DUNCOMBE PARK ANTIQUES & FINE ART FAIR
Duncombe Park near Helmsley, York, is one of Yorkshire’s foremost historic houses and estates, and home to the Duncombe family. The original house was built in 1713 for Thomas Duncombe, and following a fire in 1879 the first Earl of Feversham remodelled the interiors. Following the death of the second Earl of Feversham at The Battle Of The Somme in 1916, Duncombe Park was leased as a girls school, but was returned to a loving family home in 1985 when it was lovingly restored and refurbished and it is this lovely new venue that Galloway Fairs have chosen for their next event – The Duncombe Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair 2-4 October 2015
It is set in 300 acres of dramatic parkland just 3 minutes from the centre of Helmsley, a picturesque, affluent, market town very popular with tourists throughout the year. As the house is no longer open to the public, a visit to the fair will offer members of the public a unique opportunity to look around the whole house as after visiting the fair, which will be set out downstairs in the servants quarters, before heading upstairs to the main staterooms.
Furniture dealers will include Mark Buckley, J C Antiques. Malcolm Eglin, Adrian Harris and Jane Kirsopp Reed. Among the jewellers are S & A Thomson, Billy Rae, Brieve and St James Authentiques. Silver dealers are G & K Antiques, Highland Antiques, Les & Roda Howard and York Minster. Fine Art dealers will include Rowles Fine Art, Westbery Fine Art, Plumb’s Fine Art and Stacy-Marks Ltd. Other dealers include English and continental porcelain dealer John Newton, Angela Close who sells silver, glass and objets d’art, H.W Antiques who deal in 19th & 20th century ceramics including Moorcroft, Royal Worcester and Clarice Cliff and Love Deco who sells a variety of Art deco items including porcelain, lamps, clocks and glass.