Pick of the week
The Petworth Park antiques and fine-art fair, with 48 dealers, returns to its marquee in the Capability Brown grounds for the third year between May 5 and 7 (www. petworthparkfair.com). One hopes that one painting with the Moncrieff-bray Gallery will serve to ward off poor weather: Anthony Garratt’s landscape is titled Capability Brown Can’t Stop the Rain. Ever popular though they be, butler’s trays are usually quite austere. Not so a walnut Victorian example at £1,050 with Tim Saltwell (right), which not only has an elaborate gallery, but a finely turned stand. With Garret & Hurst will be a remarkably powerful £32,000 bronze by Lord Ronald Gower (1845–1916). Based on the David drawing from life (just), the 455 ∕8in sculpture (left) conveys the full gamut of Marie Antoinette’s emotions as she is led to the guillotine.