ON HIGH is Oxford's
favourite venue for buying antiques. Twenty five friendly dealers offer
extensive experience across a wide range of areas including:
Silver and jewellery
Books and music
Linens, vintage fashion and accessories
Ceramics and glass
Pictures, prints and maps
Antiquities and collectables.
Today's antiques were
yesterday's crafts. The Centre
includes a separate gallery featuring the work of local craftspeople
covering ceramics, jewellery, woodturning, glass, wraps and
paintings. It includes work by members of the Oxfordshire
Craft Guild and of the Oxford
September 2014 Celebrating Art Deco
September's window display is all about Art Deco. It seems an
appropriate theme to follow on from our August Great War display as so
many of the bright colours and fun lifestyles of the twenties and
thirties followed the misery of war as people sought something colourful
and cheerful in their lives.
The term Art Deco is taken from the famous 1925 Paris 'Exposition
Internationale des Arts Décorative et Industriels Modernes' and was
actually coined by Oxford scholar, the author Bevis Hillier for his
books on this art style in the 1960s.
So many influences and styles sit neatly under the umbrella term Art
Deco. Included are geometric, industrial, Egyptian, Aztec, Fauvism,
Futurism and Cubism. So we have interesting collectables including
glass, ceramics, silver, costume jewellery and evening bags. We have
work by iconic British designers and makers like Clarice Cliff, Susie
Cooper, Joblings, Spode, Royal Doulton, Wedgwood and others.There are
several relevant books on the style and era in our bookshop and our
music scores can be enjoyed as much for their Jazz and dance tunes as
their stylish graphics from the time.
may interest you to know that the well-loved Auctioneer and TV expert
Eric Knowles is also in Oxfordshire this month. He will be
at the Swan Antiques Centre, Tetsworth hosting a
dinner event and the topic is 'Art Deco and All That Jazz' . More
details from www.theswan.co.uk
right in the heart of Oxford, located at 85 High Street, opposite
Queen’s College and two minutes walk from Magdalen Bridge.
We accept all major credit cards.
Opening hours are 10am to 5pm
(11am to 5pm Sundays and Bank Holidays)
Telephone 01865 251075.