Adrian Alan brings this Louis Philippe gilt-bronze ‘Reims Cathedral’ mantel clock, c.1835, to the LAPADA Berkeley Square Fair, offering it for £34,000. Attributed to Bavozet Frères et Soeur, it is part of a fashion that sprung up in the first half of the 19th century after Victor Hugo published Notre-Dame de Paris, in 1831.

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In London, the autumn season starts with the LAPADA Berkeley Square Fair, which runs from September 27-October 1. More than 80 exhibitors are set to participate including Butchoff, Facet & Fable, Hatchwell Antiques and N&I Franklin.

It coincides with British Art Fair, which runs from September 28-October 1 at the Saatchi Gallery, also in London. That event is dedicated to Modern and Contemporary British art, and features exhibitors such as Osborne Samuel, The Fine Art Society and Whitford Fine Art.

Meanwhile, in Yorkshire, The Northern Antiques Fair takes place at Tennants in Leyburn, hosting around 40 exhibitors. The event also runs from September 28-October 1, featuring dealers such as Frodsham Clocks, Gladwells Rutland and Drove House Antiques.

Anyone intending to attend all three will have to hold a little (or lots) of energy back for the Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair which runs the following week, October 3-8. Later in the season there is plenty more to look forward to, including Frieze Masters (October 11-15), the Winter Art & Antiques Fair Olympia (October 30-November 5) and the Cotswold Art & Antiques DealersAssociation Fair (November 17-19).

We strongly recommend you check with the fair organiser concerned before travelling any distance, in case of last-minute cancellations or alterations.