This weeks sees the return of one of my favourite events. The Olympia Art and Antiques Fair, brings together some of the worlds finest antiques dealers, with some truly show-stopping items for sale. Olympia pays hosts to the event for the second time this year with the event running from 31st October until 6th November.

I popped along to the preview evening to take a look around and feast my eyes on what can only be described as treasure. If like me you love history and antiques, you’ll appreciate the museum quality of some of the pieces on display. Will items prices from the hundreds to tens of thousands there really is a broad mix of items on offer. Items range in date from the early 20th century all the way back to ancient times.

Here are a few pictures of some of my favourite pieces from this years fair.

olympia-art-and-antiques-art-nouveau-tilesA stunning selection of art nouveaux tiles from Richard Hoppe

olympia-art-and-antiques-art-deco-bronze-nude-sculptureAn art deco bronze sculpture by Josef Lorenzl circa 1930 from Jeroen Markies

olympia-art-and-antiques-fair-embroidered-stoolA pair of embroidered stools from Peter Bunting

glass-vases-solo-antiquesSome beautiful glassware from my favourite stall Solo Antiques

olympia-art-and-antiques-japanese-tangarinesJapanese fruit sculpture from Marina Oriental Art

olympia-art-and-antiques-wooden-cherubsOne of a pair of cherubs, that I spotted at the last fair and absolutely loved. 

If you’re looking to make a big purchase, or if you’d just like to look around and appreciate all the beautiful things, I’d definitely recommend a visit to the fair.

Find out more on the Olympia Art and Antiques Fair website.

Antiques are something I’ve always had a huge love for. Since I was little and used to spend time in my Grandmas’s shop or look at all the lovely furniture and decorative items in their home. The past is a great place to look for beautiful things. This week I attended the preview evening of the Olympia Art and Antiques Fair. The fair brings together the most prestigious antiques dealers with the very finest products. Items on display range from early 20th century pieces all the way back to incredible ancient pieces, which are so old it’s a treat just to be able to look at them.

Olympia Art and Antiques Gold Cherub StatueDealers bring only their very finest pieces and as such prices range from the hundreds to many thousands of pounds. Even if you are not in the market for buying, I’d recommend a visit just to bask in all the beautiful treasures on display. I only had just over an hour to look round and I’d recommend allowing a lot more time as there is just so much to see. I thought I’d share a few of my favourite pieces from the show…

Olympia Art and Antiques Art Deco PosterA detail from an art deco poster from Duveen Art and Antiques.

Olympia Art and Antiques fair Patricia Lester 70s 80s Vintage dressA vintage Patricia Lester Dress from Midwinter Antiques.

Olympia Art and Antiques Fair Cherub with TrumpetOne of a pair of gorgeous antique cherubs.

Olympia Art and Antiques Fair French Art Deco Bronze FigurineA stunning French 1925 art deco bronze figurine from Solo Antiques.

Olympia Art and Antiques Fair Ancient Egyptian HeadAn Egyptian face from Art Ancient.

Olympia Art and Antiques Fair Art Deco Bronze FigurineA bronze art deco figurine from Jeroem Markies Art Deco.

Olympia Art and Antiques Fair Monk StatueA lovely painted wooden monk statue.

Olympia art and Antiques Art Deco Red Poppy Glass PotA stunning 1900 French vintage glass vase from Solo Antiques.

Olympia Art and Antiques Fair Art Deco Chairs and SideboardA wonderful pair of chairs from Justin Evershed-Martin.

Olympia Art and Antiques Art Deco Inlaid Wooden DeskAn exquisite wooden inlaid dressing table from Justin Evershed-Martin.

Olympia Art and Antiques Table FootballA football table from Hatchwell Antiques.

Olympia Art and Antiques Deco Bronze SculptureA 1928 ‘Rocket Girl’ bronze sculpture from Solo Antiques.

Olympia Art and Antiques fair Ancient Coin HoardA wonderful coin hoard from Art Ancient.

Olympia Art and Antiques Religious StatueA carved Christ statue from Pearse Lukies Antiques.

Olympia Art and Antiques Crochet AnimalsOne of several amazing crocheted animals from Anthony Fell.

Olympia Art and Antiques Fair Blue and White ChinaA huge selection on blue and white porcelain from Sue Norman.

Olympia Art and Antiques Fair Careless Talk Costs Lives PosterWW2 posters from Manning Fine Art. This dealer also has the original Keep Calm and Carry on Poster, which has such an interesting background. I’m going to be writing a separate post on it, in the near future so keep your eyes peeled.

This is such a tiny selection of the wonderful things on display. It really is an amazing treasure trove of beautiful things waiting to find new homes. One day when I own my own stately home, I’ll be coming here for my furniture and antiques!

The fair runs until 3rd July at the Olympia Exhibition Centre in London.

Find more details on The Art and Antiques Fair website.

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