After more than 18 months, the popular Cotswolds Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair returns to Westonbirt School, Tetbury,
Gloucestershire from 13th – 15th August 2021. Featuring art and antiques specialists from across the UK, the popular summer event at Westonbirt School is the place to buy everything from the most traditional antique pieces to the latest in chic and decorative style. Says organiser Sue Ede: ‘This is where people come to decorate and furnish their homes in their own personal style. The fair offers a special mix of decorative antique and 20th century pieces with fine art, collector’s pieces and personal items such as jewellery, silver, watches and vintage fashion.’ Among the many highlights will be a fabulous collection of historic watercolour paintings of the Cotswolds to be shown by Newman Fine Art from Painswick. Among the wonderful depictions of villages and countryside from the golden age of British watercolour painting will be a view of Painswick by Noel Harry Leaver (1889-1951), a much admired Yorkshire artist who at 16 was one of the youngest ever pupils of the Royal College of Art where he passed with first class honours. He travelled all over Europe and North Africa painting as he went before returning to a teaching post at Halifax School of Art where he worked until 1915. After this he taught at the Burnley School of art up until the mid 1930’s and painted widely across Britain. His unique treatment of skies and the effects of light ensure that his Decorative pieces from King George Antiques “Painswick, Gloucestershire” by N.H.Leaver. Watercolour 9.25 x 14.25 inches £850. From Newman Fine Art “Winchcombe” by N.H.Leaver. Watercolour 10 x 13.75 inches £850. From Newman Fine Art
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Also familiar to Cotswolds visitors will be a charming watercolour painting of Tewkesbury Abbey from ‘across the Swill gate’ by the artist David Bates (1840-1921) and a view of Wickham Bridge, Stapleton, near Bristol, dated 1864 by Charles Branwhite (1817-1880). There will be a wide range of pieces on sale at the fair, such as a fabulous range of 20th century vintage handbags and Hollywood style costume jewellery belonging to Twentieth Century Glamour and Modern British paintings from Granta Fine Art. Specialising in traditional English Georgian and Regency antiques will be W.R.Harvey while
King George Antiques show architectural salvage, furniture, mirrors, lighting and rugs and Paul Burnett Antiques & Interiors specialises in mirrors, lighting, antiquities and decorative silver and accessories. Scandinavian by Design show Mid-Century Modern furniture, Freya Mitton specialises in 20th century Modern British paintings and Candice Horley shows 20th century porcelain and art prints. Plaza specialises in fine jewellery. Cotswolds Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair takes place in the atmospheric setting of Westonbirt House, now a prestigious school, occupying the Great Hall, Orangery and adjoining rooms. Stylish antiques, superb paintings, decorative delights and all kinds of rare and unusual antique treasures go on sale with prices from less than £20 to more than £20,000. Approximately 40 dealers offer plenty of choice for interior designers and the seasoned and first-time collectors. In addition, there is a range of exquisite personal gifts including antique
jewellery, watches, mid-20th century designer jewellery and accessories.
Public Admission is £5.00.
Open Times: Friday – Sunday 11.00am-5.00pm
The fair is organised by: Cooper Events, Somerset TA8 1BU. Tel: 01278 784912.
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