Thursday, 29 September 2016

The Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair

This week is the Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair, which is an annual event held at Battersea Evolution. Originating as a family owned fair that launched in 1985 it now comprises of three events a year: A Winter fair in January, a Spring fair in April and an Autumn fair September.

The fair is extremely diverse in its range ad is known for it's visionary way of bringing an eclectic mix of things together. know for it's eclectic mix All of the stands are also incredibly well curated making it the perfect place to spend an afternoon, shop or even just draw some inspiration.

Not only is this event an exciting one in itself but Alfies will also be taking their first ever stand at the fair. Showcasing a curated stand of chosen items from a variety of dealers, the display will convey the wide variety that is available in our market.

Alfies dealers taking part are:

The Moderns
Tin Tin Collectibles
Thirteen Interiors
Duncan Clarke
Louise Verber
Travers Antiques
Steven Lazarus
Matt Mitchell
Angela Ball 
Martin Rooney
Goldsmith & Perris
W & L Antiques
Robinson Antiques
Diplomat Treasures International
Charles Fine Art
Mark Eaton 

We explored the venue to bring you an inside look at the event

The Decorative Antiques and Textiles fair is a free event and will run from Monday 27th September - Sunday 2nd October.

You can request a complimentary ticket here

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Ceramics in the City

Today marks the start of the annual event Ceramics in the City which is held at the Geffrye Museum in Shoreditch. Now in its 14th year, the event will exhibit, promote and sell works from a diverse range of artists.

This year 54 potters will be showcasing their work along with demonstrations and craft activities. Ceramics in the City is also one of the events that makes up The London Design Festival which itself runs from 17th-25th September.

Ceramics in the City runs from Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th September with an open evening taking place on Thursday 22nd September 6pm-8.30.

With this in mind, we took a look around for all the little ceramic treasures hiding away in Alfies.

Ceramic vase, offered by Andy Powell

Ceramic vase, offered by Keith Spicer

Ceramic Vase, offered by Beth 

Ceramic vase, offered by Renato

Ceramic water set, offered by The Moderns

Ceramic vase, offered by Keith Spicer

Ceramic nut dish, offered by Beth

Ceramic vase, offered by Renato

Thursday, 15 September 2016

London Fashion Week

September is a time to re-evaluate your wardrobe and curate your autumn outfits, if you're after a stand out piece to take you through the season then Alfies is the perfect spot to begin your quest. With September's London Fashion Week kicking off tomorrow, and running until 20 September, you need to be belle of the ball!

Taking inspiration from the Autumn/Winter 2016 fashion forecast, we found lots of key trends at Alfies... 

Stripes: Vintage lame jacket, available from Tin Tin Collectables

Stripes / Granny Chic: Lili Ann Suit, available from Tin Tin Collectables

Velvet / Gothic: Devoré dress, available from Tin Tin Collectables

Velvet: 1960s burgundy coat dress, available from Carole Collier

Gothic / Velvet / 1980s: Devoré burgundy/black dress, from Carole Collier

Velvet: Orange lined velvet dress, from June Victor
Velvet: 1920s velvet dress, offered by June Victor

Stripes: Italian chiffon designer dress, available from June Victor

Stripes: Brown brocade 1950s dress, available from June Victor

Thursday, 8 September 2016

#AlfiesTurns40: Antiques Young Guns Church Street Pop-Up

If you haven't already heard - we are celebrating our 40th anniversary this month in conjunction with the London Design Festival! We are very excited about the series of events we have lined up, kicking off on the 20th and running until 24th September. Not only will we have a residency from Peter Layton's London Glassblowing, and talks from antiques expert Mark Hill and established vintage fashion dealer Leslie Verrinder of Tin Tin Collectables, not to mention an upholstery demonstration from Thirteen Upholstery Workshop, we are also pleased to welcome the Antiques Young Guns collective, who will be taking over the magnificent space at 35-37 Church Street with their pop-up shop.

With several of the shops on Church Street having started from stalls within Alfies, the Alfies and Church Street area has a lot to offer to antique and design lovers and should be considered as a must visit destination!

Expect to find a myriad of covetable objects from the following AYG dealers:

• Lily Johnston of Bombe Antiques -
• Matthew Wise of Cubbit Antiques -
• Edd Thomas of Eddintheclouds Antiques -
• Jason Clarke of Jason Clarke Antiques -
• Stephanie Connell of Stepannie Connell Art & Antiques  -
• Eddy Toshi Ishikawa Wertheim of The Japanese Gallery -
• Jon Irvine of Jon Irvine Antiques -

To give you a little taster of what you might find in the Antiques Young Guns pop-up shop, here's some of our favourite objects from each dealer:

19th century marginal mirror from Bombe Interiors

David Klein (1918-2005): An original TWA London travel poster, 1960s, from Stephanie Connell

Pair of Stilnovo style pendant lights - Cubitt Antiques

Photo album produced c1900 with wooden covers coated with black lacquer, from The Japanese Gallery

Thomas Webb cut glass decanter set, from Jon Irvine Antiques

Thonet Bentwood rocking chair No.4, from Edd in the Clouds

Victorian aesthetic movement duet piano stool, from Jason Clarke Antiques

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