At the first Bury St Edmunds Antiques Fair Derek and Tina Rayment will ask £4800 for this highly decorative French Charles X barometer.

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Like all Penman events, the fair will be vetted. Expect some 25 exhibitors, many of them familiar from the Penman circuit and some local to East Anglia.

Among the latter is Denzil Grant with French farmhouse tables and country furniture, W.A. Pinn & Sons and Lennard Antiques, both from Sible Hedingham with period furniture and metalwork, and David Salter from Clare with period furniture and ceramics.

Going back to his roots, so to speak, is the well-known barometer specialist Derek Rayment. Now Cheshire-based, Derek's family originated in Bury St. Edmunds where, during the 17th century, they were a noted firm of clockmakers.

Derek and Tina Rayment Antiques will take a wide range of fully-restored 18th and 19th century English and French barometers to the Bury St Edmunds fair, to which admission is £4.