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The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair, Battersea Park

29th September 2015

AntikBar will be participating again at Stand 139 in the newly designed foyer and hall entrance area at the Decorative Fair. Celebrating 30 years this autumn, London's most popular decorative event is held three times a year (Winter, Spring, Autumn) at The Evolution Marquee in leafy Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ. We look forward to seeing you!

Please click here for a free printable invitation to visit us at this event. 

Antiques and 20th Century Design - "The Fair is fun, fashionable and its worldwide reputation, established over 25 years, entices international trade and retail buyers, interior designers and private customers seeking unique and unusual furnishings and quirky accessories for decorating schemes."

Opening Hours: 
12noon-8pm on Tuesday 29 September
11am-8pm on Wednesday 30 September and Thursday 1 October
11am-7pm on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 October
11am-6pm on Sunday 4 October 

A free shuttle bus provided by the Decorative Fair will run between Sloane Square and Battersea Park. There are limited free parking spaces just outside the marquee (use the Chelsea Bridge Gate entrance), with pay and display parking areas inside the Park. Click here for more information given by the Friends of Battersea Park.  

Please contact us to join our e-newsletter mailing list and to request a complimentary ticket to visit us at the Fair. Scroll down to view photos from the Fair, which will be posted below during the event week, in addition to a Financial Times news article published in the lead up to the Fair.


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AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association (IVPDA), the London Art Deco Society (LADS) and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).


Sneak Peek: Decorative Fair set up in progress…


Decorative Fair Slideshow (updated during the Fair week):

Queue on opening day, lining up by AntikBar - Stand 139

Queue continuing outside the marquee entrance

Palmer Antiques Ltd

1_Paul King No Shrinking Violet
Paul King – No Shrinking Violet

1_Martin D Johnson Antiques Ltd
Martin D Johnson Antiques Ltd

1_Humbleyard Fine Art
Humbleyard Fine Art

Magus Antiques

1_Matthew Foster 20th Century Design
Matthew Foster 20th Century Design

Lascelles Antiques

James Strang

Puckhaber Decorative Antiques

1_Il Paralume
Il Paralume

Luke Honey Ltd

1_Santiago Ventura Real
Santiago Ventura Real

Signed & Designed

Stothert & Trice

2_DJ Green Antiques
DJ Green Antiques

Garden Artefacts

2_E&A Wates
E&A Wates

Nicholas Price




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Outdoor night lights at Fair closing time

see you at the next Decorative Fair!
[Save the Dates 2016: Winter Decorative Fair 19-24 January / Spring Decorative Fair 19-24 April / Autumn Decorative Fair 27 September-2 October] 


In the NewsAntikBar has been featured in this weekend's Financial Times (How To Spend It, p32, 5-6/9/2015):

"Roll up, roll up - quirky, nostalgic rides and signs from the golden age of the travelling fair are gaining in art world clout, says Charlotte Abrahams. With their wholesome sense of fun, fairground carousels, sideshows and bumper cars can't help but raise a smile...

The rising cultural and aesthetic value of fairground artwork is in large part thanks to exhibitions such as Tate Britain's 2014 show "British Folk Art" and furniture showcases like the thrice-yearly Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair, which recently had a focus on fairground memorabilia...

Significant appeal comes from the fact that these collectables weren't just decorative - they were used; in the golden age of the travelling fair...posters announcing the fair were glued onto fence posts and buildings as the fair moved from town to town. Few have survived such energetic use; but this increases collectability.

Posters, especially, are a big draw, being easy to display amid a broader art collection. "Those featuring magicians and magic are most sought after," says Kirill Kalinin, founder of vintage poster dealer AntikBar. But his personal favourite in stock is a 1933 Russian poster for a performance of flying sledges by the Buslaev Brothers. "Striking geometric designs and unusual angles and compositions make it very desirable," he says. "It is also genuine [original], which is another vital factor for collectors. Most posters were lithographs, so if the provenance is unknown, look for strong colours and an outline of the image on the reverse."

...Indeed, as original art goes, it's certainly a playful conversation starter - and adds a wonderfully surprising and playful element to a room."

Visit www.facebook.com/antikbar.co.uk to view the article with a slideshow of some of our original vintage fairground and circus posters from around the world and browse our full collection on our website at www.antikbar.co.uk.

Featured Image: Air France Planisphere, 1948 

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