Esher Hall Antiques and Fine Art Fair Set for 7 – 9 October

. September 12, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Esher Hall Antiques and Fine Art Fair returns to Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey KT10 9AJ from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 October 2011 for the 4th year with a line-up of over 30 professional dealers.

The fair is full of treasures on every stand including an important and immense George I period walnut wing chair from Parkside Antiques, priced at £45,000. Bearing the date 1722, when the building of Britain’s first Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole’s Houghton Hall in Norfolk was first initiated, this chair bears striking similarities to the furniture commissioned, designed by Thomas Roberts, including the unusual hoof feet. Parkside Antiques is a mother and daughter team, Priscilla Daniels is a furniture restorer and upholsterer of early furniture and her mother, Patricia Daniels deals in early glass and porcelain. Patricia Daniels is bringing a rare Chelsea fable saucer depicting ‘The Leopard and the Wild Boar’ for £5,500 and a Chelsea teapot and cover from the raised anchor period, c1750, priced at £7,500.

Other items of furniture to look out for include a set of six Chippendale period mahogany dining chairs, c1760, selling at £15,000 and a George III period mahogany tray-top commode stamped Gillows of Lancaster, £3,000 both from W R Harvey & Co (Antiques) and a French kingwood and ormolu writing desk, c1860 from Lennox Cato Antiques for £8,000, exhibiting with The Edenbridge Galleries. More furniture dealers include Shaw Edwards Antiques, dealers in early furniture and carvings, also part of The Edenbridge Galleries, Nicholas Arkell Antiques, S & S Timms Antiques and, newcomers to Esher Hall, Melody Antiques from Cheshire.

A great selection of paintings from 18th century to contemporary in the fair includes a drawing by Augustus John (1878-1961) of Mrs Ambrose McEvoy, wife of the painter, for £8,000 from Campbell Wilson Ltd, newcomer to this fair, all the way from Aberdeenshire. Amongst the wide choice of 18th and 19th century oils with Cambridge Fine Art are a landscape of ‘Culham on Thames’ by Henry H Parker (1858-1930) and ‘Feeding Poultry’ by Rowland Holyoake (fl 1880-1911). For a contemporary look there is a peaceful and elegant bronze sculpture, ‘Resting Swan’ by 84 year old Benson Landes from Callaghan Fine Paintings & Contemporary Bronze priced at £9,750. Other picture dealers are John Robertson and Kaye Michie, exhibiting with The Edenbridge Galleries, Haynes Fine Art of Broadway, Art World Gallery, Baron Fine Art, Neville Contemporary Art and Art of the Imagination, selling traditional and contemporary sculpture, paintings and original book illustrations, including a 1922 illustration by Arthur Rackham, selling for £36,000. Garret & Hurst Sculpture are also returning, bringing a fine selection of figurative bronze sculpture by the late 19th century

Sep 12,2011 – 10. Wales 2003 World Cup shirt – £1,000
A Brent Cockbain Wales shirt from the 2003 World Cup, signed by the entire Wales squad, made £1,000 at a charity auction in February 2004 for the Alzheimer’s Society.

9. England v France World Cup 2003 ball – £1,900
A game-used rugby ball, from the England v France World Cup semi-final in November 2003, made £1,900 at a Graham Budd Auctions sale in May 2006. The consignor caught the ball in the stand, following a successful drop-goal by England fly-half Jonny Wilkinson.

8. Australia v England 1991 World Cup final ball – £2,115
An official match ball used in the 1991 World Cup final between Australia and England achieved £2,115 at Bonhams in January 2004.

7. Fred Jowett’s caps – £2,400
Four rugby union and league caps, awarded to flying Welsh winger Fred Jowett in the early 1900s, for appearances for Wales and the British Isles, among others, sold for £2,400 at a Graham Budd Auctions sale in May 2008.

6. Photograph of 1906 All Blacks – £2,400
A photograph of the New Zealand All Blacks in Paris on New Year’s Day 1906 realised £2,400 at a Graham Budd Auctions sale in May 2007.

5. 1914 England v Wales programme – £2,600
An England v Wales programme, from their match at Twickenham in January 1914, just seven months before the outbreak of world war one, achieved £2,600 at a Graham Budd Auctions sale in May 2007.

4. 1925 France v New Zealand shirt – £2,880
A blue France rugby union shirt, worn in a match against New Zealand in 1925, sold for £2,880 at Christie’s in April 2007.

3. Martin Johnson’s 2003 World Cup final boots – £4,680
The boots England captain Martin Johnson wore during the 2003 World Cup final sold at Bonhams for £4,680 in February 2010. The black and yellow Adidas boots came with a signed photograph of Johnson receiving a cast of them.

2. 1910 Wales v England jersey – £5,040
A Wales rugby union jersey, worn in a match against England in 1910 by Ben Gronow, made £5,040 at Christie’s in November 2006. Gronow switched codes to league later in the year.

1. Tom Broadley’s medal collection – £5,280
A collection of late 19th and early 20th century medals and badges, awarded to Yorkshire and England forward Tom Broadley, sold for £5,280 at Sotheby’s in February 2003. The seven medals and three badges included a 15 carat medal presented to Broadley following Yorkshire’s two tries to nil victory over England in 1892.

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