Yet another great example of Covent Garden Community and hospitality can be found over the road in pedestrianised Cecil Court, which has been relatively untouched since the 17th century. Be prepared to chew the fat with silver, antique and rare book experts, who’ll offer you tea and coffee, more likely ply you with a glass of wine or three! I would say that that Cecil Court is the most hospitable Court in all of Covent Garden with some of the most interesting characters and treasures to buy.

Diary Date: Saturday August 15th
Cecil Court Summer Showcase from 10am-7pm 

New kid on the block, Antiques Roadshow super star Serhat Ahmet (left), who’s particularly partial to European porcelain has been plotting and planning an event for Cecil Court with old-school antiquarian book dealer Tim Bryars (pictured right) and fine antique silverman Daniel Bexfield.

The main focus of the Summer Showcase is for the Cecil Court community to display and reveal new and fresh stock which had been squirreled away for the London Summer selling season.

Make sure you visit Serhat Ahmet – Fine European porcelain, Daniel Bexfield Antiques – Fine antique silver and objects of vertu, Darnley Fine Art – Portraiture and Orientalist paintings, London Medal Company – Medals and militaria, Bryars & Bryars – Antique maps and antiquarian books, Tindley & Everett – First editions and 20th century literature, Panter & Hall  – Contemporary British and 20th century continental paintings, Colin Narbeth & Son  – Banknotes and coins, Mark Sullivan Antiques & Decoratives – Antique bronzes and curiosities, Storey’s – Antique maps, prints and framing, Travis & Emery – Out of print and antiquarian sheet music and books on music and Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers

A personal favourite are the charming French Opera Glasses (pictured left) found with the Prince of Porcelain, Serhat Ahmet, circa 1800 and priced at £480.

Please drop me a note or send a photo in of the treasures you find. If you see me do say hello, unless you’re already knee deep in conversation with Daniel Bexfield, he’s way more interesting than me. Plus he will be in charge of the wine!