Among the items on offer at Art & Antiques for Everyone on April 7-10 is this rare c.1740 Delft earthenware charger decorated with a hand-painted portrait of George II. It is priced at £4800 on the stand of ceramics specialist Martyn Edgell.

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Fair director Dan Leyland said: “We are anticipating a surge of interest from our American, European and Asian buyers.”

Taking place from April 7-10, the event will host 130 exhibitors across two sections in Hall 12 of the NEC.

As usual, the broad price range of £20 to more than £20,000 and the breadth of items from the decorative arts and collectables to furniture and art should mean it can attract just as many buyers as before the pandemic.

Around 10,000 visitors are expected over four days and Leyland added: “It promises to be our busiest fair for years.”

Among the dealers betting big are Andrew Muir & James Miles who have taken a 344sq ft (32sq m) stand – the largest stand for an exhibitor for more than a decade.

There are also new faces such as Jacachet Decorative Antiques & Interiors from Kent.


The Blackbrook Gallery will show a collection of animal and naïve paintings on its stand at Art & Antiques for Everyone. Among them is Tsar, Wagga and Sultan, a watercolour by LSB Pollock. Dated 1876, it will be on sale for £1750.

Returning to the fair to present free daily talks will be BBC Antiques Roadshow specialists Judith Miller and Will Farmer.

Following the pandemic, the organisers simplified the vetting rules and procedures and slimmed down the size of its committees. However, it remains a vetted fair and Stephen Whittaker, managing director of auction house Fellows in Birmingham, continues to chair the vetting committee.