Monday, February 04, 2008

Battersea Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair

22 - 27 January 2008, Battersea Park London

Above: A pair of stone lion's on Lorfords Antiques stand

Above: Various garden ornament on Damien Sherlocks stand

Above: a pair of cherubs on Damien Sherlocks stand, originally created by H. Crowther Ltd and have recently been restored by Paul Crowther.

Above: Stone lion on Tina Pasco's stand, Espirit du Jardin

Above: Johnathan Swire's fossils

The Decorative Antiques fair has over 130 exhibitiors and enjoys an international reputation, welcoming visitors from around the world. It has strong routes in design and had a hand full of of stands which showcased sculpture and garden statuary, including Tina Pasco from Espirit du Jardin who said "It wasn't the buzziest Battersea I've ever done, a bit like swimming against the tide! But I got there in the end." Damien Sherlock at Garden Antiques UK Ltd and Lorfords Antiques both showed examples of garden ornament.

Johnathan Swire's stand had large examples of fossils rather similar to the popular ones sold at the last Sothebys garden sale.When asked about the fair he said "It was a very good fair for us. Especaially for our fossils. We have always sourced these from all over the world - including China, Africa, the Phillipines - but have recently been able to offer items from Siberia. Our most encouraging sale was a large Woolly Mammouth's Tusk which was from Siberia - a very beautiful and rare item."


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