The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair
In the middle of May, Petworth will be abuzz with visitors from around the UK and maybe even a few interior enthusiasts from abroad when The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair marquee goes up, opening for the eighth year in a row for three days. Situated in its usual place in the Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown grounds with views overlooking the 700 acre deer park, watched by the National Trust mansion, Petworth House, some 60 dealers are gathering to share their latest acquisitions for collectors, designers and interested buyers to view.
Restrictions to the pandemic have eased and an antiques fair ticket once again gives the holders access to visit Petworth House and its magnificent collection of Britain’s art, including works by J.M.W. Turner, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Sir Anthony Van Dyck, Hieronymus Bosch, Titian and Grinling Gibbons, whose 300th anniversary was celebrated last year.
Coming up for sale is a wide array of desirable items from furniture, jewellery, sculpture, glass, lighting, photography, vintage watches and silver to paintings, drawings, ceramics, clocks, 20th century design objects, maps, prints, oriental carpets, tribal art, historical medals, aeronautica and many other decorative and unique works of art spanning the centuries.
Tickets are £10 each and can be booked in advance through Eventbrite at tinyurl.com/y4f5nsk3 The tickets are valid across all three days of the fair and include complimentary access to Petworth House and Park over the three days. Free entry to the antiques fair for National Trust members.
Opening hours: Friday 13 May: 11am to 6pm, Saturday 14: 10.30am to 6pm, Sunday 15: 10
The Marquee, Petworth House and Park, Petworth, West Sussex GU28 0QY
Fri 13 May to Sun 15 May