World-class art and antiques will be on show at Blenheim Palace, host to the annual Cotswolds Art and Antiques Dealers’ Association (CADA) Fair, Thursday 21 February – Sunday 24 February 2019.
It is the only antiques fair to take place at Blenheim Palace, home to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, in the beautiful Colonnade, Orangery and Campaign Rooms, overlooking the Italian Gardens. Patron of the Association and Fair – and CADA member – is Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill, sister of the present Duke. Since its inception, the CADA Fair has gone from strength to strength, cultivating a following of collectors, art consultants, interior designers and the public alike, making it a ‘must-visit’ destination.
The Cotswolds is one of the most beautiful and historic areas of England. It is also the home of the largest concentration of art and antiques dealers outside London, who will show their finest offerings at the CADA Fair. The very best of each discipline is represented, including furniture, pictures, silver, early needlework and antique boxes, sculpture, bronze, clocks and barometers, carpets and textiles, glass, jewellery, English and Oriental ceramics, antiquarian and rare books, garden ornaments and statuary, as well as other decorative items. All works are for sale, with prices ranging from £100 – £100,000+.
The dates for this year’s Fair fall in February, which coincides with the start of Chinese New Year – the Year of the Pig – and Saint Valentine’s Day, so there will be plenty of pigs in antiques, as well as cherubs and putti to see. The traditional material to celebrate an eighth anniversary is bronze – which represents beauty and durability – and pottery, indicative of nature and simplicity. Amethyst is the birthstone for February so expect to see stunning jewels set with amethysts.
21th February – Sunday 24th February 2019.
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock OX20 1PP