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!

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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!

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.

 

 

“Book Up!”

Hello Folks!

Just thought I’d slip a quick post in today, and remind people that the Bibury Antiques Fair returns on April 7th 2019.

I’m looking forward to getting back to the Village Hall and having an enjoyable day with people, and to get a few more places into the visitors book. 

Meanwhile if anyone wants to learn about Gillows Furniture from Lancaster, my home City, then here is a set of good modern reference books, which are for sale shout if you are interested, as they are a keen price and these are for sale, at around half their official listing price!

Have a good weekend, won’t be long and I hope the sledge runners get polished if anyone happens to be near snow and have a sledge!

All the best for now, Andy.

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We’re only a hop, skip and a jump away!

Hello all! 

Our last fair of the year in Bibury will be held on Sunday November 4th.

Here’s a photo of one of our stalls from last month, and there are similar areas offering jewellery, glass, brass, pictures, furniture and more once inside the hall. We open at 10am, and refreshments are available from about 1130 am until 330 pm.

Pop in and say hi, I’ll be there!

Regards, Andy.

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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.

Picture This!

Hello again!

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!

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

 

June is about to be! Time for tea?

I’m pleased to say our next Bibury Fair is this coming Sunday, 3rd June!

Why not splash about and pop by the River Coln, find us near the church, opposite end from The Trout Farm and Swan Hotel, but near Arlington Row. Inside the Village Hall will be a selection of antiques, and vintage items, including jewellery, silver, brass ware, glass, ceramics, and even a little furniture, and maybe a  few rugs too!

Refreshments will be served from just before noon, including some sandwiches and home made cakes, tea and coffee goes nicely with them in the sun outside, or on William Morris table cloths inside, depending on the weather!

Look out, we open form 10 am, close at 4pm too, as we may be seen sitting by the river looking for kingfisher or seeing how much the cygnets have grown since last month!

See you there?

Regards, Andy!

Liptons Tea Caddy 1924

Time for tea anyone?

Just Play Your Cards Right!

Here I have a splendid card table, Georgian, around 1740.

Great colour and I have just waxed these fabulous legs!

Shown here closed, and the castors visible. This will be on show at Bibury Antiques Fair on May 6th. Play your cards right and delivery could be included in the price, depends where one lives I must say, but ask and hope!

Have a good weekend wherever you are!

Regards, Andy.

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