Since 1985, the Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair has been showcasing antiques in one of the most highly anticipated events in London. It is the only antiques fair catering specifically to the interior design buyer. For this reason, collectors will definitely keep an eye on the dates and log them in their diaries so as not to miss out on the chances for treasure hunting that this fair affords. Casual shoppers flock here too, as there are plenty of bargains to be had and unique items that everyone can appreciate.
The Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair is a family-run affair. It came into being due to this family’s desire to unite the antiques and interior design trades. With more than a few antique fairs taking place in London, the organizers of this fair were also determined to source more unusual and coveted antiques, and make them more readily available to the world of interior design. Nowadays, more than 150 dealers from around the UK and Europe take part in the Fair’s three annual events in Battersea Park. The stallholders arrange their goods in ways that shoppers could see them fitting into their own homes, and are happy to dispense interior design ideas, tricks, and tips.
The Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair has some wonderful pieces of furniture for sale, among which unusual English and European antiques. Visitors will also find 20th-century design, mid-century modern furniture, textiles & works of art, ornaments, chinaware, chandeliers, statues, porcelain works, mirrors, and other wall hangings, lamps and more. It is easy to imagine the pieces looking fabulous in your very own living room!
Bargaining skills are required to snag the best prices for goods on sale at the Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair. Vendors pretty much expect it and enjoy the banter this allows with potential customers. It is also a great way to gain a little more knowledge about the items of interest, and many of the vendors are certainly experts in their fields, whether that be antiques or design. Wherever your interest as a visitor may lie, there is an inspiration to be found at every booth at this fair.