Yorkshire Antiques & Art come to Harrogate

15 October 2012

The well respected and experienced Yorkshire family Firm of Bowman Antiques Fairs are bringing their much loved and popular Yorkshire Antiques and Art Fair to the Yorkshire Event Centre on the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate on Saturday & Sunday 17th/18th November.

This two day event will bring a remarkable selection of antiques and art across all disciplines and a very wide spectrum of prices. The Yorkshire Antiques and Art Fair has been running twice a year beginning in November 2009 and this will be its 7th time.

The fair has grown in size and variety since its inception from a respectable 129 stands to its current 300 plus and with its mixture of standfitted, table top and furniture pitches give the event a wide appeal.


The fair will appeal to lovers of the unique, the curious, the unusual and the beautiful the kind of items that you cannot find in a mainstream shopping experience. The November Antiques and Art Fair has a number of picture and print dealers selling one off works of art and sculpture. There are three specialists in first quality 19th and 20th century bronzes. David Ladbrook the leading dealer in antique canes and walking sticks in the north of England has exhibited at every fair so fair.

Dealers in vintage clothing, vintage homeware, furniture from Georgian chests through to mid 20th century sideboards and dining suites. Pottery and porcelain is very well represented at the fair with specialist dealers in Doulton Lambeth, Moorcroft, Clarice Cliffe, Susie Cooper, Royal Worcester and Derby.

All the major factories are well represented and obscurer factories and rarer pieces are often to be found. Brenda Kimber will be returning to the fair with her great selection of Burmantofts Pottery made in Leeds at the turn of the 19th century.

Glass both ornamental and utility are also available in abundance including examples from the 17th through to the 20th century.

A large selection of quality metalware including antique door furniture, copper, brass and W.M.F. of the art deco period. Deco also features in the fair across diverse fields including lighting, pottery, porcelain, furniture and of course jewellery.

Dealers in precious metals and in jewellery are a strong presence at the Bowman events and with 5 dedicated silver dealers selling everything from vestas and etuis to cups, trays and salvers, candlesticks and napkin rings.

There is a top quality selection of jewellers at the event who come from all across the UK dealing in both precious and costume jewellery and watches and clocks the fair also has many general dealers who will bring items that defy classification but at our previous events we have had a full set of pre World War II Meccano, some Victorian taxidermy and a very unusual collection of early 19th century paper ephemera.



  1. This looked like it would have been something very interesting to visit. Sorry i missed it will certainly have to check it out next year.

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