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Up a ladder appraising his selling area is dealer Marc Kitchen-Smith pictured at last year’s Enys House Antiques & Decorative Fair.

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It returns to its atmospheric location at Penryn, near Falmouth, Cornwall, on Saturday and Sunday, September 25-26.

The 25-dealer fair is set on the ground floor of this mid-19th century house which is rarely open to the public and has not been lived in for several decades, as well as the coach house, old tennis court and stable yard.

The selected exhibitors to this relative newcomer to the upmarket fairs scene, including John Read-Smith from Hereford, Totnes-based Cunningham Whites and Marc Kitchen-Smith from nearby Liskeard, will be setting out their offerings of period furniture, folk art, architectural salvage, rugs and much more.

The £5 admission includes entry to Enys Gardens.

Kitchen-Smith has been a collector and dealer of antiques all his working life, which he fitted in alongside his former career as an art director and designer.

For the past 15 years his energies have been concentrated solely on sourcing decorative antiques. Kitchen-Smith stands at just one fair – this one at Enys House, a venue that is “so atmospheric – perfect for antiques”.

He said: “Naïve and folk art pieces are selling well for us currently, whether it’s pottery, furniture or paintings. We tend to buy what we like and would have in the house, which means the house is full of treasures.”

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