Doe & Hope to exhibit at The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair at Battersea Decorative as Part of the Decorative Collective

We are pleased to confirm we will be exhibiting at the Decorative Fair in Battersea Park, London which will run from 29th September to 4th October 2015.  It will be the 30th Anniversary for the fair and so a special one and we are delighted to be a part of this special occasion. Joining the Decorative Collectives large stand space will be ourselves, Spencer Swaffer and Daniel Larsson. For a complimentary ticket, please email We look forward to meeting some old friends and making some new ones. We are pleased to confirm we will be returning to the Decorative Fair in Battersea...

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Antiques Young Guns Honour Their Antiques Heavy Artillery Mentors Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair – 23 June 2015

The founders of Antiques Young Guns (AYG) Ltd, working with their sponsors BADA, LAPADA, Clarion Events Ltd and The Antiques Diva & Co Ltd, are excited to announce that they will be honouring the twelve Antiques Heavy Artillery (AHA) mentors who freely gave their time and expertise to mentor the lucky finalists in the AYG of the Year Awards 2014, at a ceremony to be held at the prestigious Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair, on Tuesday 23 June 2015.Director of the fair Mary Claire Boyd said: “We are delighted to host this awards event which honours some of our...

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Doe & Hope Hatch at Lorfords!

As part of the Antiques Young Guns remit, we've landed up at Lorfords, Babdown for three months until the end of April... Lorfords brings together a fabulous and inspiring collection of decorative European antiques from the 18th century through to 20th century design - and is a must for antique dealers, interior designers and discerning private buyers. Lorfords recently opened a second show space, minutes from their Tetbury shop, within a transformed aircraft hanger. Toby and Lesley have created a stage for a renowned collection of decorative dealers and we are part of this special setup for three months... Come...

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The Onion Barn; A Refit of the Doe & Hope HQ

The home of Doe & Hope, The Onion Barn, is now open by appointment with an emphasis on quality, not quantity, and an atmosphere quite unlike anywhere else so if there is an item in our inventory you'd like to handle just drop us a line... A special building, onion barns are valued historically especially in this region and the nineteenth century Victorian building has an immense amount of charm inside and out. We promise the ambiance here is unique. Visits can be made by appointment only...      

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Terror & Wonder at The British Library; October 2014

As I scuttled along the train tracks into the smoke to visit the British Library’s new exhibition Terror and Wonder; The Gothic Imagination I started to ask myself a few questions about Gothic culture, such as, where will they start the story? Where will objects come into the presentation (for that is important to me from my perspective) and how important will they be in the presentation of the theme? …And come to think of it how does one distill the Gothic into a sentence? My questions were answered rather emphatically for the most part. Arriving, the exhibition is suitably...

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