Elm Corner Cabinet

On display soon will be this Elm and Oak Corner Cabinet.

The item undergoing a little restoration, basically tidying up, and replacing the modern plywood bottom, with old timber from an Elm Coffer, of about the same period.

Here are a few photographs, hope you like them. The sizes will be added over this weekend, and the first day out should be over the weekend of 16th and 17th March at The Holt Hotel, here’s the link, http://www.antiques-at-the-holt.co.uk maybe I’ll see you there?

Here it is as I got it, and now there has been some work on it. I may show those improved photo’s over the weekend. Please ask should you wish to see this item, as it is rather nice, and although had a replacement base, is mostly original. The interior paint shows that it was a piece used for display with the doors open as well as closed. This seems to have been protected by someone applying fabric to the interior, rather than re-painting, excellent!

Regards, Andy.

 

A Delft Shelf Elf?

Hello all!

I’m hoping that the weather today will be kind on us and the autumn tourists around Bibury. Many will know we have a visitors book, and it’s great when people sign it, really I’m interested in their town where they live or consider their home. Bibury really proves to be a destination for many from all over.

Here we have, taken part way through setting up, a rack, sometimes called a Delft Rack, Board Rack, or Delft Shelf, my favourite as said quickly it can be difficult.

Here on show for sale are a few items, duplicate reference books, tools, and of course the rack itself, recent arrival, but I’m sure I will make good use of this for years as I think it will be a benefit to display items on. Let me know if you like how it all looks, and why not pop along and enjoy the fair, we do have some excellent items, I’ll take a few extra photos to encourage visitors for our last fair of the year, on November 4th, obviously that’s after our fair on October 7th!

Regards, Andy.

Pinch, Punch, First of the month! (Again!).

Hello all.

The title was a saying of a dealer many of us used to know, and it’s still around, when I remember! My post today is to remind, or inform about our next event, this Sunday on October 6th in Bibury Village Hall.

Refreshments served by Angela will include panini as the weather gets cooler, and hot sandwich and soup may just well be ideal!

Here is a photograph of a stand a couple of months ago, and who hopes to return to us in the spring. It shows an example of the variety of items we do get. Hope you like it.

Regards, Andy.

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A Fuschia Sale?

Hello all!

Here I’m showing a photo taken a while ago, (the fuschia is the flower in the background),  but oddly enough all the items are still for sale, and thought it about time I showed them off!  Oak, Yew and Silver. I may bring them to Bibury on October 7th, pop in and find out if I do! The stool looks a bit better now as I have been waxing it occasionally!

We are at the Church end of the village, opposite end to The Swan Hotel, and refreshments are served from around noon, by  our friend, including eggs form her own hens!

See you there? Regards, Andy.

Joint Stool 2015

 

“Little Reading” perhaps?

Hello all. 

I’m pleased to say that looking into the future, I can see the next fair at Bibury Village Hall is full again!

Pop along on 2nd September to see us, we open at 10am and close at 4pm. Refreshments are available. Stallholders items include Jewellery, Glassware, Brassware, Ceramics, Staffordshire Pottery, Metalware, and Furniture too!

Here is a Gypsy Table which will be there for sale, I’ve just photographed it today. Made in Coldstream, by Robert Bennet, called a Gypsy Table as they were often used by fortune tellers, and travelling folk, as the legs unscrew for easy transportation, and to save space. Now there is an idea!

Regards, Andy.

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Tilt Top Table, Plum Pudding? In this heat!

Hello all!

Yes, here I have a mahogany tilt top table for sale, some would call it “Plum Pudding” well, sorry, just to warm to think of those!

So here it is……

Call for viewing, or pop in on Sunday August 5th at Bibury Village Hall where it will be on show.

Thanks, Andy.

Calling All!

Hello, and as the harvest season and the warm weather seems to conitinue, some people in the country will remember seeing Corncrake becoming exposed as their shelter becomes our food when the fields are harvested. Years ago, it was a long slow gentle affair with scythes and gangs of men, and sometimes women working their way across a field, but with large harvesters, well not so quiet!

This here is a Corncrake Call, and some people will recognise it as it’s a small rattle, can be held and worked in one hand too! Sadly I can’t say it works for Corncrakes as I can’t remember last time I saw one, must have been over 15 years ago, but it does attract Magpie and Jackdaw, as they are close to me and so nosey!

The whole item measuring under 4″.

Have a good weekend, so much on around here, but if a small countryside village is your thing, then pop along to Bibury Antiques Fair this Sunday!

Regards, Andy.

Corncrake Call 2

A Shropshire Lad!

Hello all!

It was over 120 years ago that a book of poetry entitled “A Shropshire Lad” was printed, and yet here on offer at Bibury there was photographed last month a charming snuff or baccy box. More unusual than many, this example being named, with the location too. 

Pop along to see if it can be added to your collection, or maybe start from here!

See you soon perhaps, our next vent is July 1st 2018.

Regards, Andy.

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Fair Thanks!

Hello All! 

Thanks to all the dealers and visitors who were with us at Bibury last Sunday, we had a busy day, and the weather was pretty good too, much better than the rain we have had recently, so the river wasn’t as clear as usual.

This is a photograph of one of the stands, I hope it gives a little feel of the variety of items we have on sale at this fair.

Have a good week.

Regards, Andy.

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