Welcome to Philip Carrol Antiques
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL !
......... And Bunny would like to wish you all a Happy New Year, from her Regal boudoir !
I will begin the season with the Prestige Ceramics Fair at Kensington Town Hall on January 7th, followed by the AFE Fair at the Excel Arena in London which starts on Friday 13th January - uuhm, hope that not everyone is superstitious...
Hopefully, you will be able to make it to one of these events; if you require complimentary tickets, please contact me, or download one of the etickets available below. Despite peoples worries about the economy post Brexit, and the ongoing uncertainty about how Brexit will be achieved, business has remained buoyant. The opening evening at the Winter Olympia Antiques Fair, was very, very busy, with new clients joining established customers in buying items. It was good to see a few customers, whom had not seen for a short while, but who thought that now was the time to invest in antiques again.
A fortnight later, the antiques bandwagon rolled into the NEC, for the Antiques For Everyone event. Once again, this Fair did not disappoint, with a huge queue of visitors on the opening day, despite the delays on the Motorways, meaning that scores of visitors arrived later than they would have hoped to have done so. After a very productive day selling to clients, including new customers from the USA, Germany, Japan, France and China, the Fair continued to be busy until close on Sunday evening.
So, back home in Gargrave, there is no time to put your feet up - Bunny still wants her walks up Mark House Lane, and Linda has her Christmas lights up outside The Dalesman Tearooms - and it is all systems go on the Internet and on the road, looking for that next prized item ! As always, there is a lot of work to be done, and, hopefully, great items to see, so please do keep an eye on my website.
In the meantime, a huge thank you to all of you for your custom and interest in 2016, and I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a Healthy and Prosperous New Year.
Best wishes, Philip
Our Next Event
Chinese famille verte 'Pie crust...
A good Chinese porcelain 'Pie crust' platter, Kang Hsi period, c. 1700. The moulded hexagonal shaped platter, painted in famille verte enamels, with a central scene of two ladies displaying flowers...