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Spring 2014 Decorative Fair

Greta Garbo by Andy Warhol (1928-1987).

Event preview

THIS year’s spring Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair runs at Battersea Evolution from April 29 to May 4, 2014.

Interior designers and private buyers will descend on the second Decorative Fair of the year, the Spring edition, which features a foyer selling display, ‘Using Textiles as Art’, curated by exhibitor Molly Hogg.

One hundred and forty dealers will be exhibiting from the UK and Europe, showing their latest exciting finds: from antique garden seating and decoration to upholstered furniture, modernist design to traditional fine art, vintage crystal and jewellery to wall lights and mirrors.

Fine and decorative antique English and Continental furniture and accessories are the backbone of the Fair.

‘In the know’ buyers who are regularly seen at the Fair include Sir Paul Smith, Ben de Lisi, Christopher Bailey, Patrick Cox, Howard Hodgkin, Charles Saatchi, Cath Kidston, Alex and Olga Polizzi, Annabel Elliot, Kelly Hoppen, Nicky Haslam, Veere Grenney, John Minshaw, Colefax & Fowler, Anthropologie, Soho House, Hackett and Ralph Lauren Retail.

Amongst a number of new participants at the Spring Fair are: AB Antiquo (by appointment Northants) with ancient Chinese ceramic artefacts; Covelli-Tennant (London) vintage textiles to create bespoke upholstery and cushions; Hayloft Mid Century (Derbyshire) a fine selection of English & Danish post war design; Haynes Fine Art (Broadway, Worcs) the UK’s largest regional art dealer, brings modern & contemporary works.

Luke Honey (London) presents a gent’s retreat; board games, curios & decorative pieces; Morris & Ling (Bristol) with decorative antiques, design, vintage jewellery and objects; No1 Lewes (E Sussex, a Young Gun) decorative antiques for the modern family home, practical pieces pre-1920 and a touch of rustic industrial; Henry Saywell (Lillie Road London) who exhibits under his own name for the first time (formerly as 52 Meters) with 20th century design; and La Maison London, French antique painted and traditional furniture.

For more information, visit www.decorativefair.com/.

Image Info: Greta Garbo by Andy Warhol (1928-1987), a hand signed, colour offset lithograph. In July 1962, Warhol discovered the process of silk screening. This technique uses a specially prepared section of silk as a stencil, allowing one silk-screen to create similar patterns multiple times. He immediately began making paintings of celebrities. Warhol would use this style for the rest of his life. New Exhibitor: Haynes Fine Art.

Times: The Fair opens on Tuesday, April 29 at 12pm and then daily from 11am until Sunday, May 4.

Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London, SW11