At the opening exhibition of her new gallery in Broadway, Cathy Turner will offer this c.1880 Arts and Crafts embroidery on silk of a kneeling angel. Attributed to The Royal School of Art Needlework, the embroidery costs £950.

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She bought the gallery from Tony Haynes of Haynes Fine Art, a long-time fixture in the Cotswolds town, and she is now ensconced in an area known for its preponderance of serious dealers.

Cathy Turner has been dealing for more than 27 years and, early on, developed a lasting passion for Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts.

Briefly she opened a shop in Yaxley, near Peterborough and later opened her own antiques centre in Stamford, Lincolnshire. Then, in 1997 Cathy took a shop in Camden Passage selling contemporary studio pottery alongside her Art Nouveau.

Last year, following the untimely death of her son Justin, the dealer was determined to move on and eventually found just the premises she was searching for in The Bindery Gallery.

The gallery, incidentally, was once home to Katie Adams, a protegé of William Morris who was known for her bookbinding - hence the name of the gallery.

In the 1920s the building was a popular tea room and Cathy has plans to reopen some of the space as a tea room some time next year.

In the meantime, though, from September 8 to 29 she inaugurates the new venture with a selling exhibition titled A Celebration of the Decorative Arts which includes a John Pearson copper panel in an oak coat rack, a good Shapland and Petter display cabinet and an eclectic mix of copper, pewter, silver, textiles and furniture.