The Spring Decorative Fair is on this week in Battersea Park. Always popular with decorators, it’s a great source of painted furniture, Gustavian & Swedish design, 20th century design, lighting, accessories and named-design furniture, and excellent mirrors. Here are some stands that caught our eye…
An early 19th century French confiserie cupboard filled with original sweetie packaging. It’s £7,500 from Appley Hoare.
Another corner of Appley Hoare‘s lovely stand. The set of fourteen 18th century Italian hand-coloured shell engravings is £4,800.
This regal French gilded lantern is £2,950 from Norfolk Decorative Antiques.
Antique French mosaic tiles, c1890, sourced in Lyon. The set of 390 tiles is £3,500, from The Reclaimed Tile Company.
Amsterdam dealer Odette Welvaars is exhibiting at the fair for the second time.
These 1920s vellum suitcases, many of them with their original travel labels, are priced between £250 and £850 each. From Gallery 1930.
An impressive collection of mid-20th century rattan mirrors (£200 each) on the stand of Belgian dealers P&L&H.
Reclamation Warriors source these vintage ‘frigos de boucher’ in France and can convert them for you into larders or wine cases.
Blue Linen specialise in French antique linens, textiles & clothing.
18th, 19th & early 20th century chairs and sofas from The Antique French Chair & Sofa Company.
Jenny Hicks Beach’s Persian and Turkish rugs, rubbers, carpets, kilims and cushions.
20th century decorative furniture and lighting on C20C’s stand.
Vintage garden tools from Garden Artefacts.
For more details on all these dealers see www.decorativefair.com
The Spring Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair is on until Sunday 28 April at The Marquee, Battersea Park, London SW11. Opening hours: Thursday 25: 11am-8pm; Fri 26 and Sat 27: 11am-7pm; Sun 28: 11am-6pm.