Masterpiece 2015

Today, Wednesday 24th June, is the Preview Day of the wonderful Masterpiece Fair. Apter Fredericks once again has some thrilling offerings on their stand – C6 (enter and turn left!) – and we are looking forward to sharing our treasures with you. The fair is open to the regular ticket holders from Thursday until Wednesday 1st July.

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Apter Fredericks’ “Social” Table to designs by George Hepplewhite

Amongst other gems, we are presenting this amazing ‘conversation piece’ – a social or drinking table – to designs by Hepplewhite.  We only know of one other example which was made for the Marquis of Salisbury and is currently at Hatfield House.

We have had lots of press interest in the table from both the UK and the US and Pol Roger are coming to see it tomorrow.  This is an opportunity for ‘the man who has everything’ to buy something which is sure to get any party started – and the champagne is included with the price of the table!

We welcome your impressions of Masterpiece and look forward to seeing you at the Fair.

Harry, Guy and Alice

The Apter Fredericks Stand at the Masterpiece Fair 2015

The Apter Fredericks Stand at the Masterpiece Fair 2015

 

The Young and Check-less!

By Alice Freyman

Apter Fredericks exhibited at the Winter Antiques Show for the first time in 2015, and we were so pleased that we did!

Alice Freyman and Guy Apter at the Young Collectors Night 2015. Jewellry courtesy of S. J. Shrubsole.

Alice Freyman and Guy Apter at the Young Collectors Night 2015. Jewellery courtesy of S. J. Shrubsole.

Robust sales, busy days with interested punters  – despite the New York blizzard, and really fun neighbours (you know who you are!) which made for fantastic camaraderie between dealers. It was a whole lot of fun, a great opportunity to meet a new market and some good business was done to boot. What’s not to love?

One of the major highlights of the Fair was the Young Collectors Night #YNC2015 sponsored by Brooks Brothers and held on Thursday 29th January.

We had been warned by other dealers to hide away the precious valuables, move the furniture to the back of the stand and have some coasters at the ready to catch the discarded empty glasses, of which there would be many.

Well, it was true that the event was the furthest thing from a musty old antiques shop you could possibly imagine.  It was WILD. Pumping soundtrack.  800 of New York’s Beautiful People in their beautiful clothes. Buzzy atmosphere.

But what was a pleasant surprise was the amount of quality decorators and genuinely interested young people that we met. It was a far cry  from “The Young and Check-less” that we had been cautioned about. Bring on # YCN2016!

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