Antiques show in England

November 24, 1996|By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE

The second annual Antiques and Fine Arts Festival will take place in Stow-on-the-Wold in the Cotswolds Feb. 2-7. The town, about 90 miles west of London, is known for its antiques shops, art galleries and book shops.

The festival starts on Feb. 2 with a charity auction and a luncheon at St. Edward's Hall on the Square. In the days after that, more than 30 lectures by experts on antiques and art collecting will be held throughout the town. Among the speakers will be David Battie, a consultant for Sotheby's, who will give a talk titled "The Careful Collector," and Victor Chinnery, a consultant for the Birmingham City Museums and other organizations, who will talk about oak and country furniture. Other subjects to be discussed include antique jewelry, English silver, Staffordshire figures, antique clocks, English furniture and Eastern tribal rugs.

Five country hotels in the town are offering packages to tourists. For information, contact Alan Rose, Annual Antiques and Fine Arts Festival, Green Elms, The Square, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL54 1AF; (44-1451) 830666; fax (44-1451) 870014.

Pub Date: 11/24/96

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