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The Northern Antiques Fair Returns

By October 4, 2019 Leeds Community News

The Northern Antiques Fair returns to the Harrogate Convention Centre from 3rd to 6th October, to showcase art, antiques and design from over 40 of the UK’s top dealers.

Dating back to 1951, the event is Harrogate’s longest standing art and antiques fair. This year, highlights include a pair of famille verte Lowther Castle fishbowls on Victorian George II style giltwood bases, dating from 1820, priced at £65,000 from newcomer Burton Antiques. Based in Driffield, Burton Antiques is represented by Simon Wingett, a third-generation member of a family that has been in the antiques trade since 1910.

Another northern dealer making its fair debut is Hispanic Antiques from Sheffield, who is bringing an early 16th century figure of St John the Apostle from an old private French collection, priced at £6,000.

Items of interest on sale with a local provenance include a Regency bracket clock made by John Garth of Harrogate circa 1825; an oil on canvas of Knaresborough by Leeds-born William Greaves, priced at £5,500; and a York canteen of fiddle design cutlery for 12 settings dated 1812-48 by Barber, Cattle and North.