Decorative Antique Fair Exhibitors Have Their Say
Decorative pieces and dealers that specialise in this look enjoy excellent sales throughout the week at our Decorative Fairs. Exhibitors such as Fontaine, Martin D. Johnson, Lorfords, Maggie Charpentier, Puckhaber Antiques, Hilary Batstone, Alston & Ashton, Antique French Chair & Sofa Company, Brownrigg, Blacks, Blanchard Collective, Lee Wright, Seventeen-Twentyone, Nick Mellors, Monique Relander, Gary Wallis, Richard Steenberg and Magus Antiques all report pleasingly strong sales at our antique fairs.
Some of our exhibitors comment on the Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair…
- Andrew Collier, who sells very traditional but affordable smaller items from antique wine glasses and globes to antlers and mirrors says it’s a “remarkable week”
- Gray Modern & Contemporary Art reported their “best ever opening day” at the last fair, helped by the sale of a large group of important 1930s wood engravings
- Katharine Pole said she could have sold her major textile pieces “dozens of times over”
- Rosey Ford of Serendipity long-term exhibitor at the Decorative Fair (as well as Olympia fairs), say they have “met fabulous people”
“We couldn’t have hoped for a better crowd visiting the fair” says David Juran, the Decorative Fair organiser, talking of the last antiques & collectibles fair in January. “Even Friday was our busiest on record. Whilst times may be tough, we continue to attract good quality new visitors, many from the younger age bracket whom our exhibitors are delighted to meet, as they see so few of them at other Fairs at which they exhibit. Clearly many consumers are being careful with their money, but here at the Decorative Fair, we do seem to have a good recipe for successful sales of interesting useful pieces at accessible prices”.
NB. In the main, furniture sales are at prices between £1500 and £5000 for good quality pieces which customers could buy with ease and use immediately, and a great volume are sold. Sales of high quality and rare items of antique furniture and works of art at prices around and over £10,000 are reported as sold at the Decorative Fair by Brownrigg, Lorfords, Serendipity, Guy Dennler, Richard Steenberg, Blanchard Collective and Robert Barley, amongst others.
See a full list of exhibitors at the Spring Decorative Antiques Fair - April 24th ~ 29th 2012 - next week!