Garners Fine Art, Antiques and Interiors

Specialising in sourcing and placing Fine Quality Antique Furniture and Beautiful Art in homes for over 50 years.

With long established Gallery showrooms in the picturesque Market Town of Uppingham in Rutland, the smallest County in England.

Opening Hours; Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm. Sunday 11am - 4pm

51-53 High Street East, Uppingham, Rutland LE15 9PY | Tel. +44 1572 823607 

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The Annual Stilton Cheese Classic Vehicle Run

Nostalgic moment caught outside of our Gallery today. We captured this wonderful 95 year old Ford Model T, known also as 'Tin Lizzie' the first affordable automobile.

Every year Uppingham hosts the start of this event where over 350 classic vehicles will take to the road to retrace a route that was made to deliver Stilton Cheese around the villages, one of the longest commercial carriage rides of its time.

A superb local event and one of our favourites!

April 23, 2017 by Paul Garner

Wise, honest and realistic words from Lennox Cato in The Rutland & Stamford Mercury last week about buying antiques...

"It's very important to look at who you are buying from because a good dealer who is a member of #BADA or #LAPADA trade association is invested in you. They want you to come back, they've invested in you as much as in the item they're selling because they want your business"... "Buying an antique is like buying a house or a car, when you're buying from an antique shop you are buying at the retail price but look at it like longevity. If you look for the short term, it's the wrong way to approach antiques".

Be realistic with the amount you want to spend however, there's no point bankrupting yourself over an item that will take years to appreciate in value. Buying antiques is a personal experience and should be bought because you actually like it, so don't be seduced by an item being cheap or expensive.

"Some things may seem expensive when you first buy it but as time goes on and you've got that satisfaction from what you've acquired you fall in love with that thing because it gives you so much pleasure, and you can't put a monetary value on how much pleasure that an item has given you."

"Buying antiques is like buying memories".

Garners Fine Art, Antiques & Interiors are proud to be members of LAPADA - Association of Art & Antiques Dealers

April 10, 2017 by Phillipa Garner

Predictions for 2017 - Art & Antiques

Flicking through the Antiques Trade Gazette earlier this month, we saw some promising and agreeable predictions and quotes from market leaders in relation to the Art & Antiques market for 2017.

"Customers are happy to mix antiques and contemporary and this trend will continue. The country homes we visit can easily have a Giacometti sculpture on a George II table with an Old Master painting above." Claire Penhallurick - Love this look... works so well in both traditional and modern contemporary interiors.

"There is demand from new blood:...I genuinely believe we have started to move away from modern minimalism and back toward classic interiors. There's a shortage of good paintings but prices for middle-market Old Masters are on the rise." Archie Parker.

"Great expertise, great merchandise, correct pricing, great service and great delivery - anyone who wants to survive and prosper in this highly competitive market will be primarily focused on these." Guy Schooling - Something we wholeheartedly agree with and focus on ourselves. Enabling us to provide the best service we can offer and establishing a relationship with our customers, old and new.

Furniture: make a statement and mix it up - A reaction to minimalism as the mid-century industrial and salvage'look' becomes tired. "...striking quality antique furniture is coming back into the frame as statement pieces to offset the high level of contemporary interiors. This trend is only just beginning..." reports Piers von Til - We've been saying this and offering this style for a few years; we have recently created a contemporary interior space in which to showcase our decorative pieces of furniture, and original artwork at our Art and Antique Gallery in Uppingham. It really sets the pieces off and shows their honest quality and beauty, creating a warm and sumptuous interior.

Do call us if you require any help or advice in curating a particular look and feel in your home with the use of 'one off' and decorative antique furniture or artwork.

It's what we do.

 

 

January 20, 2017 by Phillipa Garner
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