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. The Garden Rooms and Cloisters provide a very light, airy and modern setting complimented by the exhibitors designing and decorating their standing to the highest specifications.
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. There is ample free parking at Tennants as well as a very popular café, bistro and gift shop. Make it an excuse for a rewarding day out driving through North Yorkshire’s spectacular countryside.
Fresh faces to the fair at Tennants include William Cook from Hungerford, Highland Antiques from Aberdeen, Malcolm Eglin Antiques from Northumberland, Melody Antiques from Cheshire, Millington Adams from Somerset, Gladwells Rutland, J Dickinson Maps & Prints from Derbyshire, Bags of Glamour from Hampshire, Sylvie Collett – Sew Antiques from Lincolnshire, Markov from London along with Watches of Lancashire, Catherine Hunt Oriental Antiques from Cheltenham, Carolyn Stoddart-Scott from London, Fileman Antiques from West Sussex, Hickmet Fine Arts from Portobello Road, London, Graham Reed Fine Art from North Yorkshire and Studiotic from West Yorkshire.
The highlight of the fair must be 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.