Antiques and art fair in fabulous Cotswold location
By David Wood
Where: Westonbirt School, Westonbirt, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 6QG
When: Friday, August 2, to Sunday, August 4, 11am to 5pm
Westonbirt's Summer Decorative Antiques Fair
Art and antiques specialists with an eye for the decorative, collectable, unusual and simply fabulous are about to gather for the Cotswolds Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair at Westonbirt School, near Tetbury.
The fair opens on Friday (August 2) and runs until Sunday, from 11am to 5pm daily.
Featuring art and antiques specialists from across the UK, this popular summer fair is the place to buy everything from the most traditional antique pieces to the latest in decorative chic style.
Organiser Sue Ede said: "This is where people come to decorate and furnish their homes in their own personal style. The fair offers a special mix of decorative antique and 20th century pieces with fine art, collector's pieces and personal items such as jewellery, silver, watches and vintage fashion."
There will be many highlights, such as a fabulous range of 20th century decorative ceramics by Somerset designer Sally Tuffin, from Brian Ashbee Antiques; vintage handbags and Hollywood style costume jewellery belonging to Twentieth Century Glamour and Modern British paintings from Granta Fine Art.
Specialising in decorative pieces will be Elham Antiques with country furniture and accessories and statuary; Scandinavian by Design with Scandinavian furniture and lighting; King George Antiques, showing architectural salvage, furniture, mirrors, lighting and rugs.
Paul Burnett Antiques & Interiors speciale in mirrors, lighting, antiquities and decorative silver and accessories; John Reed-Smith will be showing larger furniture and interior pieces; and Not Wanted on Voyage with Twentieth Century Designer pieces and paintings.
Cotswolds Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair takes place in the atmospheric setting of Westonbirt House, now a prestigious school, occupying the Great Hall, Orangery and adjoining rooms.
Stylish antiques, superb paintings, decorative delights and all kinds of rare and unusual antique treasures go on sale with prices from less than £20 to more than £20,000.
Approximately 40 dealers offer plenty of choice for interior designers and the seasoned and first-time collectors. In addition, there is a range of exquisite personal gifts including antique jewellery, watches, mid-20th century designer jewellery and accessories.
Public admission is £5.
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