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.

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

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.

Summer Calls!

Hello again folks!

The sound of summer in parts of Britain can be heard by certain birds, well, here is a vintage, (most likely Victorian), bird call. Made to be used in one hand, holding steady, whilst twisting the round wheel with the ratchet to mimic a Corncrake.

This is an interesting item and was photographed by myself a couple of years ago, but the birds will be around again soon, I hope to hear them again, and I say that in hope as today I saw the first grass-snake of the year for me, the summer is looking better!

Ah yes, talking of better, our fair in Bibury returns this Sunday June 2nd. Pop in and see how we all are. Our dealers who were away in May are back. We open at 10 am and I look forward to seeing you! Bye for now. Andy.

Bibury’s magical mermaid!

Many of you will know that Bibury has a little river running along the roadside, but few will have imagined there would be a mermaid in Bibury.

It’s just possible that she will be seen this summer there, but for those who can’t wait, here she is!

Made by Gertrude Baker in 1913, a few photos’ for you to enjoy. Regards, Andy.

Change over time

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.

A selection of stock on Grahams stand.

Watch out, we’re back soon!

Here’s a watch one of the dealers may well have for sale when the glass has been refitted and just checked for reasonable timekeeping. Many will know already, but for those that don’t, there’s a complicated history! Briefly, Wittnauer was a Swiss gent who emigrated to America, to work for a relative, and eventually made his own watches so good that they were in partnership with Longines. Sadly they closed in the 1990’s when they were bought by Swatch! A better link may be followed here….
https://www.timepiecechronicle.com/features/2015/5/20/losttotimewittnauer

If you’re nearby, call in and see us, we will be in The Village Hall, Bibury, between 10am and 4pm Sunday, May 5th. See you there? Regards, Andy.

About Time!

Hello all!

Some people have told me that “Its about time” Bibury Antiques Fair started, and we are back on April 7th, not long now!

Here’s a watch which may be there, a slightly different Swiss 17 Jewel watch, looks fun to me! It may still be getting a replacement glass and a little tidy up by a vintage watch repairer.

Pop along to The Village Hall in Bibury on Sunday 7th April, and see what you can find!

Regards, Andy.

bibury Watch Pic

 

Time for Tea?

Last night was a business club meeting at Eynsham Hall. A place I have been to for wakes and weddings, and antiques fairs over the years.

However a group of us went to have a look around and taste the menu, what a treat, so thanks to all there!

Should anyone else want to sample their food, have a look at the link here and enjoy,I’m sure you will. They do fabulous afternoon teas too, bookings are not necessary, but they may be if everyone reading this goes tomorrow!

https://www.eynshamhall.com/

Here is a photo taken as I was leaving.

Regards, Andy.Eynsham Hall