From 24th-29th January, will present an exhibit of  21st century interpretation of Gothic design. Taking historic inspiration from Strawberry Hill House (built by Horace Walpole, born 1717) and Jane  Austen’s  gothic novel Northanger Abbey,1817,  the foyer display of the Winter Fair will weave a gothic-infused fantasy for modern times.

The 21st Century Gothic foyer display will feature beautiful period examples of gothic design refreshed by modern styling, including carved and decorated furniture, mirrors and architectural elements, diffused with select 20th century pieces and even a dash of steampunk and elaborate pattern for a contemporary, dramatic spirit.

Typical gothic decoration, which should be light and airy in feel, includes the pointed arch and lancet window, slender columns, trefoil and quatrefoil tracery, leaf and fleur-de-lys (and later heraldic) motifs, which appear in English and European interiors from the 13th century onwards.  The style has proved enduringly popular, remaining in wide use throughout England to the 16th century, and experiencing revivals in the mid-18th  century, the Regency and later Victorian periods, and heavily influencing the Arts & Crafts movement.

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Around 145 exhibitors will be taking part in the winter edition of the Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair, bringing the wonderful range of period design with furniture and objects for sale dating back to the 17th century and up to the 1970s.

See here for more information.