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BAFRA is pleased to announce two training days on 19th and 20th February 2020

“The Repair of Modern Furniture using Konig Materials” at the new Konig offices:  Unit 1 Parade Court, Central Boulevard, Prologis Park, Coventry CV6 4QL We have booked two training days as there has been a lot of interest in the use of the Konig System since we held the original courses.  Members have passed on […]

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Japanning Day – Saturday 27th April 2019 (NOW SOLD OUT!!)

The date for this training day has now been changed to 27th April 2019.  However, all places are now filled but it is hoped to repeat the day either later in the year or early next!   Japanning A practical course in Japanning. The European equivalent to the oriental Chinese and Japanese lacquer. (Urushi) Outcomes […]

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Strawberry Hill House Tour – Wednesday 21st November 2018

The magnificent collection of paintings, sculptures, furniture and curiosities created by Horace Walpole for his celebrated Gothic villa at Strawberry Hill, which was later dispersed all over the world in the famous sale of the century in 1842, will be reassembled for the once-in-a-lifetime exhibition Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill: Masterpieces from Horace Warpole’s Collection.  […]

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Chippendale at Newby Hall near Ripon

Newby Hall near Ripon in North Yorkshire is the home of Richard & Lucinda Compton. Richard’s ancestor, William Weddell, engaged Robert Adam to redesign the Hall interiors to provide a backdrop for his extensive Grand Tour acquisitions in the late 18C. Thomas Chippendale was commission to provide the furniture, including the fabulous Tapestry Room chairs, […]

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Antiques for Everyone Spring Fair

Antiques for Everyone Spring Fair | 5 – 8 April 2018 | NEC, Birmingham Antiques for Everyone returns this April for its spring fair on 5 – 8 April at Birmingham’s iconic NEC. A special invitation to attend the above fair has again been extended to BAFRA members. Established as the largest vetted art, antiques […]

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BAFRA Chippendale Study Day – Thursday 17th May 2018

BAFRA – Chippendale Study Day – Thursday 17th May 2018 10.00am to 16.30pm  Leeds Museum and Temple Newsam House BAFRA will be holding an exclusive event to join in with the celebration of 300 years of Thomas Chippendale. Our study day on Thursday 17th May 2018 will be hosted by renowned experts Dr Adam Bowett […]

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Atara makes the Grade!

Congratulations to Atara Aberman on attaining BAFRA Graduate Member status. We caught up with Atara at her North London workshop to find out about her and her assessment. After successful careers in IT and child care, Atara wanted to move her career in a more creative direction.     An Open University degree in Art and Literature […]

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Antiques for Everyone Winter Fair, 23 – 26 November, NEC Birmingham

A special invitation to attend the above fair has been extended to BAFRA members. Established as the largest vetted art, antiques and interiors fair outside London, Antiques for Everyone is the destination for all collectors, interior enthusiasts or those looking to shop for unique Christmas gifts this season. With over 200 specialist dealers displaying more […]

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BAFRA at Godinton House, Ashford, Kent – 5th October 2017

BAFRA at Godinton House, Ashford, Kent – 5th October 2017 by Rachel Cooze The venue for this year’s AGM was Godinton House, near Ashford, Kent.  This gem of a red brick Jacobean manor house, mellowed with age, sits in tranquil parkland.   The outline of its semi-circular Flemish gables is echoed in the neat yew hedges […]

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Winter Art & Antiques Fair Olympia, 1 – 6 November – Complimentary tickets

Over 100 specialist dealers will present an irresistible array of works across arts, antiques, furniture, jewellery and design. Pieces range from the modern, eclectic and quirky to the traditional and classic offering extraordinary choice to inspire stylish interiors, add to your collection and find unique gifts. For more information visit: Simply click here to […]

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