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The Cocktail Hour – Foyer Display

Inspired by fashionable 1950s and ‘60s nightspots, with a touch of deco glamour, the Winter Fair will present as its foyer display, The Cocktail Hour – showing visitors how to create a contemporary space for parties or a modern club room vibe.  The Cocktail Hour will incorporate diverse seating, side tables, lighting and decoration of all periods for a fresh look, beautifully accessorised with 20th century cocktail sets and antique drinking paraphernalia.  Bar carts and trolleys are still enormously popular, and stylish examples will feature, alongside cocktail cabinets, serving trays, champagne buckets and glassware.  All items in the Fair display come from exhibitors and will be for sale.

Dealers specialising in barware and relevant accessories include Dee Zammit, Richard Hoppé Antiques, Collier Antiques Ltd, Brian Watson Antique Glass, and for original Art Deco period pieces, Art Deco Gallery London (Matthew Foster) and Jeroen Markies Art Deco. Bar carts or drinks trolleys, side tables and cocktail chairs, are usually stocked by L & V Art & Design, Christopher Jones, Catherine Despas, Les Trois Garcons, Ed Butcher, Kiki Design, Hudson Antiques and Philip Varma.

Decorative Fair - Ed Butcher - Aldo Tura (1909–1963) lacquered goatskin bar cart / drinks trolley with gilt metal details. Italian, c1960

Aldo Tura (1909–1963) lacquered goatskin bar cart / drinks trolley with gilt metal details. Italian, c1960, Ed Butcher

Decorative Fair - Kiki Design - 1960’s Italian birch wood & smoked glass interlocking & stackable tables

1960’s Italian birch wood & smoked glass interlocking & stackable tables, Kiki Design

Decorative Fair - Dee Zammit - Art deco 1930s wooden drinks cabinet trolley

Art deco 1930s wooden drinks cabinet trolley, Dee Zammit
Decorative Fair - Art Deco Gallery London, Matthew Foster - French 1920s Art Deco novelty cocktail stick holders crafted in aluminium, enamel, phenolic and exotic woodsFrench 1920s Art Deco novelty cocktail stick holders crafted in aluminium, enamel, phenolic and exotic woods, Matthew Foster Art Deco Gallery London

Decorative Fair - Colliers Antiques Ltd - A collection of cocktail accessories: Cranberry glass water glasses and carafe; Victorian decanter; Art deco silver plated cocktail shakers; Bristol green glasses 1900; 1950’s cocktail glasses

A collection of cocktail accessories: Cranberry glass water glasses and carafe; Victorian decanter; Art deco silver plated cocktail shakers; Bristol green glasses 1900; 1950’s cocktail glasses, Colliers Antiques Ltd

Decorative Fair - L&V Art & Design - Bentwood armchairs in Designers Guide ‘Varese’ velvet, Italian, circa 1950

Bentwood armchairs in Designers Guide ‘Varese’ velvet, Italian, circa 1950, L&V Art & Design
Decorative Fair The Cocktail Hour foyer display
Decorative Fair The Cocktail Hour foyer display
The Decorative Fair ‘The Cocktail Hour’ foyer display
Decorative Fair - Colliers Antiques Ltd - A collection of cocktail accessories: Cranberry glass water glasses and carafe; Victorian decanter; Art deco silver plated cocktail shakers; Bristol green glasses 1900; 1950’s cocktail glasses