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THE ART OF GIFTING

Indulge in a true treasure hunt for luxury gifts, unique home accessories and vintage jewellery items at Cheshire's largest and most popular Antiques Fair .

With Valentine's Day around the corner, Mother's Day making its way into March and wedding season upon us, it really is the time of year for gifting. Though when faced with the task of finding something truly unique, the high street doesn't always deliver the goods.

The Art Antiques Cheshire fine art fair returns to The Mere Golf Resort Spa from 23rd to 25th February.

Browse hundreds of pieces of fine art, vintage collectors items, retro home accessories and contemporary sculptures, from over 30 fine art exhibitors. 

Historians will love the range of historical objects including a framed 18th century French bank note, a pair of Roman dice or a Tang dynasty ceramic horse.

St Louis ruby glass scent bottle on crown paperweight base, French, c. 1850.  £960 from Fileman Antiques

Homely hostesses will enjoy the collection of vintage wine glasses, vases, decanters and plates including a set of engraved 1930s lemonade glasses with accompanying jug - a great gift idea to accompany a bottle of Pimms!  The variety of old champagne glasses on offer is vast, modestly prices and features sets of 12 or 24 finely decorated champagne flutes, for the perfect stylish soiree.

Jewellery and watches inspired by mid-century designs include pieces of Suffragette jewellery, lapel pins and Edwardian cuff links for the perfect vintage Valentine's gift.

Studious types can become immersed in a varied selection of antiquarian books, maps and topographical prints, plus 19th century steel engravings of towns, villages and stately homes, 16th century maps of counties and hand-bound books on anything from travel to botany. 

William IV carved mahogany framed settee with gadrooned back rail, rosettes to the arms and floral scroll feet, c1830, 84 x 20 x 33 inches. £3,850

Amongst the divine variety of vintage, you'll find modern paintings, designer jewellery, contemporary sculpture and many other decorative works of art for a home with an individual sense of style.

18ct gold coloured heart shaped sapphire and diamond shamrock brooch, c. 1900. £3,900 from T Robert

Look out for your complimentary invitation in the March issue of the magazine or email cheshire@adfl.co.uk to request a ticket admitting three.

Art Antiques Cheshire at The Mere Golf Resort Spa, Chester Road, Mere, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6LJ 

Opening hours: Friday 11am – 6pm, Saturday 10.30am-6pm, Sunday 10.30am-5pm

merefair.com | 01797 252030

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