The 57th edition of the the Buxton Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair, which was acquired by Cooper Fairs in 2009, takes place from May 12-14 with over 40 art and antiques dealers taking part at the historic Octagon building in the Grade II* listed Pavilion Gardens.
The venue has hosted major events in the Peak District for more than 100 years – including concerts from the Beatles in the early 60s – and is a good spot for visitors to take advantage of the town, shopping, restaurants and the scenic countryside.
A highlight is this pair of Art Nouveau silver ‘Lily’ candlesticks (above) by William Comyns, with a slightly undulating base designed as a lily pad and the stem its flower. It is priced at £5250 from Solo Antiques in Lancashire and bears clear hallmarks for William Comyns, London 1900.
As well as traditional art and antiques, the fair also caters to the decorative market and has attracted a sizeable group of specialist dealers in recent years. Among the new faces signed up for the latest edition are John Wiseman Antiques, Feathered Interiors, King George Antiques, Skye’s Place and InVogue.