Ingrid Nilson, fair director, is delighted to announce that The Northern Antiques Fair is returning to The Garden Rooms & Cloisters at Tennants, Harmby Road, Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8 5SG from Thursday 29 September to Sunday 2 October 2022.
This prestigious antiques fair, which has been running since 1951, moved last year from Harrogate to its new venue and was deemed an overwhelming success with around 2,600 people attending the 4-day fair. Having grown in size, this year's fair will now accommodate over 40 exhibitors bringing a wider selection of disciplines including furniture, paintings, glass, jewellery, sculpture, ceramics, clocks and watches, Art Deco design objects, collectables, vintage bags and much more.
The highlight of the fair is an extremely rare panorama of York dated 1731 by John Haynes showing the South West prospect of the ancient city of York with the platform of Knaresmire whereon his Majesty King George II's Hundred Guineas was run on August 10th 1731. John Haynes was a draughtsman, surveyor, engraver and printer in York at the time. the viewpoint is looking along the Tadcaster road towards Micklegate and York itself.
Two examples of a later state are known, one is in the Royal Collection and the other is in the Bodleian Library. Of this state, only one other example is recorded and is in the British Library. The map is for sale from J Dickinson Maps & Prints with a price tag of £10,750.