Millington Adams - Fine Art & Antiques - Newsletter November 2011

Santa's been out partying, hope you manage to do the same! A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all customers and friends.
May we firstly take this opportunity to wish all our customers and friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for your support through 2011 and we look forward to seeing you in 2012, hopefully in London in March at the BADA Fair, Duke of York Square, Chelsea.

This financial year things have been surprisingly buoyant for us, with much interest across the board in furniture, clocks and pictures. We have had some very good things during 2011and will try and have some more equally as interesting and hopefully even better pieces to offer in 2012.

With gloom and doom spreading across the financial world, despite the numerous rescue attempts and new agreements, we sit here and wait for the
Euro to slowly implode and the return of the Drachma and Lira, with the possible addition of the Peseta and Punt! Luckily, things in the art world are not so perilous. As in 2008, we have seen in the last few weeks with all the turmoil, a slight "holding of breath" amongst many potential clients whilst they see what happens on the financial markets. In 2008 there was a hiccup in confidence for a few months and then business moved forward again rather quickly, we think this time that it will not be a very long dive underwater!

With a sale in London recently of paintings by LS Lowry and one of the offerings reaching a heady £5.6m, there is certainly life in the market for the finer things in life.

So we have taken the liberty as Christmas approaches to try and make you feel a little more jolly, by preparing a few present suggestions, which are displayed in all their glory below. The images are links to the pieces on our main website. Thank you all again for your support in 2011 and once again the complements of the season to you all.

Helen Bradley
"A Picnic in a Cornfield"
dated 1967
Brian Shields
"Skating on thin Ice"
circa 1990
Benjamin Williams Leader
"By the Pond"
dated 1899
Dame Laura Knight
"Springtime"
circa 1905
John Frederick Herring Jnr
"A Lunchtime Meeting"
circa 1875
 


The main aisle of the 2011 BADA Fair at Duke of York Square.
Our first fair of 2012 is the traditional and extremely well regarded British Antique Dealer's Association (BADA) Fair held at the Duke of York Square, on the Kings Road in Chelsea. It is held this year from 21st to the 27th March and promises yet again to be an exceptional event.

With the crème de la crème of British dealers exhibiting a very wide variety of top class stock from the smallest piece of glassware to large Georgian bookcases.

The event held in a purpose built luxury marquee this year has a loan exhibition "Pomp, Pageantry & Protection" – Royal Polearms – An Unequalled Private Collection. Formed over the last 45 years and concentrating on Imperial and Regal bodyguards, this exhibition will show
examples of the finest design and craftsmanship by artists and metalworkers of the European Royal Courts during the Renaissance and Baroque periods, and will demonstrate the power and prestige of some of the most famous European rulers from 1500-1750. Don't forget to refresh yourself in the fine Cellini Restaurant and Tattinger Champagne bar. Millington Adams are exhibiting on a new stand this year A70 on the main aisle and would like to invite all friends and customers to pop along for a chat and to look at our latest stock of fine British & Irish period furniture, period English clocks and our large selection of 19th and 20th century paintings.

We will be sending out tickets a couple of weeks before the event to customers and friends on our mailing list. Should you not regularly receive one of these from us by post, we will be posting a link to a complimentary e-ticket for the fair when these become available probably early in the New Year. We look forward to welcoming you to the 2012 BADA Fair.

A pair of George III carved giltwood window seats possibly by Thomas Chippendale
circa 1770
George II Irish giltwood and gesso mirror
circa 1750
George I carved walnut & needlework foot stool
circa 1725
A pair of Regency pollard oak and kingwood banded
card tables
circa 1815
Chippendale period mahogany urn stand
circa 1770

Queen Anne ebony Bracket clock by Daniel DeLander, London
circa 1710
George II walnut longcase clock by John Hayton, London
circa 1730
George III mahogany gilt brass mounted bracket clock by Henry Hopkins, Deptford, London
circa 1770
George III figured mahogany longcase clock by John Cole, Epsom
circa 1760
George II mahogany bracket clock by Jonathan Hasler, London
circa 1745

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