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Anticipation grows for for Regency era treasures at Wembley Park Antiques Market

The third season of “Bridgerton,” starting on May 16th, is set to boost interest in 19th-century Regency antiques. Wembley Park is ready for this trend, as the monthly Wembley Park Antiques Market prepares to welcome those looking to get the Regencycore style later this month.

Jonathan Nixon from Wembley Park Antiques Market said, “Isn’t it fascinating to see how popular culture can influence trends in the world of antiques. Bridgerton’s captivating portrayal of Regency-era aesthetics has undoubtedly sparked a renewed interest in all things elegant and vintage.

“The demand for Regency antiques, in particular, has seen a remarkable surge as enthusiasts seek to capture the charm and sophistication depicted in the series. It’s a testament to the enduring allure of history and the timeless appeal of classic design. As we continue to be enchanted by the romance of Bridgerton, it’s exciting to witness how it’s breathing new life into the appreciation of antiques & everything vintage.”

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The 70+ traders of the free to attend Wembley Park Antiques Market offer a diverse array of items from jewellery, collectables and vintage homeware to furniture and antiques. Held monthly in Wembley Park’s Green Parking, it is the biggest antiques market by space in London attracting bargain hunters from near and far.

Demand for Regency era items at the next two markets – taking place on Wednesday 29th May and Sunday 30th June – is expected to be particularly high, as Londoners embrace the Regencycore trend following the release of Bridgerton series 3.

Phillip Davey, PJD ANTIQUES, trader at Wembley Park Antiques Market added, “As an antique dealer, it’s been remarkable to witness the surge in popularity and demand for antiques and vintage, especially Regency pieces, following the success of the Bridgerton series. The show’s lavish depiction of the Regency era has captivated audiences, igniting a newfound appreciation for the elegance and sophistication of that time period.

“Suddenly, items that were once considered mere historical artifacts have become coveted treasures, sought after by enthusiasts eager to bring a touch of Bridgerton’s charm into their own homes. From intricately carved furniture to delicate porcelain and ornate silverware, Regency antiques have experienced a resurgence like never before. It’s a thrilling time for antique dealers like myself, as we witness a whole new generation embracing the beauty and craftsmanship.”

At the market, buyers inspired by “Bridgerton” have purchased items like ornate mirrors, stained glass, and satinwood sideboards. They’ve also bought porcelain, bronze statues, and Welsh silver coal buckets, which are being used as fancy holders for champagne and wine. Popular purchases include Louis XV chairs, carved chests, drawer sets, a mahogany desk, and oil paintings. For outdoor spaces, stone figurines and planters have been popular for adding a Regency-style elegance.

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Claudio Giambrone, Head of Marketing, Wembley Park said, “There is such a buzz and energy to enjoy at Wembley Park Antiques Market. The treasures that buyers find with so many traders available are just fascinating. And it’s great to see an event-day carpark transform into one of the community’s top attractions each month.”

The Wembley Park Antiques Market is under cover, free to enter and will be held on Wednesday 29th May, Sunday 30th June, Saturday 20th July, Saturday 31st August, Wednesday 30th October and Wednesday 27th November.

It is located in Green Parking on Canada Lane, Wembley Park, HA9 0SJ. The nearest tube is Wembley Park on the Jubilee and Metropolitan lines.

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