Boats pictured at last year’s Henley Décor Fair beside the Thames.

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The good news is coming in waves for Gary Wallis, organiser of the annual Henley Décor Fair which runs in Greenlands Park beside the Thames from Thursday to Monday, May 27-31.

“Provision for helipad for VIPs… record number of stands confirmed at 180… many dealers from last year increasing their pitch size… online ticket sales booming with trade-only day on the 27th the most popular,” he says.

Buzzy man

Architectural antiques dealer and restorer Wallis, who stars in the Yesterday TV channel’s series Restoration Workshop, is positively buzzing.

“Many dealers have told me they are keeping back special pieces for this fair as they see it as the showcase event of the year,” he says.


This is Thibault Bizeul of Kingsbridge Antiques & Interiors in Derbyshire with a few chosen pieces of stock. Bizeul quit his corporate job in 2017 to buy and sell antiques from across Europe and is an enthusiastic supporter of the Henley Décor Fair where he will be standing this month. He says: “It’s a very well-organised super fair with a unique atmosphere. It feels a bit like a treat. I am taking mainly French decorative antiques including standout pieces and smaller items.”

The line-up of dealers is highly impressive. Frederico Lorenzo Interiors, No 1 Lewes, Fine Art London, Montpellier Antiques, Cubitt Antiques, Essentially French and Linda North Decorative Antiques are just a few of the well-known names standing here.