(Room-set created by Elaine Phillips Antiques showing a pair of 18th century girandoles, price £2,250 with a Spanish walnut table of the same period, price £2,950)
HARROGATE’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS ANTIQUES AND FINE ART FAIR
Held in association with BADA, The Northern Antiques Fair returns to Hall M, Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 2SY from Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 October 2019. Dating back to 1951, the event is Harrogate’s longest standing art and antiques fair and holds an enviable reputation in the north of England as the town’s most prestigious antiques fair.
The spa town of Harrogate, well known for its arts and antiques heritage, welcomes the influx of visitors to this popular annual event. The fair is a delight for the discerning interior decorator, collector and private buyer looking for distinctive, unusual and individual pieces for the home or as a unique gift. There is a boutique-style atmosphere within the fair with some 40 specialist dealers, from all over the UK, featuring an eclectic mix of pieces from the 17th century to the present day with prices ranging from £100 to five figure sums.
For more information and booking please visit: northernfair.com
Opening times: Thursday 11.00-20.00; Friday & Saturday 11.00-18.00;
Tickets & enquiries: £7.50 including catalogue (and re-admission)
Tickets available on the door or book in advance through
+44(0)1797 252 030 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cat eye ruby and diamond drop earrings,
from Greenstein Antiques
An Art Deco cold painted bronze figure
of a dancer, signed Lorenzl, price
£4,450 from Hickmet Fine Arts
Arthur Delaney, ‘The Steps’,
oil on board, 9¼ x 7¼ inches,
price £9,850 from Haynes Fine Art
– London & Cotswolds
“The fair maintains a respected reputation for the outstanding quality of items on
display. The dealers take enormous trouble to showcase their wares in the finest
light. Furniture dealers sometimes present room-sets in order to give visitors ideas
and inspiration for their homes, often using a combination of antique and
contemporary pieces,” says Fair Director Ingrid Nilson.
The majority of the exhibitors return annually but there is always a smattering of
new faces, some adding a fresh discipline, this year including Hispanic Antiques,
dealers in quality and decorative antiques from different eras of Spain’s rich history.
Burton Antiques specialises in period furniture, paintings and works of art; S & J
Abbott Ceramics Plus concentrates on 18th to 20th century ceramics and small
collectibles; The Antique Enamel Company has an impressive and varied
collection of English and Continental enamels and Works on Paper – Berlin is
bringing works by 20th century Berlin artist Walter Lindner (1936-2007).
The fair is always well supported by local Yorkshire dealers including Bryan
Bowden Antiques, Elaine Phillips Antiques, Ellis Fine Art, Graham Ruddock,
Jack Shaw & Co, Mark Buckley Antiques and T L Phelps Fine Furniture
A highlight with a local provenance comes from clock expert Olde Time who is
exhibiting an English Regency bracket clock made by John Garth of Harrogate,
c 1825. ‘Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World’ by Brian Loomes lists John
Garth as working in Harrogate around 1790. He is also recorded as being both a
watchmaker and a jeweller, keeping retail premises in Harrogate from 1822 to 1826.
Collectors of ceramics will be interested in a fine Royal Worcester pot pourri vase
and cover decorated with flying swans by Charles Baldwyn, dated 1901, from
Valerie Main (£7,500).
An English Regency bracket clock
by John Garth, Harrogate,
c 1825, POA from Olde Time
An Art Nouveau Emile Gallé tall,
elegant, trumpet shaped vase, French,
c 1900, price £4,250 from Solo Antiques
A Queen Anne burr walnut
and feather banded double
dome bureau bookcase, English,
c 1705, price £39,000 from
There is huge scope for ideas for decorating the home and a good place to start is
with Yorkshire based Elaine Phillips Antiques, who creates a stunning room-set
comprising an 18th century Continental table (£2,950), a 17th century Aubusson
tapestry (£1,950) and Arts & Crafts candlesticks. Rug dealer John A W Briggs
fashions his stand as a souk with rugs and carpets in all colours and sizes including
an Isfahan rug (£7,950). A stunning centrepiece would be a Queen Anne burr
walnut bureau bookcase, c 1705 from Millington Adams (£39,000); works of art
include a striking Art Nouveau Emile Gallé trumpet shaped vase from Solo
Antiques (£4,250) and, for something quirky, a collection of Victorian walking sticks
(£850-£1,100) from Stephen Kalms Antiques.
Paintings by Helen Bradley, Mary Fedden and Marcel Dyf are exhibited alongside
traditional Northern artists such as Arthur Delaney and John Atkinson Grimshaw by
Haynes Fine Art – London & Cotswolds. A good selection can also be found
with Rowles Fine Art who is showing an oil painting entitled ‘Ger Off’ (£9,500) by
the ever popular artist Brian Shields aka Braaq. Further options are available from
royal warrant holder Rountree Tryon Galleries and also Sutcliffe Galleries.
Antique and contemporary sculpture can be found around the fair with Garret &
Hurst Sculpture, Rowles Fine Art and Burton Antiques.
Jewellery stands sparkle throughout the fair with a broad range of tastes from
Victorian and Art & Crafts periods to designer names from Greenstein Antiques,
Howards Jewellers, Howell 1870 and Shapiro & Co.
Held in association with BADA, the fair is supported by Berwins Solicitors, The
Barker Partnership, NFU Mutual Vale of York and Premium Harrogate
Tipple. Bridgefields is providing the packaging and delivery service of items sold
during the fair to anywhere in the UK and around the world.
An enamelled bird set with
pearls, rubies and sapphires with
cabouchon amethysts around the
base, price £2,500 from The
Antique Enamel Company
Four Victorian walking sticks, price £850 –
£1,100 from Stephen Kalms Antiques
A 19th century Victorian spelling box
with bone letters, price £295 from