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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Fair comment: what is the future?

06 February 2023

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

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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.

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Battersea Dec provides retail therapy

09 January 2023

Special showcase at the winter edition centres on very collectable shop advertising signs and fixtures

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Toadstools head from Battersea to the US

31 October 2022

Highlight sales at the recent Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair included a collection of 40 stone and painted garden toadstools.

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A little contemporary thinking

19 September 2022

Sections catering to primary market Contemporary art are launching at the British Art Fair and the Decorative Fair.

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Battersea Decorative now also launches a Contemporary dealer section

29 August 2022

The Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair in Battersea is adding a new section dedicated to Contemporary dealers.

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Chuffed at scratchbuilt steam success in Battersea

06 June 2022

An engineer’s scratch-built working model of a steam locomotive, c.1940, in brass, steel and copper was one of the highlight sales at the last Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair in Battersea.

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Panel show forms an orderly Kew

09 May 2022

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Battersea Park is well known for selling garden items.

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Covid and data drive ticketing changes at fairs

02 May 2022

Dealers and fairgoers are having to come to terms with widespread changes in the ticketing of fairs.

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Battersea Decorative fair to showcase Ukrainian art

02 May 2022

Decorative fair exhibitor puts his post-Soviet works on hold for a different dedicated focus

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