Are you in or near Bath next month or looking for an excuse to visit? We’re delighted to be showcasing our rugs at the Bath Decorative & Antiques Fair from 5-8 March. The show, which has been running for 26 years, was originally set up to promote the local Bath and Bradford-upon-Avon Antiques Dealers Association. However, under new directors the fair now casts the net wider to bring together around 50 dealers from all over the UK and beyond, resulting in a far more eclectic offering.
Come and see us if you can. We’ll be taking along an assortment of kilims, Tulu rugs, Beni Ouarains, Berbers and boucherouites….
We’ve been eyeing up who else is going to be at the show and thought we’d share with you a few exhibitors that took our fancy – our mini ‘best of’. Here are a few of the shops we like the look of…
molly & maud’s place
Dealers Molly & Maud – AKA mother and daughter team Karen and Chloe – are based between York and Harrogate and will be bringing their fine mix of ‘items they love’ to the fair. They buy, sell and restore anything that they have a strong (good) emotional reaction towards! So expect all from painted bureaus to Egyptian fabric panels from the early 20th Century. The duo won’t be defined by a particular genre – “How do you put a 20th Century Indonesian puppet and a 17th Century English gate table under the same umbrella?” Chloe says.
Clockwise from top left: Victorian walnut-framed armchair, French gilt fauteuils, Victorian ballustrade table lamps, 19th Century washstand.
nikki page antiques
Specialising in French and Swedish decorative pieces, Nikki Page seeks out rare and original furniture, accessories and architectural elements that she sells direct from her own family home – so she has to love each piece enough to live with it first! And you can see how she would. Her current collection is full of beautiful furniture and oddities, including rare carved wood columns and 19th Century chairs. But it’s this collection of coral – from one private collection – that really turned our heads.
Coral from one private collection
casa nova antiques
Casa Nova are based in Denmark but sell via the Blanchard Collective in Marlborough, which sells a mix of antique and contemporary interiors products. Casa Nova’s focus is original painted Swedish antique furniture and continental decorative antiques and art. We love the faded colours of these pieces, which in our opinion would work in any type of interior – but especially well next to a perfect Beni or, for contrast, one of our hot-coloured Tulu rugs.
From left, Blue Danish bureau bookcase, small painted chest of drawers, early 1900’s Landscape painting by Arnold W Petersen, Karl Yohan dressing table