The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is the world's most prestigious flower show. The first show was in 1913 and it has been held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea every year since then, apart from gaps during the two World Wars. However, the organisation that runs the show - The Royal Horticultural Society - has been around even longer, since 1804.
This year, The Chelsea Flower Show is running between 24 and 28 May, and to celebrate we have picked a selection of flora and fauna themed antiques from Grays. Although we are closed Bank Holiday Monday, 30 May, we are still open as usual this Saturday, 28 May, so why not use this opportunity to do some weekend shopping.
|A very rare Meissen squat vase decorated in a Turkish Iznik style pattern, circa 1924. From Serhat Ahmet Antiques.|
|An elaborate French pair of porcelain and ormolu candelabra decorated in the |
Sèvres style. From Serhat Ahmet Antiques.
|1970s Sid Green of London polo neck dress. From June Victor at Vintage Modes.|
|Chinese Peking glass overlay, 18th/19th century. From David Bowden.|
|Silver overlay, unusual (with lid), c1900s, American. From Evonne Antiques|
|Silver & Red Enamel Butterfly Brooch by David Anderson, 1940s. |
From The Antique Jewellery Company.