Patricia Harvey, has been a dealer since the 1960's but is probably best known for her innovation of the internationally famous Decorative Antiques and textiles fair. She, along with her husband Ralph organised it for twenty five years.
After running regular one day sunday fairs in london for many years and exhibiting at other fairs she recognised that there was a need and space for dealers to be able to express their own individuality and flair. She encouraged her exhibitors to paint, decorate and arrange their stands, not in a regimented manner but in a way that people could see how pieces might have a use and look in their homes. It very soon became very successful in it's appeal to decorators, the trade and public alike and can now almost be classed as a "Decorative Movement".
Patricia has traded from ‘the early years’ in Portobello road Notting Hill, Westbourne Grove and Kings Road Chelsea. She has been settled in her shop at 42 Church Street NW8 for over twenty years and works closely with her younger daughter Victoria and manager Tony. She also continues to exhibit at the Decorative Fair three times a year.