Chantal organising an antiques fair with flair
A BRAY antiques dealer will host a unique fair with flair in one of the ‘ big houses’ of Ireland this weekend.
Chantal Fortune is curating the antiques fair at Wells House in Wexford which takes place this Saturday and Sunday, September 16 and 17, from 1 p.m.
The Bray resident and former proprietor of Florence Fortune’s Antique Shop has planned a fantastic combination of displays and demonstrations that will ensure the weekend is a riveting antiques experience.
Among the attractions will be a fine selection of dealers selling their wares, including jewellery, silver, china, collectibles, furniture and carpets. An old rivet repaired china collection will be on display with a craftsman Mark Fortune demonstrating how it was done; in the Great Hall, there will be furniture restoration demonstrations by Maurice Molloy of Molloy Restoration; and, on the Sunday, painting conservationist Pearl O’Sullivan will hold a painting restoration demonstration.
Chantal herself will be doing free identification and valuations throughout the weekend, which is always a highlight for visitors.
This is the third year that Chantal has hosted this antiques fair, which is perfectly placed inside the Tudor Gothic architecture of Wells House with its beautiful interiors, wares and wonders. Wells House is located at Ballyed- mond, south of Gorey. Entry to the fair is €3 per person and an €8 entry fee per car to the grounds applies.
Chantal Fortune is curating the antiques fair at Wells House this weekend.