The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair takes place this year from Friday 10 to
Sunday 12 May 2019 in the Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped grounds of the
National Trust’s Petworth House in Petworth, West Sussex.
The market town of Petworth is already gearing up for the influx of visitors to this popular annual event. The fair is a delight for interior designers seeking inspiration for the home and there are a number of notable items for collectors with art and antiques spanning the centuries from the ancient to the contemporary.
Organiser Ingrid Nilson from The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited said, “We are most
grateful to Lord Egremont, who has agreed to open this year’s fair on Friday 10th May.
The past four fairs have successfully enticed people from as far away as Scotland and
even Europe and the USA to visit. Of course, the added bonus is the fact that antiques
fair ticket holders can also see all that Petworth House & Park has to offer, free-of-charge.
In return, we offer complimentary access to our fair to National Trust members and
Petworth House visitors.”
Amongst the 60 exhibitors are a number of newcomers: The Antique Enamel Company
brings an impressive gold and enamel clam-shaped watch box, signed J Rossel & Fils and
JF Bautte & Cie, the long-established watch manufacturer from Geneva, c.1850, selling for £14,000, as well as Diana the Huntress with her dogs on a Viennese rock crystal dish
depicting, c.1880, £8,000. The dogs are set with rubies and Diana has sapphires. Art
Nouveau and Art Deco glass specialist M&D Moir is showing a selection of art glass
from names like René Lalique, Daum Nancy and Emile Gallé, as well as the Scottish glass
designs by Monart.
The fair provides a wonderful day out with so much to experience from Petworth House
and all its treasures, the ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped gardens and light refreshments
in the fair’s marquee or the restaurants, pubs, cafés and other shops in the town, all of
which can be easily enjoyed, as a courtesy shuttle runs between the antiques fair and the
centre of Petworth. Larger purchases at the fair can be safely packaged and delivered
locally, round the country or abroad by Bridgefields.
The fair raises funds for the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust and is supported by the
National Trust, Brilliant Gin, Hennings Wine, Savills Petworth, Anderson Rowntree
Solicitors, Petworth Antiques And Decorative Arts association, Petworth Business
Association, Bold & Reeves and First Class Holidays. www.petworthparkfair.com