West Sussex, UK - Ardingly Antiques & Collectors Fair showed its mettle (albeit disguised as petals) this week, as a major fair that continues to attract a strong following of dealers, designers and private buyers. It could have been the sunny start and morning light hitting the showground, but the architectural and decorative antiques looked especially pretty, like the first daffs in March.
IACF Ardingly Antiques & Collectors Fair
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My highlights included Mangan Antiques’ marbled apothecary pots c1870 from southern Italy coloured to signify the herbs they originally held, a floral telephone chair with fringing detail, numerous painted reclaimed doors, a late Victorian stained glass panel rescued from Birmingham by Smiths of Stratford, and a ‘60s bag bursting with flowers - the last two of which could both be considered romantic gestures.
The next IACF Ardingly Fair will be held on Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th April 2019 at the South of England Showground near Haywards Heath (as usual).
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