Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Christmas sorted – head to Perth for this fair

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Historic Scone Palace in Perthshire is the setting for a fabulous antiques and art fair from Friday 4th to Sunday 6th November.

The palace provides a stunning backdrop to a glittering array of antiques and artwork ranging from small keepsakes to large statement pieces, perfect for some early Christmas shopping.

This is the 30th year that Scone Palace has hosted the biannual Galloway Antiques Fairs, when dealers from across the country come together to display their wares.

Hugely popular with serious collectors through to buyers simply looking for something different for their home or garden, the fairs always offer something new and different to see and buy.

With prices ranging from just £20 to £30,000 – and everything from silver to china, pottery to glass, beautiful vintage jewelery to one-of-a-kind art – there’s sure to be something to catch your eye.

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Among the stars of the show is a beautiful late 19th-century mahogany Chippendale GrandDaughter clock with Gothic-influenced carvings and beautiful finely fluted columns. It costs £4695 and is brought by Mark Buckley Antiques of North Yorkshire, specialists in inlaid Victorian and Edwardian furniture.

If you’re looking for something a little different check out Lancashire’s Solo Antiques who have a stunning range of glass and sculpture from the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods.

Look out for the quirky Daum glass and the silver Absinthe or Opera Muff bottle (£1695), designed to allow ladies to sip absinthe in their glove and steal a secret drink from its silver mug.

Rowles Fine Art from Shropshire is bringing a delightful bronze sculpture entitled ‘Five Screech Owls’, one of a dozen made and signed by artist Jonathan Knight, whose clients included the late HM Queen Elizabeth II.

Items with royal connections are always popular – another highlight is probably a Victorian silver vinaigrette from Windsor Castle, made in 1839 by Nathaniel Mills, one of the finest box makers of the time. It will be brought to the fair by Highland Antiques, a silver dealer from Aberdeen, and will cost £1195.

If you are looking for something special for your home, John Briggs of Aberdeen offers a colorful selection of rugs and rugs from around the world.

Big day

More than 30 knowledgeable Kent dealers will have stands in the main State Rooms of the Palace, including the Dining Room, Drawing Room, Library and Long Gallery.

Peruse the antiques, indulge in home-made treats in the Palace’s tea room and explore the Palace’s impressive rooms and beautiful grounds for a great day of history and heritage.

Organizer Susan Galloway said: “Avid antique lovers, collectors and interior designers, young and old, are sure to find something unique.

“There is something for every taste and budget.”

Two for one ticket

Don’t miss the chance to snag a two-for-one ticket.

Simply visit the Galloway Antiques Fairs website, download and print out the ticket offer or download it to your mobile phone and bring it with you on the day.

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