THE ART & ANTIQUES FAIR
June 26 to July 2, Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, W14 (olympia-art-antiques.com). Tickets: £60 for preview day, £15 for standard advance admission, £20 on the door. MORE than 25,000 people are set to visit 120 dealers for the 45th edition of this famous fair. Interior designers find treasures for clients from a stash of 50,000 items. You can do the same for your home, tapping into furniture, ceramics, glass, textiles, lighting, sculpture, paintings, prints and more from antiquity to the present day, all vetted for authenticity by experts. Items can’t possibly come much older than this 80 million-year-old Mosasaur skull from Peter Pittmann Fossillien, above. Prices start at about £100, rising into the thousands. A talks schedule highlights home decor, with speakers including Emma Burns and Christopher Vane Percy from Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler.