Michael John Hunt: Petworth Park, acrylic on canvas; 26" x 60". £15,000 from The Hunt Gallery
Michael John Hunt: Petworth Park, acrylic on canvas; 26" x 60". £15,000 from The Hunt Gallery

Petworth plays host to virtual antiques and fine art fair – this is what will be on display

Petworth will play host to a virtual antiques and fine art fair over the next fortnight after the postponement of the annual event at Petworth Park.

Thursday, 14th May 2020, 1:27 pm

More than 60 exhibitors will take part as the traditional Petworth Park Antiques and Fine Art Fair is transferred online during the lockdown, and extended from its usual three-day format to two weeks. Ingrid Nilson, director of organisers The Antiques Dealers Fair Ltd, said: “This extra two weeks gives exhibitors the best chance of doing business at this difficult time. There is a diverse range of antiques and fine art for sale, as well as links relating to the event and Petworth House.” Leading antiques dealers taking part include Fileman Antiques, who will be offering a pair of Regency ormolu and bronze cut glass candelabra, 1820, at £3,600; Hickmet Fine Arts with a £3,450 Daum Frères Spring glass beaker vase, c1900; BBC Antiques Roadshow expert Richard Price with a French lyre mantel clock at £2,850; and Karen Taylor Fine Art with a charming late 18th century English School oil on canvas portrait of Mary Anne St Quintin, with a price tag of £6,500. First time exhibitor Elaine Phillips Antiques will present a set of four 17th century walnut caned side chairs at £2,500, while Roger de Ville Antiques will show a colourful Bristol Delft charger, c.1740, at £995. An excellent example of a silver pass, by J Westwood, for the Shakespeare Jubilee Festival of 1769, and featuring the head of Shakespeare, is being offered at £385 by historic medal specialist Timothy Millett, and Greenstein Antiques have a fabulous snowflake diamond cluster and white gold ring at £1,850. The traditional fair in the grounds of Petworth House has been rearranged for September 11-13. To find out more about the virtual fair, which starts tomorrow (May 15), visit www.petworthparkfair.com

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