All the exhibitors of Antica Fair de Namur will tell it you: it is a very pleasant meeting ! Since 1977, this Belgian " place to be " which will take place until November 18th raised itself in the top of the excellent fairs regarding antiquities, gathering this year more than 130 Belgian and international galleries. All the crushes are possible: from a good deal costing 500 euros up to the rare antiquity costing 150 000 euros, numerous collectors and amateurs find themselves there every autumn !
Excellence and conviviality
Strong of an asserted Belgian and regional identity, each finds what he is looking for there: classic or modern paintings, stamped furniture, silverware and glasses of exception.
Considered as its nice and relaxed atmosphere, we admire the scenographic quality of stands betting on the cabinet of curiosities atmosphere or on a refined decoration !
An asserted Belgian identity
Among the exhibitors pillars of the Fair are present of numerous Belgian and French galleries: gallery Beres, Costermans, Jan Muller, Matthieu Sismann, Mésangère. To the latter who also participates in the TEFAF and the BRAFA, we find a strong identity from Liège !
The accent is put on the subtle correspondences between the furniture from Liège in the geometrical marquetry and the pictorial abstraction of contemporary creations. The crush of the antique dealer, a big cupboard anversoise years 1620-1630 decorated with thermal baths representing the allegory of burning love framed by the war and the fire.
To French presents for several years, the gallery Pellat de Villedon always attracts so many amateur customers of XVIIIth. From 6 000 to 68 000 euros, each finds some benefit there : from the magnificent chest of drawers Louis XV in lacquer to the small decorative objects as the charming XVIIIth terra-cotta representing the Worship of Piece. Crush for an attractive portrait of the duchess of Porsmouth, spy of Louis XIV with king of England Charles II.
The Fair Antica also attracts of newcomers every year as the first Italian gallery to the Fair, Il Raccoglitore, who proposes numerous vanities as a contemporary creation of Guido de Pascale, rare because the artist produces only one a year.
The historic treasures of Namur
The city of Namur is well represented because it opens a stand to its museums which expose here exceptional pieces as a cornet to drink of the XVIth. This cup in the shape of funnel is extremely rare because we know only another copy. Of an incredible technical quality, it is about a bubble glass decorated in its summit of a little spherical bell and emperor's face what suggests a prestigious origin. It was part of the collection of Canon Condé, from Saint-Aubain.
A beautiful escapade not to be missed for the amateurs of beautiful antiques in a friendly atmosphere!
From 10 till 18 November 2018.
From Monday to Friday from 14 to 19 hours. We from 11 to 19 hours.
Namur exhibition 2, avenue Sergent Vrithoff BE-5000 Namur
On-the-spot entrance(entry): 25 euros. Free entrance(entry) for people under 18.