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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

THE TEFAF Maastricht 2014 | The world’s greatest art and antiques fair | The European Fine Art Fair, Maastricht

The TEFAF 2014
In this blog item we visit the TEFAF 2014 in Maastricht (Netherlands), over the years TEFAF has come to be recognized as the world's leading art and antiques fair. 
I should feeling really lucky that I only live 20 minutes from Maastricht and The TEFAF .

The European Fine Art Fair, Maastricht
It is for the ornamental Woodcarver of great importance to have a lot of documentation, drawings and pictures , this source of inspiration can be consulted later by a possible restoration or reconstruction of ornaments.

In the creation and drawing of new ornaments and compositions  a comprehensive library of books and pictures is really necessary, this information gives the ornamental Woodcarver a greater freedom in drawing and design
A lot of  information (pictures) also contributes to the ornamental carver  a better understanding  of  the forms and characters that can be consult. And this together with a large amount of plaster casts and wooden examples you're already well on your way.

TEFAF, The European Fine Art Fair

TEFAF Maastricht (14-23 March 2014)  is universally regarded as the world’s leading art fair, setting the standard for excellence in the art market. The Fair truly is an event not to be missed by collectors and museum representatives.

Presenting 275 of the world’s leading galleries from 20 countries, TEFAF Maastricht is a continuously evolving showcase for the best works of art currently on the market. In addition to the traditional areas of Old Master Paintings and antique Works of Art, you can see and buy at TEFAF Maastricht a wide variety of Classical Modern and Contemporary Art, as well as Jewellery, 20th Century Design and Works on Paper.

TEFAF Maastricht is unequalled in its level of quality and in the methods it employs to establish and guarantee the authenticity of every painting and object on offer. Participating dealers are admitted only after a strict selection process. TEFAF Maastricht’s ground breaking vetting system involves no fewer than 175 international experts in 29 different categories, who examine every work of art in the Fair for quality, authenticity and condition, ensuring that you can buy with the greatest possible confidence.

Website: TEFAF

Antique Röbbig, München

Maastricht is located on both sides of the Meuse river (Dutch: Maas), at the point where the Jeker River (French: Geer) joins it.
In history Maastricht developed from a Belgic settlement, that in the Gallic Wars was conquered by the Romans and thus became a Roman settlement, to a religious centre, a garrison city and an early industrial city.Nowadays, it is known as a city of especially culture (including local folklore) and education.
Maastricht's rich history shows from the fact that in this town no less than 1677 national heritage sites (Rijksmonumenten) are located, which is the second highest amount in a Dutch town, after Amsterdam. Furthermore, it has become known, by way of the Maastricht Treaty, as the birthplace of the European Union, European citizenship, and the single European currency, the euro.
The town is popular with tourists for shopping and recreation, and has a large growing international student population. Maastricht is a member of the Most Ancient European Towns Network and is part of the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion, which includes nearby cities Aachen, Eupen, Hasselt, Liège, Maaseik and Tongeren.

Here following are some beautiful ornaments, carved mirrors, frames and works of art I've photographed at TEFAF 2014.
Maybe also for you a source of inspiration.


The European Fine Art Fair, Maastricht

La Mésangère,Liege Belgium

Kunsthandel Mühlbauer, Germany

Antique Mallett, london

Roelofs Antiek


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