Art and antiques fashionistas, collectors, connoisseurs, and decorators will be gathering at Westonbirt School near Tetbury for The Cotswolds Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair from 22 – 24 April 2022. This popular spring event is the place to buy everything from the most traditional antique pieces to the latest in chic interiors 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 pieces with fine art, collector’s pieces, and personal items such as jewelry, silver, watches, and vintage fashion.’
Among the many highlights will be fabulous Georgian traditional furniture from WR Harvey Antiques who specialize in 18th and early 19th-century pieces. Now often undervalued, fine English furniture is undergoing a renaissance as home furnishers once again appreciate its everlasting quality.
Among views of the Cotswolds to be shown by art specialists will be a superb painting by Charles March Gere, (1869-1957), a member of the Birmingham Group of Artist-Craftsmen formed in the 1890s who lived in Painswick by 1902, the small Cotswold town with which he is long associated. It will be offered for sale by Newman Fine Art with a price tag of £2,800.
A superb pair of George III period carved giltwood salon armchairs in the neoclassical taste, circa 1775. From W.R.Harvey. £12,500.
“Thistle, by Mary Fedden. Oil on board. W 30cm x H 40cm From Carns Fine Art. £17,500.
“The Cotswold Edge and Severn Vale” by Charles March Gere, signed, dated 1943, Oil on Canvas, 14.5 x 19.5 inches. From Newman Fine Art.
Showing for the first time at Westonbirt will be Hispanic Antiques who specialize in Spanish historic and decorative objets d’art. Their eye-catching exhibits include a painted 19th-century Hispano-Moresque dish at £850 and an extremely rare hand-colored example of Munster’s map of Spain and Portugal from the 1540 edition of Geographia, measuring 38cm x 31cm, priced at £1,200.
Returning to the fair after an absence of more than ten years will be Jim Dickson Antiquarian Maps and Prints. Collectors will find a mix of academic and decorative maps and prints, many of Worcester and the local area and dating back more than 300 years.
In addition to antiques and fine art, the fair always offers silver, jewelry, glass, and ceramics. Candice Horley shows 20th-century porcelain and art prints, Plaza and Shapiro specializes in fine jewelry, and Garret & Hurst bring French and European sculpture.
The 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. Approximately 40 dealers will be exhibiting at this popular event that began in 1989. Public Admission is £5.00. Open Times: Friday – Sunday 11.00 am-5.00 pm The fair is organized by: Cooper Events, Somerset TA8 1BU. Tel: 01278 784912. www.cooperevents.com. firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: coopersantiques.fairs Twitter: @CooperAntiques
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