Northern Antiques Fair to be held at Garden Rooms at Tennants

Tennants in Leyburn.

The organisers of the Northern Antiques Fair have announced that the event will again be held at the Garden Rooms at Tennants.

The event will be held from Thursday, September 29 to Sunday, October 2.

The fair, which has been running since 1951, moved last year from Harrogate to its new venue.

Organisers say it was deemed an overwhelming success with around 2,600 people visiting the four-day event.

Ingrid Nilson, fair director of The Northern Antique Dealers Fair Limited, said: “Make it an excuse for a rewarding day out, driving through the spectacular landscape of North Yorkshire to the market town of Leyburn in the heart of Wensleydale.

“Once at Tennants, there is ample parking for everyone and enhancing the visit to the antiques fair is the popular café, bar, bistro and gift shop. The bistro is renowned for its delicious Sunday lunch.

“The Garden Rooms and Cloisters provide a very light, airy and modern setting complimented by the exhibitors taking
a huge amount of trouble laying out and decorating their stands to the highest specifications.”

Ingrid said that due to word getting around that last year’s fair was well received, there had been an excellent take-up for the 2022 staging with new exhibitors from all parts of the country including Bags of Glamour, Catherine Hunt Oriental Antiques, Carolyn Stoddart-Scott, Fileman Antiques, Hickmet Fine Arts, Highland Antiques, J Dickinson Maps & Prints, Malcolm Eglin Antiques, Markov, Melody Antiques, Millington Adams, Studiotic, Sylvie Collett – Sewantiques and Watches of Lancashire.

The fair will increase in size to more than 40 exhibitors who will be bringing a selection of disciplines including formal and country furniture, traditional and contemporary paintings and sculpture, early to modern glass, silver and jewellery,
oriental rugs and carpets, ceramics and lighting, clocks and watches, Art Nouveau and Art Deco design objects, antique, collectable and luxury handbags, antique needlework and much more.

Prices range from £100 to five figure sums.

Ingrid said highlights included an Edwardian silver owl caster made by the Goldsmith’s Company of London in 1905 (£9,995) from Highland Antiques; a Spanish walnut writing table with a lovely rich colour and patination from Catalonia, c1660-1680 (£7,000) from Hispanic Antiques; a deep Kangxi charger from the early Kangxi-late Transitional period (£10,000) from Catherine Hunt Oriental Antiques; a rare small 18th century dresser from the Montgomery area of North Wales famed for their beautiful colour and patina (£3,750) from Melody Antiques; a very stylish Art Deco cold painted bronze dancer by Josef Lorenzl, c1930 (£4,995) from Solo Antiques; an oil on canvas of the Duke of Newcastle returning from the shoot, after Francis Wheatley RA (1747-1801) (£3,950) from Blackbrook Gallery and a 1978 Rolex Explorer 1016 (£14,000) from Watches of Lancashire.

The fair’s charity partner is Two Ridings Community Foundation.

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  1. I knew Edmund father of two sons running Tenants these days who had a small saleroom in Middleham. They have done really well and turned the business into the Christies of the North.

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