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Harewood House Antiques and Vintage Fair

For one special weekend, Harewood House will bring thirty of the country’s finest antique dealers together at an unmissable event on every collector’s calendar, The Antiques & Fine Art Fair.

September hails the return of The Antiques & Fine Art Fair at Harewood House, and while it’s now in its fourth year, you’ll still be surprised by how much they’ve managed to stash into the marquee on the lawn. Everything inside is for sale, albeit for some fairly hefty sums, so if you’re after investment pieces, this is the place to go.

You can expect a real mixed bag of precious items, with Edwardian furniture from Mark Buckley Antiques, watercolour paintings from Baron Fine Art and jewellery from the likes of Anderson Jones. And if you’ve been waiting forever for a set of Victorian meat dishes, you’re luck, but of course, you’ll have to get to them first.

Harewood House Antiques and Vintage Fair

Part with a cool £14,500, and you could become the proud new owner of a walnut miniature chest, made in 1710 when the Stuarts were around. And if that’s not old enough for you, The Antiques & Fine Art Fair can take it back a notch. They’re peddling a Tang Dynasty horse sculpture, an ancient Greek’s solid silver bracelet and medieval coins this year.

With so many up for grabs, there’s sure to be something you’ll love, so why not nip in and see what you can find? Sure, history comes at a price, but even if you can stretch to these prices (and not many of us can), your day out won’t be a fruitless one.

Use your tickets for The Antiques & Fine Art Fair to get the kids ‘Below Stairs’ and into the Terrace Gallery at Harewood House. Or, if your family heirlooms need some TLC, fire your questions to the folk from T L Phelps Fine Furniture Restoration, who can nurse them back to their former glory. With a restaurant in Harewood House and refreshments at the fair to boot, it promises to be a grand day out.

The Antiques & Fine Art Fair is at Harewood House from Friday 11th September 2015 until Sunday 13th September 2015. Tickets cost £5.

Feature image ‘A Yorkshire Farmhouse’ by Owen Bowen (1873-1967), £1,850 from Ashleigh House Fine Art. Body image silver gilt jewelled cabochon plique à jour enamel specimen vase, signed and made by Georg Anton Scheidt, 1862-1903, c1900, £4,850 from T Robert.