Railway Road, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ 14 – 16 June 2024

Yorkshire Furniture Highlights Summer Harrogate Antiques Fair

A superb antique Windsor armchair made in Yorkshire goes on sale at The Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative Antiques & Fine Art Fair at the Yorkshire Showground from 14 – 16 June 2024.

Belonging to Leonard Handley of Dales Antiques from Kirby Lonsdale, the ‘stickback’ Windsor chair dates from around 1800 and is rare collector’s piece made from ash wood, giving it an attractive colour. As Leonard explains, ‘This chair is not only very comfortable but has clearly been loved for more than 200 years.’ It will be priced at £2,950.

Dales Antiques will be selling a wide range of country pieces, including farmhouse tables, chairs, chests and cupboards, and unusual decorative pieces such as a charming Irish toleware tea canister. Leonard Handley is also a specialist in 17th and 18th century Delft pottery, known for its striking blue and white designs and a range of pieces will be on offer.

Leonard Handley of Dales Antiques from Kirby Lonsdale with a rae the ‘stickback’ Windsor chair.

‘We’ve got a wider range of antique furniture now than for years,’ explains fair organiser Sue Ede. ‘Our regular exhibitor Mike Melody Antiques has been showing for more a decade and will be offering farmhouse dressers, tables, sets of chairs and many unique pieces. Mark Buckley Antiques, a Yorkshire dealer, will be specializing in fine Victorian and Edwardian ‘town’ furniture while Peter Bunting Antiques joins us
with early oak and country pieces.’

Mark Buckley Antiques from Yorkshire.

The Twentieth Century is strongly represented by Andrew Muir Decorative Arts & Design who
specialise in Carice Cliff, Moorcroft and designer Studio pieces from many of the leading designers. Candice Horley shows Royal Doulton and European figurines and fine costume jewellery and Deco by Design specialise in unusual iconic collectables. Hickmet Fine Art return with a fabulous collection of Art Nouveau and Art Deco bronze sculpture.

Exhibitor Andrew Muir with two Art Deco sugar shakers by Clarice Cliff.

The fair is popular for its strong range of fine art. Returning will be Haynes Fine Art and Rastall Art from the Cotswolds, Walker Galleries from Yorkshire, and Rowles Fine Art specialising in Modern British and contemporary oil paintings and animal sculpture.

French and European 19th and 20th century sculpture will feature from Solo Antiques, Chester’s Farm Gallery promise a selection of rare and unusual ceramics, glass and pictures, and Glass of All Ages present a colourful display of 20th century and contemporary studio glass. Jewellery specialists include Plaza, Scarab and Shapiro & Co.

The fair is organised by: Cooper Events, Somerset TA8 1BU. Tel: 01278 784912.

Dancer with a Puma, an exotic bronze figure and a harem dancer by the Austrian sculpture Franz Bergman, circa 1900, 43cm tall. £7,500. From Hickmet Fine Art.

Friday – Sunday
11am-5pm daily.
Admission £7.50.
Children free.

Tel: UK (0)1460 359782.

Public Admission is £7.50.
Tickets from:
Open Times: Friday – Sunday 11am-5.00pm
The fair is organised by Cooper Events, Somerset TA8 1BU. Tel: 01278 784912.
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