Antique-Loving VIPs at Olympia, London this Summer: Corfield Morris Takes on New Role

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The new advisors to London's International Fine Art & Antiques Fair (June 9 – 18) at Olympia are Corfield Morris (see http://www.corfieldmorris.com). Corfield Morris will help visiting VIPs (in past years including Oprah Winfrey, Elizabeth Hurley, Chris Martin, Jemima Khan, Ruby Wax, Jeremy Irons, Julian Fellows, Philip Green et al) make the best selection of the applied art, antique furniture, silver and jewellery to be found at the Fair.

“Helping VIPs to indulge their favourite passions is definitely the best job in the world” declares Tim Corfield, founder director of Corfield Morris, the new advisors to London's International Fine Art & Antiques Fair (June 9 – 18) at Olympia. This summer, organisers Clarion Events is inviting Corfield Morris (see http://www.corfieldmorris.com) to help visiting VIPs make the best selection of the applied art, antique furniture, silver and jewellery to be had at the Fair. Previous VIP visitors to the fair include Oprah Winfrey, Elizabeth Hurley, Chris Martin, Jemima Khan, Ruby Wax, Jeremy Irons, Julian Fellows, and Philip Green.

As international market leaders and antiques specialists, Tim Corfield, Daniel Morris and Martyn Downer (the latter both former Sotheby’s directors in London and regular antiques and jewellery correspondents) will lend their expertise and counsel VIPs on the surest investments and finest artefacts to be found at Olympia. The Corfield Morris team will provide impartial advice on potential purchases as well as conservation and restoration (for more on Corfield Morris – see below).

Continues Corfield: “The organisers’ concept is to offer VIPs an elegant, private space where like-minded visitors and their guests can have exclusive meetings, socialise and relax – as well as enjoying the benefit of our advice across the board. We will be there to help them collect, discover and invest.”

All three British founder directors are used to working with private banks, public collections and individual international collectors – contact: + 1 (212) 460 9005 or +44 (0) 1794 301141 http://www.corfieldmorris.com. As a team they are hugely experienced. Tim Corfield is a second-generation antiques expert and has accrued a lifetime's knowledge of fine furniture having been a member of The British Antique Dealers Association before setting up as an independent consultant some 15 years ago. He helped create and maintains a number of important private collections in Britain and the United States, notably in Silicon Valley and New York. Martyn Downer grew up surrounded by antiques at his father's country saleroom. He then went on to become director and head of the Jewellery department at Sotheby's, London. Author of ‘Nelson's Purse’ : Bantam Press 2004 (see http://www.martyndowner.com), he is currently writing a book on Queen Victoria (expected publication date: May 2007). The third of the triumvirate, Daniel Morris, is also a former London director of Sotheby's, writes, lectures on and is an expert in English furniture of the 18th and 19th centuries. His alias is ‘The Canny Collector’ for one of Britain’s most respected quality broadsheets – The Daily Telegraph.

Selected visitors from the hand-picked VIP list will be sent a membership card and, from May, will be encouraged to register on the fair’s website (http://www.summerfairolympia.com) to get access to all the benefits from luxury partners.

Membership will give fast-track entry as well as exclusive access to events and services.                                                    

For more press information, interviews with or images on Corfield Morris (see http://www.corfieldmorris.com), please contact: Janie Joel, for Corfield Morris, +44 208 333 1766.

For more information, images or press tickets on London's International Fine Art & Antiques Fair - June 9 - 18. The Summer Fair please contact:

Alex Inkin, Clarion Events + 44 207 370 8276.

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