Battersea Decorative Fair

The Battersea Decorative Fair was established in 1985. There are three major events held annually including a Winter fair in January, a Spring event in April and an Autumn fair in September.

The fair showcases a wide range of items including 20th century design and antique decorative art. Since 1997, the event has been held in Battersea Park.


From the quirky and trendy to the traditional: Battersea Decorative fair reports strong sales

27 May 2024

Among the highlight sales at the recent Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair was a George III pine chest of drawers featuring more recent overpainting in willow pattern.

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Battersea Decorative fair welcomes celebrity shoppers and weathers train strike woes

10 May 2024

The first day of the Battersea Decorative Fair is always a place to celebrity spot as well as see a comprehensive range of art and antiques.


Probably best not to use this bowl to enjoy drinking wine

22 April 2024

Among the clutch of new exhibitors at the spring Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Battersea is Mary Cooke Antiques, specialist in silver, whose key items include a George IV silver gilt table bowl.

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New section for Battersea decorative fair this spring

14 March 2024

London fair's new section of Contemporary home suppliers set to complement art and antiques


God bless American buyers: Battersea decorative fair benefits from Stateside decorators visiting

12 February 2024

A fortuitously timed trip from a large group of top US interior decorators boosted sales at Battersea’s winter Decorative Fair.

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Interior designers target traditional antiques at Battersea's Decorative Fair

29 January 2024

Traditional antiques are very much still in demand, according to reports from dealers at Battersea’s winter Decorative Fair.


Textiles take centre stage at fairs, exhibitions and auction

15 January 2024

Focus on quilt on offer at the first Decorative event of the year - which shares its venue with specialist fair LARTA

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Five highlights coming up at dealer events this month

02 January 2024

The January calendar is packed with fairs and other outings for dealers in the UK and across the pond. Here we look at some of those events and what can be found at each.


Autumn fairs flurry means intensive time for dealers

23 October 2023

Results from a flurry of fairs early this autumn prove there is plenty of space for such events in the London market.


Birdbath makes Battersea splash

16 October 2023

A stoneware birdbath designed by one of Rodin’s students was among the highlight sales at the autumn edition of the Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair.


Further highlights to bring you a Battersea bonus

25 September 2023

As reported last week (ATG No 2610), the theme for the latest edition of The Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair in Battersea is Rococo, with a special display in the foyer.


Battersea Decorative fair runs with a new tribal twist

18 September 2023

The Decorative Fair returns from October 3-8 for its third and final staging of the year.

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Tribal art finds home at Battersea Decorative

10 July 2023

Tribal Art London (TAL) is to take place in person this autumn thanks to the organisers of The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair stepping in with a venue.

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Coronation bowl sold at antiques fair had ATG starring role

05 June 2023

A buyer who spotted a Whitefriars Glass finger bowl in the pages of Antiques Trade Gazette snapped it up from dealer Mark West.


First-time exhibitor loves Battersea Decorative Fair

05 June 2023

The spring edition of the Battersea Decorative Fair brought in a handful of first-time exhibitors, who enthused over the success of the event.


Two to look out for at the Battersea Dec fair

01 May 2023

Shown is a finger bowl made by James Powell of Whitefriars Glass for Victoria’s coronation banquet given by the Corporation of London on November 9, 1837.


New dealer Florence Evans is among the exhibitors at the next Battersea Decorative fair

24 April 2023

A new dealer brings works by female artists to her first fair as 130 exhibitors get ready for showpiece event.


Battersea Decorative fair reaps the rewards of endurance

13 February 2023

South London event benefits from extra business after the string of recent fair cancellations


Fair comment: what is the future?

06 February 2023

Despite some events falling by the wayside, those still running are experiencing decent visitor demand

Louis XV commode

Battersea Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair’s busy opening day heralds strong sales

30 January 2023

A Louis XV commode decorated c.1975 with shells by the designer Anthony Redmile was among the standout sales at the Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair’s opening day.