After a very hectic week here in Witney having moved out from the Esher Hall Antiques Fair I managed to deliver all the sold pieces bar one which will be delivered close to Witney later this week. Everyone at Harvey’s has been involved in setting up our new exhibition, “Town and Country, Carolean Oak to Regency Rosewood” and on Saturday I opened the door and visitors started to arrive. Despite the awful weather I have been delighted by both old and new friends coming to see the very extensive range of pieces currently on view.
The unanimous opinion has been very positive with clients looking at pieces in a new light. Was this coffer made for a cottage or a rectory, that chest, for a manor or a townhouse, those chairs for upstairs or downstairs? Everyone has enjoyed asking the questions and finding the answers and with the exhibition running until November 10th. daily from 10 am to 5.30 pm there is plenty of time for a visit. Come and enjoy the plethora of different woods on show, Oak, Elm, Ash, Satinwood, Kingwood, Rosewood, Walnut etc.
There was a point on Thursday evening when everything really came together and Friday proved to be so exciting with fresh stock coming on display almost by the hour and in fact there will be even more items coming on show as the exhibition progresses. I am delighted to see how the idea of looking again at the definitions of what makes an item either Town or Country has captured the public imagination. Apparently Harvey’s even had a mention in The Times on Saturday in addition to articles about the exhibition in the Oxford Times and elsewhere.
I have to admit that I have fallen slightly behind with photography and just walking through the showrooms have counted over a dozen pieces which I shall deal with tomorrow so watch this space for lots of fresh stock arriving shortly. Until then I thought you might like to capture the flavour of the exhibition and have attached some pictures to whet your appetite for a trip to 86 Corn Street. I hope to see you soon.