Crowds to revel at antiques fair

The stand of Peter Bunting Antiques, the Derbyshire furniture specialist. Photo contributed.
The stand of Peter Bunting Antiques, the Derbyshire furniture specialist. Photo contributed.

FIFTY specialist art and antiques dealers will be presenting a superb display of rare and desirable objets d’art at the 48th Buxton Antiques Fair.

Connoisseurs and collectors will be making a date with this annual event at the Pavilion Gardens between May 17-20, which is a major highlight in the arts and culture of the Peak District.

Over four days antiques and fine art with prices from £10 to £100,000 will go on sale. All exhibits will be vetted for quality and authenticity.

The Buxton Antiques Fair is distinguished by its wide variety of high quality exhibits, from early English and Continental furniture and works of art from the 18th century to 20th century to fine pottery and porcelain, silver, jewellery, watches, metalwork, glass, sculpture, samplers, folk art and much more.

Sue Ede, from organisers Cooper Events, said: “The Buxton Fair has an immense charm and a unique appeal to serious collectors. We seek to indulge the most discriminating collectors and first-time buyers.”

Among the specialist exhibitors will be Paraphernalia Decorative Arts from Buxton, specialising in arts and crafts furniture and lighting; Richard Glass from Derbyshire with Old Master drawings, John Newton from East Yorkshire, showing fine porcelain; Garth Vincent from Lincolnshire, with a selection of antique arms and armour; early English pottery on the stand of Roger de Ville from Staffordshire; Persian and Oriental carpets and rugs from M.& N. Rugs from Manchester; and British and Continental porcelain by Meissen and other major factories.

Among the jewellery specialists, Shapiro & Co. from London promise a glittering display of Russian and French pieces including pieces by Faberge.

The fair, supported by Buxton Opera House, is open to the public from 11am to 6pm daily, closing at 5pm on Sunday. Admission is £5.