We recently participated in the Spring Decorative Fair in Battersea Park. This is the second of three annual events focused entirely on decorative antiques and interiors. It has a huge international following particularly amongst the interior decorating profession and also offers private buyers the opportunity of discovering exciting furnishing opportunities for their homes.
At this event we focused on the transition from winter to spring by showcasing collections of floral watercolours. This was highlighted by a 6 foot tall still life oil in the Dutch old master tradition. In addition to this we looked to the East and adorned the outer walls of the stand with a fabulous collection of Japanese watercolours of cherry blossoms set within hand-silvered frames. The theme was continued through a contemporary group of botanical studies of tulips by Somerset-based artist Sarah Beaufoy and then manifested itself in the glazed decoration on a pair of 18th century chinoiserie Delft vases.
Other items included Roman Vedute by Piranesi, a selection of Shell Engravings from the 1820s, A Watercolour of a Steam Locomotive 1897 French by Louis duBois, a set of Regency engravings of Heraldic achievements, A Pair of Huali Wood Console Tables and A Pair of Famille Verte Vases from 1850.
In this short video we present a brief guide to our stand. Some of the items are still available at www.timothylangston.com