All Dressed Up and Nowhere To Go?

Now reserved!

Aha! Well, I have just found an Oak Dresser which needs a little “Chuckling” as a colleague used to say. Well, here it is, around 6′ long, the handles are obviously replacements, but have been on for a long time, so I’ll leave them alone until someone worries about it, (I have old ones from other projects if needed!), all part of the history of the piece! Well, here it is as I got it, and I expect to have it ready for sale in November, yes, that won’t be long! I’ll just revive the polish and enhance it a little then give it a walloping wax and buff. Shout if you are interested. NOW RESERVED! Thanks, Andy.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Fair result for October!

Well, last Sunday was our fair in Bibury and we did reasonably well, the weather was excellent despite the forecast and I believe that helped with some sales figures. Shown here are a few quick photo’s of stock that was exhibited there. If you like anything just ask and I’ll try to trace the dealer to see if they have it still, or why not visit us on our last event of the year in Bibury, on November 3rd. That’s most likely when there will be weekend bonfires, jacket spuds and the first of the sloe gin opened if I remember rightly from an event I went to a couple of years ago, see you soon!

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

De-lighted to be back soon!

Hello again! I’m pleased to say that we will be back on show in Bibury Village Hall on October 6th. We have a good looking fair lined up and here’s a little item to shed some light on what may be there! Pop in and say hi, there’s a visitors book if you’d like to sign it. This will be our penultimate fair for this year, our last is on November 3rd, and we expect to return to Bibury in the spring of 2020. See you soon. Here’s the candlestand, and a candle I made from some old beeswax foundation. Bye for now.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Our Trilogy begins this Sunday September 1st!

Hello again! Just to say that our last three fairs for this year in Bibury start on September 1st, yes, this Sunday! We are open from 10am to 4pm, and are easily found in one of The Cotswolds most visited small villages. Maybe see you there, here are a few images taken at our last event, hope you like them.

An early visitor to Bibury before we opened!
One of Julie’s Newlyn trays!
Some of the jewellery which is for sale at our fair.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wedding Ceremony Plaque?

Aha! Here we are again. Well, this was photographed at our last event in Bibury, and we are returning there on September 1st. Won’t be long now!

So, just in case you don’t know, this was taken from a piano. Marshall and Rose were early 20th C piano people. There’s lots of info on the internet about them, so I need not redo it. Just thought if someone called Marshall was marrying Rose wouldn’t it be a great for the table plan!

Here it is…….

Hope it makes you smile. Maybe see you soon, perhaps in September, or October, or our final month for this year in Bibury, November!

All the best, Andy

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

All “Ship-Shape” for Bibury on Sunday.

Hello again!

We return to Bibury this Sunday, August 4th, from 10am untill 4pm. Easily found in Bibury, as it’s not a big place, but steer oneself towards the river, and we are at the opposite end of the village from The Trout Farm!

As ever, I rarely know what the dealers will bring, and I found this photo of an item which may well help steer you towards us! Have a good day! Regards, Andy.

All ship-shape for Bibury!!
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sunshine by the river!

We’re back on Sunday!

Amongst the dealers, there will be jewellery, glass, mirrors, pictures, rugs,and some furniture. Here’s something that should be for sale at Bibury, please ask for a viewing. As ever there’s great food available in the local pub and hotel, and places to wander and find ice creams!

A painted pine chest of drawers. The sizes of the height and width are the same, being 37″ or 94cm. The depth is 17 1/2″, or 44.5cm. Having just been photographed here after being waxed, the remedial scuffing of a paint finish has been left alone, after all someone may want to have them re-painted! Can deliver if required, call for viewing on 07977 936 882 or email me on echoantiquesrestoration@gmail.com thanks, Andy.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Island Treasure!

Being summer time and many folks go away, I am pleased to say I found a little “Island Treasure” recently, well, I found it here in England, and I have cleaned it by simply waxing and buffing, and I think it’s a great improvement on what it was. Yes, if you didn’t know, when I’m not at Bibury Antiques Fair I restore furniture, so am happy to chat about wood, tools and polishes etc, but just beware, I have been told I do talk a little!

So, whilst pottering around the other day I found this, if remember I may well bring it to the next fair with a few other sticks. I have some made from Partridgewood, Blackthorn, Yew, Ash, this one, from Pitcairn I understand is Miso wood. A new timber to me, whilst it shares a similar colour to either Partridge, or one of the many oaks, there is a lot of information about this timber on the internet. Similar sticks from Pitcairn are in some museums around the world. Watch out next time you go out for a walk, I may well be using this! Happy wanderings! Andy.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Sitting Comfortably!

Hello again, and on this weekend when fathers, grandfathers, sons and daughters are celebrating “Father’s Day” I thought there would be a lot of people in need of a rest! There’s also many folk who are having their first “Father’s Day” without their father being there, and I hope they can remember them well.

As a bit of fun, I have shown here a brass Windsor chair, and although a miniature, would be really comfortable if it was a full size one. Just shows we never know what can be found around the corner.

This has just come to me and I know it will be with me for a very long time as it’s small enough to keep and enjoy. Additionally, it has a makers label underneath and a date, 11.12.81 I have not decided yet whether it’s 1981, or 1881, but I’m pretty sure it’s the first. The label says No 56, but I wonder how many were made.

If you find another, let me know! Have a good weekend folks! We will be back on show in Bibury on July 7th. Maybe see you there? Regards, Andy.

Wee Brassy!
Small brass Windsor chair. No 56.
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Moonlight!

Hello again. Our event in Bibury is a small antiques fair, however, like many places we do also sell collectables. Here is one picture, which could well be collectable. Exhibited at the Summer Exhibition at The Royal Academy in 1992, and still sporting the original frame, and label from that time. This is a woodcut, one of twenty which were for sale, although there were 25 made by Mrs Fyne Marianne Fox Ockinga. Measures approx 24 1/2″ by 17″. Pop in and see if it’s still available on Sunday June 2nd. Woodcuts are amazing, and I often like the way they work, if you are the same, then have a look at her website, which is, http://www.mariannefoxockinga.co.uk/index.html

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment