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VE46 - JUNE/JULY 2019 - CONTENTS

Touring The Eighties
It’s been estimated that around one-third of all Brits are collectors, and one of them is Matt Fox who shares his particular passion in an exhibition entitled ‘I Grew Up 80s’

Seaside Kitsch
Part three of our series on 1950s Kitsch ceramics finds us in a holiday mood as we showcase bold and fantastical seaside, sailing and fishing scenes

Vera Pegrum
The UK’s answer to Tretchikoff? By Stuart Webb

Roll Up! Roll Up!
Come take a look at the objects that once thrilled holidaymakers in traditional seaside attractions, fairgrounds and the circus

Modernist Living
Looking for your dream Modernist home by the sea? Well, we know of a rather special one that’s up for sale and could just fit the bill!

Eight Great Vintage & Motoring Events Your nine-page guide

The Antique Village
Two antiques dealers refurbish an old cider factory in Devon into a hub for all things antiquey

Midcentury Marvels
Blackheath in South East London is to welcome the Century Twenty Design Show this September

REGULARS
Auction Explorer
Forthcoming sales, news and auction results

Trading Places
Kieran Mathewson of River & Jones questions four fellow dealers to discover their take on the trade

Events June/July


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TRADING PLACES - JUNE/JULY 2019

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Over the past few months it’s been really good to see new shops and showrooms opening, with some younger dealers opening for the first time. Other dealers, such as Cassie and Edd, who we are chatting to in this issue, have decided to put their shop days behind them and work from home instead, offering them more freedom and flexibility.
Having never had a shop myself, River and Jones has always been run from home, although there is something romantic about the idea of having a traditional shop, with windows to dress, and a place that you can use to bring your business to life visually. It’s a question that’s been tugging at my heart strings for a while, and after viewing a few shops in Italy and at home, the draw to take the plunge is becoming difficult to resist. Having said that, the freedom of not having a shop is what matters most to us at this stage. There are no rules, no right or wrong way to run an antiques business. It all comes down to individual preference and circumstances. As with everything in life, it’s about finding the balance between opportunities and sacrifices, and within that each dealer finds a way that feels right to them.

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FORTHCOMING DESIGN SHOWS

Les Puces du Designs was the first European market exclusively dedicated to furniture from the post-war era. Created in 1999 by founder Fabien Bonillo, who was then one of only 15 merchants in France specialising in furniture from the 50s to the 70s. He wanted to share his passion for design at a time when the vintage word was known only to wine lovers and some fashion enthusiasts! READ MORE HERE.


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