In sharp contrast to the snow that enveloped Salisbury last year and all but cancelled the Wilton House Antique Fair, this year the three day event enjoyed lovely spring weather and saw loads of visitors pass through the doors in search of a good day out.
On offer was a choice from art, antiques and the decorative arts spectrum including jewellery, furniture, carpets, textiles, clocks, ceramics, silver, fine art and sculpture. Prices ranged from £50 to £50,000, tempting established collectors and first-time buyers.
The newly-refurbished café, managed by the catering company Ministry of Food Hampshire, attracted visitors drawn by the tempting smells of hot soup and fresh coffee.
This year’s award for the best dressed stand was awarded by Lord Pembroke to Drove House Antiques, specialists in Chinese porcelain from the 17th and 18th centuries, Chinese export wares and textiles, as well as a good variety of Parian figures and busts.
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