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.
Hello all. We’re back in Bibury this coming Sunday, May 5th. Opening as usual at 10am. This month however there are a few new stands, as some of our regular dealers are off to watch an equestrian event not far away. One of our new dealers is Graham, and here is a small selection of his silver he may well be bringing with him. Call in and see us to find out who else is new this month! There will also be pictures form a new dealer to us, as well as many of our regulars, so it does look like a good show again! Regards, Andy.
Just a quick photograph of an oak longcase dial taken as I was adjusting the time, so an hours extra time as many people say, however as its sunny, I’m off to have a short walk in the sunshine, kicking leaves off the paths, just like schooldays!
It’s quite likely that I’ll be taking this clock to Bibury, so if you’re interested just nudge me and I’ll make sure it’s there. The dial signed Geo Jackson, Gainsbro. A nice 30 hour movement with good sounding bell!
Our last fair this year in Bibury is on November 4th, between 10am and 4pm. Maybe see you there?
Well, on a day where a picture almost self destructs at a major auction house, here is one I am researching, and finding a frame for before I can offer it for sale, most likely at slightly less than a million pounds Stirling, but if someone offered that I could include a free shredder, paper or garden mulcher even!
I am struggling to read the inscription above the picture, but believe it says “Published 1822 (1922?) The Museum Galleries, 20 Museum Street, London. W0 Copyright”
Although signed in pencil, it is very faint, but I do like the embossed markings to one corner. These photographs will be enough for tonight, but when all said and done I actually like this, and feel as though I should know the place, but yet I don’t know where it is, yet!
Happy Researching for me!
Have a good weekend, and we will be on show in Bibury on Sunday 7th October!
Pop in and say hi and ask for a panini from a brand new kitchen accessory!
Just a quick catch up after the fair today and I tried to photograph my favourite item I saw today, a difficult challenge as it was made from Lead Crystal. Without proper time allowance, or backdrops, I came up with this photo. This item is available for sale, I can give your number to the dealer if you are interested!
I’d be happy to have this perched on a window as I think it may be a little too good for my current car! Maybe if I had a falconry business I could buy it as a paperweight!
Our next event will be this Sunday, September 2nd, and we will be on show from 10am, pop in and see us. One new standholder tomus will be bringing a selection of Staffordshire Pottery, also, as often is the case, we have a selection of items for sale, including jewellery, glass, ceramics, smaller furniture,and items made from brass, including these “Lion Dogs” or “Dogs of Fo”.
Here, and on show at the next Bibury Antiques Fair is an Oxfords Windsor Armchair made by Stephen Hazell and stamped on the rear of the seat as is often the case.
This has been thoroughly tidied, waxed and buffed and really shows the colour of the timber so well. Try it for size, very comfortable, all it needs is a table next to it with a glass of pop and a piece of cheese and cake!
Hope you like it, have a look on the “Furniture For Sale” link, there will be more photographs and information there.