MORE worthwhile activity from our busy and productive local dealers’ associations which have surely proved their worth now, even to traditionally independent sceptics. As the stalwarts of the Cotswolds Antique Dealers’ Association wrap up their series of exhibitions, the equally industrious members of the Thames Valley Antique Dealers’ Association prepare for their autumn fair.
The TVADA Fair will be held at Radley School, near Abingdon in
Oxfordshire from October 31 to November 2 and, with 44 exhibitors,
is fully booked and the biggest to date.
The venue did make some extra space available, but, as the
sell-out shows, there was no shortage of members prepared to take
stands at what has become a busy and prestigious Thames Valley
Organiser Elizabeth Fell felt the mood among dealers at the
pre-fair meetings was positively upbeat and there was a lot more
optimism about business than was apparent earlier in the first half
of the year.
Not only were more members wanting to exhibit at the fair but more
dealers wanted to become members.
As always, the fair will have a good representation of classic
quality stock from the likes of Hallidays, Cavendish Fine Art and
Summers Davis Antiques.
But there will also be rather more of the quirky and decorative
look which has been the key to many a successful stand at various
It will be provided by, among others, The Country Seat, The
Nettlebed Antiques Merchants and Marcelline Herald. Admission is
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