Luxury Antiques Weekend in South Yorkshire

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  • October 19, 2010

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'Dinan Morris Preaching in Derbyshire’ by Charles Gregory (1849-1920),oil on canvas, £18,000
Baron Fine Art

A brand new Luxury Antiques Weekend is taking place at Tankersley Manor, Tankersley, South Yorkshire from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 November 2010.  This is the last of four new boutique fine art and antiques fairs launched in different parts of England this year by The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited, bringing the total up to seven.  Situated in beautiful countryside between Sheffield and Barnsley, this new event is easily accessible as it is only two minutes drive from the M1. 

The Tankersley Suite at Tankersley Manor will be transformed into a glittering treasure trove of around 20 antiques dealers offering their finest antiques and art for sale.  The fair’s atmosphere is stylish, informal and relaxed and offers a great day out for  interior decorators, antiques aficionados and collectors, as well as the private buyer looking for that special decorative item or piece of furniture to fill a gap or add the wow factor to their home.

With Christmas just seven weeks away, buyers can find unique presents such as silver, jewellery, glass, maps and prints, original book illustrations, oil and watercolour paintings, 19th century and contemporary bronze sculptures, oriental carpets and rugs, antique longcase clocks, town and country furniture and all kinds of objets d’art and much more. Prices range from under £100 to five figure sums. 

“At the Water’s Edge” by Lélia Pissarro, oil on canvas, £7,250
Art World

A selection of the fair’s highlights include a pure silk Hereke rug, made in Turkey in the 1940s and signed by the weaver, Bash Togh, priced at £16,500.  This is one of the finest silk rugs that M & N Oriental Rugs have ever seen in 25 years of dealing. For collectors of snuff boxes, Shapiro & Co are bringing a very special Swiss gold enamel snuff box decorated with a pastoral scene, circa 1820, selling at £15,000.   For entertaining large numbers, Freshfords Fine Antiques has a Regency mahogany extending imperial dining table seating 16 people.  The table was almost certainly made by Gillow or by a journeyman working around Lancashire in the 1820s, price £35,000.  Also from Freshfords is a burr elm repeating table clock, made for the Bottomley family of Wade House in Yorkshire and bearing their coat of arms, c1850, selling for £3,750. An extremely rare 18th century ‘transitional’ oak dresser and rack of small proportions, from the Denbigh area of North Wales, c1720, is the first Melody Antiques of Cheshire has ever owned from that region, price £3,450.

Suitably festive, for this time of year, is a colourful snowy scene ‘Christmas Fair’, signed by Edith Le Breton (1912-1992), c1970, £2,400 from St James/Authentiques. Encouraged by Lowry, Edith Le Breton often painted Salford street scenes, as well as Altrincham and Stockport.  Baron Fine Art is bringing 'Dinan Morris Preaching in Derbyshire’ by Charles Gregory (1849-1920), which is taken from the novel ‘Adam Bede’ by George Eliot, priced at £18,000.  An excellent selection of locally made longcase clocks is to be found on F J & R D Story’s stand, which includes examples by Neddy Wells of Shepley, Lister of Halifax and Whittaker of Thorne.  Jewellery is always popular and to add that special sparkle to the fair T Robert are showing a dazzling Colombian emerald ring surrounded by 2 carats of diamonds, c1925, at £10,000 as well as a fine platinum 1930s Tiffany diamond ring for £8,000.  And finally, modern picture dealers, Art World Gallery are bringing work by Lélia Pissarro (b.1963), the great-grand-daughter of Camille Pissarro. 

19th century copper chocolate pot, c1820, £240
Melody Antiques

Organiser Ingrid Nilson of The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited said, “Our luxury antiques weekends appeal to a broad spectrum of visitor including people wishing to acquire something with a lasting value.  We select the venues for our fairs very carefully, so that the whole experience is enjoyable with easy access and free parking, fine dining and light refreshments. For those who wish to make a weekend of it, there is comfortable accommodation with excellent leisure and spa facilities.  Tankersley Manor is a former 17th century manor house, and now a four star Q Hotel with beautiful award-winning gardens.”

The benefiting charity for the fair is Help for Heroes raising money to support members of the armed forces who have been wounded in the service of their country.



Tickets & enquiries:           £5, including catalogue (and re-admission)                                                                                                                 T: +44 (0)1797 252030 or E:

Opening Times:                   Friday 11 am – 6pm, Saturday 10.30am – 6pm, Sunday 10.30am – 5pm

Tickets & enquiries:             £5, including catalogue (and re-admission)                                                                                                                 T: +44 (0)1797 252030 or E:

Transport:                              By road: 2 minutes from the MI (junction 36) on the A61, 20 minutes from Sheffield 


AA signposted – ample free parking

Nearest mainline railway stations:  

Sheffield – 11 miles, Barnsley - 8 miles


Doncaster – 32 miles, Leeds – 27 miles,

Manchester – 42 miles

Helipad at Tankersley Manor

Charity:                                  Help for Heroes (,                   registered charity number 1120920







Gail McGuffie PR                             IONA PR

T: +44 (0)20 8568 5466                      +44 (0)1451 832 268

M: +44 (0)7885 10 33 53                   +44 (0)7721 030 825



Notes to Editors:

The fair is vetted with a dateline of 1970 for most disciplines.


Event:                                     Luxury Antiques Weekend at Tankersley Manor


Venue:                                   Tankersley Manor, Church Lane, Tankersley, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S75 3DQ


Date:                                       Friday 5 – Sunday 7 November 2010


Organiser:                            The Antiques Dealers Fair Ltd         




Gail McGuffie
Gail McGuffie PR
+44 (0)7885 10 33 53

The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited
PO Box 119
Cranbrook, United Kingdom
+44 (0)1797 252030
About The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited

The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited was set up in 2003 by antiques dealer, Ingrid Nilson, to organise good quality antiques fairs with exhibitors from the main UK associations of fine art and antiques dealers - LAPADA The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers and more recently the British Antique Dealers' Association, the two main professional bodies in the UK. There are now seven fine art and antiques fairs around England, organised by The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited. All locations have been chosen so that they are easily accessible with ample free parking. Some of the fairs are Luxury Antiques Weekends with the possibility for visitors to book into the hotel for an overnight stay and enjoy a weekend away, of which the antiques fair becomes an additional extra, or simply to enjoy a few hours or day out with fine dining in the hotel’s restaurant or light refreshments on offer in the fair itself.

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