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.

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!!

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.

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

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.

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

 

Dusters at the ready!

Hello!

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!

holt march 2019

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!

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.

 

Feeling Cornered? Shelve it in a Cabinet!

Wow! What a find, I love it, but what does everyone else think?

I think here I have saved a potentially fabulous, mostly Elm corner cabinet from, the  1760’s (ish), from the fire! Why? Well, simply because I like it! Is it worth the effort? No most likely not! But……. I like wood, and this is great! When finished, if it was in a posh antiques shop it would be a stunning price, but still wouldn’t sell in a rush, so I get the pleasure of tidying it up, and enjoying it, please follow me on the journey (should enough people want me to, we can have a “Cabinet Meeting!”  just send me an email and I’ll do one for this project!). 

We can then see what can be done. I hope to use this as an advertising item, as it’s bigger than I thought when I saw it, and a good weight, also heavier than I thought! (So not that keen on taking out everywhere!). Here it is today, and I have just bombed it with woodworm killer, he signs were old, but just in case! The interior was covered in fabric, maybe added in the 80’s, as underneath was the original paint! In the current market, I could spend a month working on it and raise the value to nearly £70! (AUCTION?). Only true country furniture folk would buy this! The labour involved is huge, and so I am gambling on a possibility I may be asked to work for someone to repair something for them, by  appreciating the work and materials that go into this!

Please ask about my restoration business or pop along to Bibury Antiques Fair (April 7th!), in Gloucestershire to discuss anything you may wish me to do for you! I do try to please!

Thanks for looking, and here’s the cabinet!

Regards, Andy.

 

 

Sweet Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day Folks!

Some of you may not know that St. Valentine is one of Beekeepings patron Saints, there are several!

St. Ambrose, St. Benedict, St. Gregory, St. Bartolomew, St. Gobnait, St. Kharlamii, St. Dominic also called St. Modomnoc,  and St Valentine. There are undoubtably others!

So whilst the bees around the country are stirring, responding signs that the weather is getting warmer, the days longer, so too are some of our dealers for Bibury Antiques Fair getting ready for our first event of the year on April 7th. See you there perhaps? Other antiques fairs are available, more news soon!

Regards, Andy.

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