CADA Flower Show on Instagram for second year running
By David Wood
For the second year running, members of The Cotswold Art & Antiques Dealers' Association (CADA) are hosting The CADA Flower Show on Instagram.
Coinciding with the RHS Virtual Chelsea Flower Show, The CADA Flower Show is taking place from Monday, May 17, until Saturday, May 22, highlighting a selection of decorative, florally inspired furniture, carpets and rugs, jewellery, antique boxes, paintings and prints, textiles and glass, all of which are for sale from art and antiques dealers in the Cotswolds.
The florally inspired items will appear over the six days in different posts featuring the individual dealers' stock on the CADA's Instagram page @cadaartandantiquesassociation .
Amongst the items for sale are a large and sumptuous Victorian three-fold screen with exceptional decoupage panels cascading with garlands, unusually decorated on both sides and framed with gold edging in an ebonised wood frame, circa 1880, £650 from Prichard Antiques in Winchcombe.
As one would expect, there are a number of paintings that feature flowers or that flowers play an important or decorative role in the subject, across different centuries.
Trinity House Paintings in Broadway, Worcestershire, is showing 'Blossom' and 'Roses in a Jug', different oil on canvas paintings by contemporary Cheltenham-based artist Francesca Currie, £7,950 and £2,200 respectively, whilst Architectural Heritage in Taddington, Gloucestershire, has the aptly named 'Flowers', an oil on canvas by Bryan Kneale MBE RA (b.1930), circa 1956, POA.
More traditional works come from Astley House - Fine Art & Interiors in Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire with a pair of large decorative floral paintings 'Chrysanthemums' and 'Roses' by Margaret Saunders-Armstrong from 1893.
Haynes Fine Art of Broadway has a good mix of traditional and contemporary paintings from Oliver Clare's 'Still Life of Birds Nest and Flowers on a Mossy Bank', oil on canvas, £5,750 to 'Walking Amongst Wild Flowers' oil on board by Dorothea Sharp, £38,500 and 'Still Life' oil on board by Donald McIntyre, £5,980. 'Cottage Window Sill' is an attractive monochrome linocut, from an unknown artist, priced at £75 from Elizabeth Harvey-Lee.
The first CADA Flower Show took place last year at the same time that the Royal Horticultural Society held a virtual show, as the pandemic prevented The Chelsea Flower Show from taking place.
After 108 years, The Chelsea Flower Show is moving to an autumn date, however, members of The Cotswold Art & Antique Dealers' Association are keeping with the May dates for The CADA Flower Show.
As pandemic restrictions are easing, shops have been opening up, so it will be possible for people to visit many of the dealers in their galleries and premises around the Cotswolds, which encompasses parts of five counties.
It is advisable that people ring to book an appointment with individual dealers. As not all the CADA dealers have shops or galleries open to the public on a daily basis, those interested can contact the dealer direct, as their websites will be featured on the relevant Instagram post or visit the CADA website at www.thecada.org for more information.
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