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Among the offerings is this French wine-tasting table, exhibited by Harrogate antiques dealer Chris Holmes. The late 19thcentury table is made from poplar wood and is in the classic shape for tables of its type. It is decorated with a picture of the city symbol of Bordeaux and would have been used in its day for postgrape- harvesting celebrations as well as general wine tastings.

It is available for £2400 at the first of the three 2017 Cooper Events in Harrogate.

This month’s edition of the fair, which runs from January 27-29, features 45 dealers. Among them are returning exhibitors such as porcelain specialist Bottlebrook Antiques, Brieve Antiques with a selection of jewellery and Studiotic, bringing early 20th century decorative design.

New to the fair is the Harrogate fine art specialist Walker Galleries, and returning after some time away are European bronze specialists Garret & Hurst and Rowles Fine Art.

“January is a great time for people looking to redecorate and restyle their homes,” says Sue Ede of Cooper Events. “Period style has wide appeal whether it’s vintage, traditional or Mid-century Modern.”

Held in the Great Yorkshire Showground, later editions of the fair follow in June and November.