Next week's Lincoln Antiques & Home Show (Monday 17th - Tuesday 18th) is fast approaching and it won’t be long before we open the gates to welcome you all to our last big show of the summer - one of the largest of its kind in Europe. The show will, as usual, be bursting at the seams with an exciting mix of exhibitors offering a non-stop stream of international visitors the best in fine antiques, art, pretty vintage, salvage, bric-a-brac, gardenalia, jewellery, curios, militaria, glassware, china and the unusual.
The show caters well for a variety of tastes and budgets and is unmissable for collectors, interior designers, retail buyers, set-designers, props buyers, landscape architects, restauranteurs and those passionate about creating a stylish living space.
Amongst rows of white marquees and open air stands you’ll find Chris Holmes Decorative Interiors in the usual spot, marquee 35J. In addition to the stunning mix of Roman and Greek artifacts, 16th & 17th Century Italian decorative furnishings, marble and stone statues and architectural salvage Chris Holmes (pictured above with Riley) tells us that he is bringing some real treasures to the show. If it’s beautiful decorative antiques you’re in search of then keep your eyes peeled for a 1550 polychrome figure of St Michael, with beautiful outstretched wings, fighting the Devil and a pair of 1750 Irish lead urns with dragon handles and stunning classical freezes - three truly exquisite pieces which Chris has expertly sourced. ‘This is always a very busy show for us, we usually sell out, it’s also one of the best places for us to source really impressive antiques and decorative items’ said Chris.
Other popular exhibitors to look out for are Van Den Heuvel Trading on the end of 3rd & 4th Avenue with their large industrial salvage items, lighting, old carts and cabinets and Robin Unsworth in marquee 1a on 1st Avenue who sells the most divine selection of ‘posh’ leather luggage.
There will be plenty for the renovator, the up-cycler, the make-do-and-mender and those who love to ‘re-purpose’, with possible projects at every twist and turn of the site. Although this chair is without doubt a work of art all of its own, just think what some skilled upholstery could do to transform it in to a comfortable and elegant piece for the home.
As a visitor you can expect to pick up a bargain, find a missing piece for a collection, seek out the unusual, source stock for your retail outlet and get excited about taking home a car (or lorry!) load of wonderfully unique items. Jo and Michael Cole picked up armful’s of pieces for their home and lifestyle shop Liv Furniture & Things, in Solihull, at our last show. ‘We sell old and new in the shop and this is a great place to pick up classic vintage and salvage pieces’ said Jo.
We hope you can join us at the Lincolnshire Showground, which is located 2 miles North of Lincoln from the A46 Lincoln by-pass. The main entrance to the Showground is at Gate 1, immediately off the A15. The postcode is LN2 2NA.
Monday: 8:00am – 5:00pm £20 per person (permits entry on Monday & Tuesday)
Tuesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm £5 per person
Tickets available on the door.
Accompanied under 16s are admitted free.
Discounts for groups of 10 or more can be provided, but must be booked in advance.
Management reserve the right to refuse admission on the door without reason.