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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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Darren Hudson joins Decorative Fair team

07 June 2017

Darren Hudson of Hudson Antiques has joined the organisational body behind the Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair.


Art and dec: Battersea duo delight

02 May 2017

Paintings, drawings and prints are among best performers at spring showing of popular fair


5 Questions: Justin Evershed-Martin

05 April 2017

Justin Evershed-Martin is the former director of Mallett who has launched a business specialising in 20th century decorative art and furniture. This week he exhibits at the Decorative Art Antiques and Textiles Fair in Battersea with a selection of privately sourced pieces all priced under £8000 (see right).


Evolution of the spring Battersea Decorative fair

01 April 2017

The next Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair runs from April 4-9 in London’s Battersea Park. The second of three fairs to take place in the Battersea Evolution Marquee, it follows a successful January edition.

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Ten shots from the winter Battersea Decorative fair

26 January 2017

The Winter Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair opened on Tuesday to queues of shoppers who came ready to buy. Of the 145 exhibitors at the Battersea fair, several reported sell-out first days. Below is a selection of shots from around the fair. The fair continues until January 29.

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“They came, they saw, they bought”... brisk business at a Battersea decorative fair

07 October 2016

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair ended October 2 after a six-day run that included a number of international sales.

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John Bird's new nest: West Sussex dealer takes boutique warehouse

14 September 2016

Dealer John Bird was long established in Petworth when the tenure of his old shop came to an end, but this did not spell and end for the West Sussex furniture specialist.

Alfies Antiques Market makes first Battersea fair appearance

08 August 2016

Alfies Antiques Market will make its first appearance as a vendor at the Battersea Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair this autumn.

Fair organiser and gallery owner David Juran dies at 54

27 July 2016

David Juran, organiser of The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Battersea, died last week.

London rug and decorative fairs join forces

28 June 2016

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair at Battersea will be joined by the London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair (LARTA) in January 2017.

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Medhurst is top Young Gun

26 April 2013

The rising stars and the long-established businesses of the antiques trade were both recognised at a double awards ceremony hosted by the Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair in Battersea last week


Now adaptable decorative dealers make most of decline of minimalism

29 September 2004

MOVING from its usual September slot, the autumn Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair – the last of the three annual stagings – will be in its trademark marquee in Battersea Park, London SW11 from October 5 to 10.