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 frame mirror.
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 Southwold.