EAST Anglian early furniture specialist Andrew Singleton has, for many years, held a popular pre-Christmas selling exhibition at his shop, Suffolk House Antiques, in Yoxford High Street, and following the consistent success of these shows he is staging a summer version, opening on June 12 and running for a week.
He tells me: "I am basically a shop dealer and although I
exhibit at the BADA Fair each year I do not do either of the big
London fairs in June. East Suffolk is always very busy in mid-June
with the Aldeburgh Music Festival and associated events, so it
makes sense to have a summer exhibition around this time."
While the Christmas exhibitions are usually themed, this summer
show will be centred on a number of recently acquired items on
display for the first time.
These include a 15th century stone figure of the Madonna with
original traces of paint and a Henry VII English chest; a 16th
century full tester bed and a 17th century William and Mary cushion
From the 18th century comes a charming pair of yew goblets and a
Fulham stoneware tankard. And staying with drinking vessels, as is
the custom at Suffolk House Antiques' exhibitions, visitors can
wander around the gallery and garden fortified by a glass or two
supplied by the local brewers and wine merchants Adnams of
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