Every other year, Cotswold antique dealers, Manfred Schotten and Christopher Clarke Antiques join forces to put on an exhibition that highlights the best of their niche areas of dealing. #7 – It’s a Magic Number is their 7th joint biennial exhibition and celebrates the rare, unusual and magical items they have found.
On show will be two unique Oxford University Boat Race Oars dating from 1862 and 1863, an unusual desk made from the wing of a Dakota DC3, a set of four Georgian Naval Chairs and a magical oil painting depicting Richardson’s Travelling Theatre.
The range of the exhibition is equally diverse with furniture, artwork, taxidermy and travel items. It includes a miniature walnut Games Table, an imposing Desk after a design by Blackie & Sons, a Chair from the Titanic’s sister ship RMS Olympic, a Campaign Chest from Solomon Bros. and Snooker Tables alongside Etchings by Herbert Dicksee and Military Paintings. There are total of over 100 items in the show. Further details with photos can be found below.
The two specialities of Campaign Furniture and Sporting Antiques complement each other very well and the 6 previous exhibitions have proved successful. They have also been very good for the Cotswold charity Kate’s Home Nursing who benefit from a Navigational Rally organised to accompany the exhibition which takes place on Sunday 16th June. This attracts owners of both vintage and classic cars as well as those with more modern vehicles and is always a fun day out. Registration forms available at www.schotten.com . Over £ 40,000 has been raised for the charity by the dealers in the past.