Fair on Hold!

Sorry, but it’s not much of a surprise I’m sure, the Bibury Antiques Fair is, like much of the Country postponing it’s events. However, I have asked the dealers and I’m hoping they will send me some photo’s of their stock so I can keep you entertained, and I’ll add a few of my items to the “Furniture For Sale” page, hopefully that can be found above! I hope to be back with news soon, and maybe the fair will be able to return this year, I do hope so, but I’m not offering a “Copper Bottom” guarantee! Speaking of which, this is an Ash stool with a “Copper Pot from The Willis Meeting Rooms, St. James Street, London.” Interesting venue, and I hadn’t heard of it before I got this. According to what I have found quite easily, there was a meeting some years ago there, and resulting from that, The Liberal Party was formed. This pot is a few years after that meeting, so maybe there was so much going on they needed more kitchen staff and utensils! Anyway, here it is, sitting on a fine Ash stool. Both items for sale, send me an email and make an offer, I was thinking around £70 for the stool and £120 for the Copper Pot, because of it’s stamp and history, is that fair? Regards, Andy.

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Holt! We’re ready to Go!

Hello all! Many of you will know that Bibury Antiques Fair is due to return on April 5th, less than a month away now! However, there’s a great fair this weekend, the 14th and 15th March, at The Holt Hotel, between Banbury and Woodstock, where I will be and many more people too. Here is a link for you. http://www.antiques-at-the-holt.co.uk/ Open Saturday and Sunday! Maybe see you there? Here are few photo’s of my stock, or my stand at previous fairs at The Holt. Thanks for looking, did you see the little winning jockey? Well, it is Cheltenham week! Bye for now.

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A Pine Martin? No, an Elm Martin!

Hello again all. Just a quick catch up and a bit of wildlife for you to enjoy I hope, a rare Elm Martin! I say that as being carved from Elm, and it’s just easier to say that rather than, “An Elm Pine Martin!” Here, shown having had a little tidy up and a quick wax, measuring approximately 15″ long, 10″ high, and 6″ deep, so that’s about life size. Hope you enjoy the photo’s, and yes, this is for sale, offers discussed, ticket price £285. Thank you, Andy.

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Time Rolls By!

Hello all! Recently I have been getting ready for the fair returning to Bibury, and I have noticed that time keeps whizzing by, but it is nice that the evenings are drawing out. It won’t be long before we will be unloading by the riverside and into The Village Hall. Here’s an item one could see for sale there, a small 8 Day Brass Lantern Clock, hope you like it. Thanks for looking, Andy.

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Carved Elm Pedestal Table

Hello again! For those people who are planning trips out to various places, our dates for 2020 have been released and can be found on this website on the “About & Dates” page. Our first fair this year in Bibury is on April 5th. In the meantime, I have been getting a few items ready, including tidying up this little Elm table, I was told it was unusual before I saw it, and I think you may agree, that it’s a “little different”. Still in need of a final couple of photo’s here are some for you to see now. I can’t recall ever seeing anything quite like this, could this be Welsh, or perhaps an “Oddfellows Table”? Have a look and see. Regards, Andy.

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Happy New Year and Decade Folks!

Hello, and best wishes to one and all! As we hit the new year and decade, here are a few photographs of a current project I am working on, and the date being set correctly, one can almost hear the bell strike! Our event in Bibury starts in April, if you wish to send me your email, I will keep you in touch about our fairs and maybe others too. Should anyone enjoy a whisky for the season, I may well join you later, and toast you, Slainte Mhath! See you soon. Regards, Andy.

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Seasons Greetings Folks!

Hello all, and best wishes for the Santa Season! Just don’t forget to wear wellies if coming close to here as it’s a bit soggy! I think sledging is out this year, but water skiing maybe in! Wassail, Sliante, Chin Chin, or whatever one’s toast, may be! Here are a few photo’s of Bibury from earlier this year when it was frosty, and also our grey mog Shadow relaxing on her favourite chair! Best wishesfor the season and New Year. See you soon!

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Clocked Off?

Hello again all. Thanks to those that came to ” Antiques at The Holt!” some people may have noticed I was the first stall in after the organisers, Marcus and Franca. Many of us had a good fair, and although I still have a display cabinet for sale, it did get a few nice comments about it’s affordability and pleasing size and colour, being walnut and with a large glass door. So, moving on to get some projects finished before Santa time, is my next concern, but! Yes, I know! Here’s a longcase clock I’m really looking forward to having completed for the next “Antiques at The Holt!” which in in mid March 2020 and if some of you want to follow my progress, let me know and I may well do a few photographic updates of the general tidying and replacement of the mouldings which were in the base, so here it is! Thanks, Andy.

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“Bowled Over!”

Well, Bibury Antiques Fair is having a break until the spring…….. BUT…….. Should people have time over the weekend of 23rd and 24th November, there’s an antiques fair on at The Holt Hotel, Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire. I’m bowled over, and going to be there again! Oh yes, and I’ll have this Sycamore Dairy Bowl with me, and I think it’s got a good colour and patina, but I’ll have to let you decide if you agree! This bowl is about 12″ in diameter, and 3 1/2″ high. Here it is….. The link for the Holt event is http://www.antiques-at-the-holt.co.uk/ Maybe see you there, and if I remember rightly, the steak sandwiches are very nice there too!

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