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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Fairs fend off the fear factor

21 October 2019

Despite the uncertainty, Frieze Week dealers enjoyed an enthusiastic response from buyers.

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Towering sale during the recent London fairs

07 October 2019

An oil on panel of The Tower of Babel, 1604, by Abel Grimmer (1570-1618/19), offered at £1.35m by Johnny Van Haeften was one of the stand-out sales during last week’s host of London art and antique trade events.

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5 Questions: Christopher Jones

23 September 2019

Christopher Jones specialises in 18th, 19th and 20th century decorative antiques, furniture, lighting and porcelain. He next stands at the Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair in Battersea from October 1-6.

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Battersea decorative fair changes spring dates

19 September 2019

Next year’s spring Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair has moved from April to May.

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Battersea's Decorative fair celebrates the Bauhaus

16 September 2019

The centenary of the influential design school provides a theme for the final Battersea Park fair of 2019

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Table topper at Battersea decorative fair

06 May 2019

A c.1946 Italian wrought-iron dressing table was among the stand-out sales during the spring Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Battersea.

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Room for manoeuvre at Battersea Decorative

08 April 2019

A French Art Nouveau mahogany drop-front writing bureau, c.1925, is among the objects featured in a special exhibition at the spring edition of the Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Battersea.

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Vietnam War picture by Don McCullin offered at Battersea Decorative fair

29 March 2019

A powerful photograph of soldiers in the Vietnam War taken by Sir Don McCullin in the 1960s is among the highlights at the Spring Decorative Antiques and textiles fair next month.

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5 Questions: Patrick Macintosh

11 March 2019

Patrick Macintosh deals in English country house antiques from the 17th-20th centuries with an emphasis on quirky furniture. He is based in Sherborne, Dorset, and exhibits at the Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Battersea with fellow dealer Richard Nadin.

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US buyers fly into Battersea fair

11 February 2019

A 1976 secretaire by Bernt Rosen was one of the highlight sales at last month’s Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Battersea where US buyers jostled with locals to bag the best objects.

Cocktail theme mixes it up for first Battersea Dec of 2019

21 December 2018

The Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair takes place at Battersea Evolution in the new year, offering a wealth of objects from early oak furniture to fine art to 20th century design.

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Mirrors provide reflection at Battersea decorative fair

19 November 2018

Mirrors in a variety of styles and types found new homes at the recent Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair (October 2-7) in Battersea, reinforcing the event as a destination for private buyers and decorators on the hunt for interesting and unusual home furnishings.

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Autumn Battersea fair puts the focus on Japonism

24 September 2018

Japonisme, western art inspired by Japanese art and design, is the theme of the next Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair in London’s Battersea. At the event, which runs from October 2-7, a showcase in the foyer focuses on pieces that reflect the influence of Japanese design on European interiors.

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Table is very pretty in pink

14 May 2018

This c.1680 pink painted century Swedish table was among the sales at the recent Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair.

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Battersea Decorative fair stages second edition of the year

09 April 2018

The spring edition of the Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair at Battersea Evolution in London hosts 150 exhibitors from across the UK and Europe.

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Battersea Decorative in state of constant evolution

19 February 2018

Look around at any edition of the Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair and there will be dealers hastily rehanging and restocking empty spaces on their stands.

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Ex-CSK head takes stand as a dealer

15 January 2018

Among the 150 dealers at the upcoming Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair (January 23-28) is newcomer of sorts, Nic McElhatton, former head of Christie’s South Kensington.

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Battersea belters from decorative and beyond

30 October 2017

The third and final Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair of 2017 produced some significant sales in decorative furniture and beyond. Many pieces ticketed for five-figure sums found buyers during the event’s six-day run (October 3-8).

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Slideshow: London lights up for Frieze Week 2017

06 October 2017

Frieze Week in London brings with it a host of events. Here ATG takes a look at the events around town so far with a focus on fairs and exhibitions.

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A look ahead to the PAD, BADA and Battersea decorative fairs

18 September 2017

At the start of October, London is in for a feeding frenzy as art collectors, curators and member of the trade descend on the city. This year, four major fairs open in the capital in the first week of October offering a huge selection of antiques, fine art, decorative and vintage.

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