Hello folks, hope you having a good day. Here I have a walking cane (or stick to most folks!), which I saw a similar one ion the television the other day featuring a well known Belgian detective. Here it is, and if you are worried about the ivory tusks, well I made a replacement from antler, which as you know falls off every year as it falls off naturally, and as such I have often used this over the 30 years I have been restoring furniture! Anyway, here are a few photographs, this cane will be on show this weekend at an antiques fair near Banbury, it’s called ” Antiques at the Holt”. Maybe I’ll see you there?
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!
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.
All “Ship-Shape” for Bibury on Sunday.
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.
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
- Our May event was held yesterday, and we had a great start with a coach of visitors, and a few early trade clients, however our afternoon was not as busy at all! A few of our regular dealers were watching a local equestrian event, and so there was a little more space to display a few of my furniture curios awaiting restoration, one being a folding Victorian Bagatelle game, which caused interest, as did a mahogany longcase clock from Dublin! I think I would have sold a banjo barometer too, except I mentioned the problem of taking mercury onto planes as hand luggage, and option of professional shipping, but then something else caught their eye!
- I thought a photo of the stand infront of the stage would be appreciated, as there were a few items of interest to visitors still being mulled over late in the afternoon, so here’s a reminder. I can forward your number to the stallholder if you wish to buy anything! As I can to all the dealers too, many times sales are agreed after events. Regards, Andy.
May Bibury Visits!
Hello again! This Sunday May 5th sees us on show in Bibury from 10am, and our first coach of visitors is booked in for then too! Why not pop along and see what’s there for sale? I never know until the day! Exciting! See you there? Regards, Andy.
Dusters at the ready!
We’re all getting ready for our first fair of the year in Bibury Village Hall, we will be there on the 7th April 2019! Opening at 10am, and closing at 4pm.
I’m not telling what’s going to be on show by the dealers, but here are a couple of pieces of mine at a bi-annual fair at Hopcrofts Holt Hotel, near Banbury closed down last weekend. The top hat has gone to feature in a local play abut Dr. Doolittle, and indeed I was surprised to see a “push-me-pull-you” in someones kitchen today!
All the best, Andy!
Sorry, there’s a sticking handle which really annoys me, but in haste I missed seeing it through the lense, now sorted and I can sleep again!
What a difference a year makes!
What a difference a year makes indeed. This photo was taken around a year ago, just as some areas of the locality were cold and windy with a little snow, just a few hundred yards further on the snow had drifted quite deep, causing a few areas of chaos! As a result we cancelled our 2018 March event, and were hesitant about it this year too!
We return to Bibury with renewed vigour, on April 7th 2019. See you there?
Here is Arlington Row in the snow, a frozen carp at the bottom of a garden, and a gnome off to ski school! Regards, Andy.
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!