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The Esher Hall Antiques & Fine Art Fair 2012 at Sandown Park, Esher

PUBLISHED: 16:40 10 July 2012 | UPDATED: 21:36 20 February 2013

The Esher Hall Antiques & Fine Art Fair 2012 at Sandown Park, Esher

The Esher Hall Antiques & Fine Art Fair 2012 at Sandown Park, Esher

The Esher Hall Antiques & Fine Art Fair returns for the fifth successive year to Esher Hall at Sandown Park racecourse, from Friday October 12 to Sunday October 14.

The Esher Hall Antiques & Fine Art Fair returns for the fifth successive year to Esher Hall at Sandown Park racecourse, from Friday October 12 to Sunday October 14 2012.

In association with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Sunningdale, this event attracts collectors, interior designers and avid fair-goers from across the south of England.

It is also an ideal opportunity for those living in London to spend a happy day hunting out the best of every discipline on offer.

The fair brings together around 30 dealers from all parts of the UK, showing an impressive choice of paintings, furniture, silver, glass, jewellery, sculpture and many other decorative works of art.

Highlights include a set of four Hepplewhite period mahogany salon armchairs with cartouche shaped carved backs flanked by scrolling arms and fine cabriole legs, c1785, priced at 25,000, from WR Harvey & Co (Antiques) Ltd from Witney.

One armchair from this set was illustrated in Going for a Song: English Furniture Arthur Negus talks to Max Robertson, published by the BBC in 1969.

Melody Antiques from Cheshire is bringing a Chippendale influence mahogany pedestal sideboard which has a pair of ornate knife urns incorporated on either side, c1880, for 12,000.

Nicholas Arkell Antiques, recently relocated to Dorset, is bringing an Edwards & Roberts labelled and stamped kidney-shaped satinwood desk, c1880, with a price tag of 12,000.

There is an impressive selection of paintings at the fair from the 18th century to the present day.

Two Surrey-based dealers sharing a stand, Kaye Michie and John Robertson are bringing On The Hilltop, a large oil by Laura Knight, priced at 35,000 and two paintings by William Russell Flint, The Bruised Ankle, 32,000 and The Beach near Banburgh Castle, 24,000.

For collectors of works by Sir Jacob Epstein (1880-1959) there is a charming bronze head with green patina The Piccaninny selling for 18,950.

Art of the Imagination has successfully sold bronzes by contemporary sculptor Vivien Mallock for a number of years and is exhibiting Nina, a ballerina in pose, priced at 12,500.

Vivien is an associate of the Royal Society of Sculptors and this year she has several high profile bronzes being unveiled, including a 15-foot figure of Arthur Wharton outside Wembley Stadium for the London Olympics, a bust of Sir Winston Churchill for the Pentagon, a six foot wingspan eagle to be unveiled by the Prince of Wales at the National Arboretum and a large bronze bass relief portrait of the Queen for installation on the wall of the Great Hall in Winchester.

Interesting works are always found on the stand of Campbell Wilson. This Aberdeenshire dealer has a pencil and chalk drawing Travellers in a Railway Carriage by British artist Job Nixon (1891-1938), priced at 4,500, while Cambridge Fine Art has a fine oil painting of a local Surrey view Cottage near Abinger Hammer, by Edward Wilkins Waite (1854-1924), c1890s, selling for a five figure sum.

Late 19th century original hand painted French textile designs are always in great demand and Nicholas M Daly, the specialist antique reference books specialist, is bringing a good selection, selling for around 125 each.

Amongst the antique jewellery and objets dart from T Robert is a pretty 15ct gold Russian demantoid and garnet frog brooch, c1900, 1,150 and a diamond and French cut sapphire pendant watch, mounted in platinum, pre-1922 for 7,500.

Another jewellery dealer, Plaza, has a platinum and emerald ring, handmade in Ireland and dating from the 1920s, priced at 12,500.

New exhibitors to the fair include specialist glass dealer Mark J West, who is bringing Baccarat and St Louis glasses with sulphide inclusions, all love tokens, c1840, 880 each as well as a rare complete hand painted pottery Lazy Susan with tea pot, sugar box, milk jug and four cups and saucers by Bishop Powell Stonier, c1880, 780.

M&D Moir, specialists in Art Nouveau and Art Deco glassware are returning to the fair bringing pieces by great makers of glass between 1875 and 1955, including Lalique, Gall, Daum and Tiffany.

The majority of the exhibitors are members of either the British Antique Dealers Association or LAPADA The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers.

This year, Esher Hall Antiques & Fine Art Fair is supporting two charities, each having a presence at the fair - the Art Fund, helping museums and galleries buy art for everyone to enjoy, and The Poppy Factory, working to help wounded, injured and sick ex-Service men and women find meaningful and sustainable employment in the communities where they live in the United Kingdom.

  • The Esher Hall Antiques & Fine Art Fair 2012 at Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey KT10 9AJ from Friday October 12 to Sunday October 14. More information at or call 01797 252030.

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