Visting the Winter Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair at Battersea Park last month I was intrigued to see how the exhibitors would showcase their antiques furniture, collectable and decorative arts to the modern market which has in recent times focused on the Swedish aesthetics of clean lines and minimalism.
To my delight the majority had got it right. The benefits of mixing old and new were visible at every turn. While the old and new can be overwhelmingly different with the right eye they can elevate each other beyond the sum of their parts. But you need to tread carefully. Start small and find your way slowly. You'll be pleased you did.
Anthony Mortimer Fine Art. 30 years experience as an art expert and curator.