TW3 (that was the week that was) with temperatures into the 90s as we moved into the Antiques for Everyone Fair at the NEC. Thank you NEC in Birmingham for being air-conditioned. We arrived daily glad to be out of the heat and if you didn't make it to the fair, this is what our stand looked like before the opening.
It was a nice sized stand and I want to thank those many people who paid us such great compliments as well as the several new clients who bought pieces from us. Back here in Witney everything keeps going and we will be preparing for our next show as the week goes on. This coming weekend July 30th. and 31st. sees the re-vamped Burford fair and since it is almost on our doorstep I thought it would be good to encourage local collectors to come and see us even more regularly in the shop in Witney. In case you haven't yet received or printed off the ticket for this, I have placed it below.
One of the pieces I will certainly take to Burford is this George III Dresser with rack. They just don't come any prettier and I am sure it will find a new home this weekend. I will also take the Oak and Mahogany Lowboy which is currently in stock. One of the funny things about an Antiques Fair is trying to guess which pieces will sell at an event and to take the pieces most likely to be of interest to visitors. The truth is that most people don't know what it is they are looking for at a Fair and are hoping for some inspiration. I will certainly try to inspire. If I have room I may well take this excellent quality George III Gentleman's Press as well. I am constantly surprised at the amounts paid for fitted wardrobes in homes when for far less today you can acquire a Press like this with a Chest of Drawers and a Dressing Table which will be with you forever if you choose or when you move home!
If you are looking for something in particular and cannot find it on my website, do let me know so I can keep you informed as and when similar objects become available. It may be the height of Summer but it always pays to plan ahead hence my picture of a superb set of fire irons for use later in the year! I do hope to see you either here in my shop or at one of the fairs coming up and you can always call about anything you have seen on my website.
Many thanks for taking the time to read this.