Antiques experts join festival line-up

Karen Dalmeny, Tim Hogarth and Simon Schneider

Karen Dalmeny, Tim Hogarth and Simon Schneider

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Three of television’s favourite antiques experts will be appearing at The Hurst Festival on Tuesday, September 17, at the New Inn, High Street between 5pm and 8pm.

Karen Dalmeny, Tim Hogarth and Simon Schneider regularly appear on television and are highly trusted and respected for their knowledge and expertise.

With almost 100 hundred years of experience buying and selling antiques, gold and silver between them, Simon, Karen and Tim will be offering free advice and valuations as well as paying top prices for anyone wanting to deal.

In addition the dealers have generously agreed to make a donation of 10 percent of any purchase price to the Hurst Festival’s charity

The dealers joined forces in 2012 to offer the public an opportunity to sell their heirlooms direct.

Karen Dalmeny is a traditional antiques dealer and has clients across the world waiting to purchase anything from a Meissen figure to a full dining room suite.

Simon Schneider is very well known and respected for his knowledge of 20th Century Decorative Arts.

He specialises in Art Nouveau and Art Deco but also deals extensively in Silver as well as Oriental antiques.

Tim Hogarth specialises in gold, silver and antique jewellery. He is an experienced dealer and an expert in valuing diamonds and precious stones.

The dealers were asked for their ‘wish list’ of items they would particularly like to purchase. They came up with the following:

l Gold jewellery and pocket and wrist watches in any condition

l Silver tea sets, trays, caddies, trophies and anything decorative

l Oriental ceramics and lacquer work

l Bronzes and ivories

l Wemyss, Royal Worcester, Clarice Clliff and Moorcroft

l Art Nouveau and Art Deco including Lalique and Galle Glass

l Enamelled boxes and card cases

l Victorian paintings

l Amber beads

l Unusual walking sticks