January's antiques and art fairs

The quiet month of January is the perfect time to get a bargain for your home at antique and art fairs.
London Art Fair
Maquette VI Walking Couple by Lynn Chadwick will appear at the London Art Fair, January 16-20
Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair
January 10-13; admission is £10 on the door
London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, Duke Street, W1

This new boutique fair in London features over 40 specialist exhibitors selling high quality art and antiques. In the glamorous five-star setting of The London Marriott Grosvenor Square’s ballroom, guests will be able to browse and buy fine furniture, sculpture, silver, jewellery, ceramics, textiles, books and many other decorative and rare objects spanning the centuries, visit www.mayfairfair.com.

London Art Fair
January 16-20; admission is £16
Business Design Centre, Upper Street, N1

In its 25th year the UK’s largest modern art fair brings together over 100 leading galleries from across the UK and overseas. Over 1,000 established and emerging artists will display art and photography covering the early 20th century to the present day, visit www.londonartfair.co.uk.

The Sandown Park Antique and Vintage Fair
Tuesday January 15, early admission at 11am: £5; admission 12-4pm: £3.30
Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9AJ

Sandown Park's Antique and Vintage Fairs have been running for over 26 years, so if you're looking for a well-established fair to find treasures for your home, then this could be just the place.

Arrive promptly at the fair’s only January date and discover the wonders that 300 stallholders have to sell. Everything from antiques and vintage furniture and accessories, textiles, jewellery, glass, silver, crockery and collectables can be found. For more information, visit wonderwhistle.co.uk.

The Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair
The Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair have lots to explore including contemporary paintings and elegant and original furniture
Rosebery’s Antique and Collector’s Auction
Saturday 19 January; viewings between 9am-9.45am; auction starts at 10am
The Old Chocolate Factory, 74-76 Knights Hill, West Norwood SE27

Rosebery’s Antique Auction House is known for the decorative arts, ceramics, glass, silver, paintings and furniture it has going under the hammer. This monthly antique and collector’s event is a favourite with those seeking unique objects and accessories for their home. For more information, visit roseberys.co.uk.

The Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair
January 22-27; admission is £10 on the door (includes catalogue and re-entry)
Battersea Evolution (The Marquee), Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ

Visitors to the Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair will be greeted with glitz and glamour as the fabulous Hollywood style of the inter-war years is celebrated at the winter event.

Visitors can discover treasures from other eras as well and banish the winter blues by finding stunning statement accessories, contemporary paintings, elegant and original items of furniture, or smaller collectables at reasonable prices. For more information and daily entry times, visit decorativefair.com.

World war 2 book by MI9
This extraordinary MI9 catalogue containing top secret designs for covert equipment is going under the hammer at Bonhams. It is estimated to sell for £500-800.
Gentleman’s Library Sale
January 29-30, Bonhams, Montpelier Street, SW7

Among the elegant items going under the hammer at Bonhams’ Gentleman’s Library Sale this January are Edwardian vanity cases, Italian artwork and even an extraordinary MI9 catalogue containing top secret designs for covert equipment, worthy of featuring in a James Bond film.

The Gentleman’s Library Sale is now in its 12th year. Unique to Bonhams, the sale features all kinds of objects that may have been found in a Victorian or Edwardian Gentleman’s Library, from fossils to cigarette boxes, leather armchairs, globes, chess sets and family portraits. For more information, visit bonhams.com.

Watercolours & Works On Paper Fair
January 31 – February 3; admission is £15
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, SW7

There’s art to satisfy everyone’s taste at this four day fair. Visitors can browse and purchase prints, drawings, watercolours, photographs, posters and handmade artists’ books dating from the seventeenth century to the present. Prices start at a manageable £250 for mounted drawings, the majority of works are priced between £500 to £10,000 and for extravagant art lovers there’s some exceptional items at £10,000 plus, visit www.watercoloursfair.com.

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