The palace provides a stunning backdrop to what promises to be a glittering array of antiques and art, from small keepsakes to grand pieces perfect for an early Christmas shopping spree.
This is the 30th year that Scone Palace has hosted the biennial Galloway Antiques Fairs, when dealers from across the country gather to display their wares.
Hugely popular with serious collectors to shoppers simply looking for something different for their home or garden, the fairs always bring something new and different to see and buy.
With price tags from just £20 to £30,000 – and everything from silver to china, ceramics to glass, beautiful vintage jewelery to unique fine art – there’s sure to be something to catch your eye.
Among the stars of the show will be a beautiful late 19th century mahogany Chippendale GrandDaughter clock with Gothic-influenced carvings and beautiful, delicately fluted columns. Priced at £4,695, it is brought to you by North Yorkshire-based Mark Buckley Antiques, specialists in inlaid Victorian and Edwardian furniture.
For something a little different, check out Solo Antiques in Lancashire for an impressive selection of glass and sculpture from the Art Nouveau and Art Deco eras.
Check out the special Daum glass and silver absinthe or the Opera Muff Flask (£1,695), designed so ladies can carry a drop of absinthe in their glove and steal a secret drink from the silver cup.
Rowles Fine Art of Shropshire brings a delightful bronze sculpture entitled ‘Five Screeching Owls’, one of a dozen created and signed by artist Jonathan Knight, whose clients included the late Queen Elizabeth.
Items with royal links are always popular – another highlight is probably Windsor Castle’s Victorian silver vinaigrette, made in 1839 by Nathaniel Mills, one of the best box makers of the era. It is being brought to the fair by Highland Antiques, an Aberdeen silver dealer, and priced at £1,195.
If you’re looking for something special for your home, Aberdeen’s John Briggs has colorful carpets and rugs from around the world.
More than 30 specialist traders from as far away as Kent will set up stalls in the main halls of the palace, including the dining room, drawing room, library and Long Gallery.
Browse antiques, refuel on home-made delicacies in the Palace Tea Room and explore the Palace’s stunning rooms and beautiful estate – making it a great day out full of history and heritage.
Organizer Susan Galloway said: “Enthusiastic antique enthusiasts, collectors and interior designers young and old are sure to find something unique.
“There is something for every taste and pocket.”
Don’t miss your chance to get two-for-one tickets.
Scone Palace Antiques & Fine Art Fair at Scone Palace, Perth on Friday 4th November and Sunday 6th November 2022. Gates are open from 10:30am to 5:00pm (Sunday 4:30am). Entry is £6 for adults, free for under 16s.