Lady Kentmores

George Johnson

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With a 25th birthday party, an influx of some seriously good newcomers joining the backbone of original exhibitors who have created the club like atmosphere of this very special annual event, Bath Decorative Antiques Fair is heading for a champagne cork popping, crowd pleasing, vintage event from 6-9 March 2014.

Now into its second year under the ownership of Cooper Events, the fair has retained its essential star core exhibitors like Jon Cornall, Julian Carr Linford and Alexander Kunha, Terry and Marie Kelly, Ark Angel Tetbury, Chris Jenkins, James Gould of Apollo Antiques, Cherrie and Michael Todd, Appledore Antiques, David Ford of The Trading Room and Hudson Grove while attracting some big names of the London decorative trade for the first time including Josephine Ryan, Jackdawes, Aeology, Lillie Road duo sharing one of the largest stands in the fair Antiques 269 specialising in mirrors and decorative accessories and architectual antiques reclamation dealer John Wiseman who also speciliases in period English and European fire surrounds. Also joining for the first time will be leading treen and decorative dealer David Levi of Portobello Road.

Other exciting newcomers from around the UK include Smithson Antiques, a resident at Hemswell Antiques in Lincolnshire, with his exceptional collection of kitchenalia and country furniture, Elham Antiques of Kent and Nicki Page who trades at The Swan in Tetsworth, who both have a signature Bath look with decorative furniture and accessories. Adding a flourish of Nordic glamour will be Casa Nova Antiques from Denmark who also trade at Blanchard Collective in Marlborough.

For the first time the fair will host an Antiques Young Guns pavilion where Amanda Rait of Clarke Pickett Antiques showing period Country House upholstery, mirrors and accessories and George Johnson of Lady Kentmores Antiques, who will bedeck his stand from floor to ceiling with a myriad collection of the bizarre and decorative in true showman style, both from Scotland, will join their fellow Young Guns James Gooch of Doe and Hope based in Bedfordshire, showing a heady and moody collection of curios, medical and macabre objects, library furniture and religious relics, Jason Clarke, from Berkshire, who takes an academic approach to his buying with a collection of eclectic pieces noted for a certain detail or embellishment and Daniel Larsson, hailing from Helsingborg Sweden, who deals in period Stockholm pieces and decorative Swedish furniture both painted and fruitwood.

Other enticements at the fair include the presence of celebrity guests including Judith Miller who will be assisting Anna Brady of the Antiques Trade Gazette and Robin Coleman former owner of the fair, to cut the ribbon and birthday cake and officially open the 25th Bath Decorative Antiques Fair.

David Levi
Large European (French or German) carved and painted wooden Poodle.19th century probably early.
Very rare in wood, original painted surface, good condition, (minor chips, tail broken off and restored on)
Price on request.
John Cornall A superb and atmospheric Georgian Welsh pine press cupboard dry scraped to traces of its original and early paint, salmon pink-terracotta and distemper colours. Fielded and shaped panels. Drawer with lockplates and originally no handles. Original shelves and catches to interior in original terracotta paint. Two piece.
North Wales, c.1760 Price: £2850
Lady Kentmores Antiques:
Double Headed sideshow gaff chick, this item harks back to the old carnivale freakshows,amaze your friends with this cute chick with a split personality
Price £175.
Clarke Pickett Antiques A Rare set of x 6 Gentleman`s Painted Armchairs Georgian circa 1780 
With original horse hair crescent shaped back rests and x 3 original squab cushions. Some old repairs but all joints strong and all cane intact no holes or tears. All paintwork original. Price £2750
Doe and Hope A Wonderful Late Gothic Period Italian Gesso & Softwood Carved ‘Ecce Homo’ Figure of Christ c.1500. Price £2900.

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