TATTON Park is set to hold a prestigious antiques fair in the first week of 2013.

From January 4 to 6 the park is playing host to the first major antiques fair of the year.

More than 40 specialist dealers from across the country will present a wide range of high quality art, sculptures and antiques from the 18th century to the mid-20th century.

Sue Ede, the organiser of the event, said: “We’ve got a wide range of period furnishings to suit every taste.”

Paintings are a major attraction of the event, with traditional and contemporary watercolours and oils as well as specialist galleries.

Among the ceramics there will be 19th century pieces by Meissen and other factories.

There is also the ever popular silver and jewellery, with a wide selection of decorative and vintage pieces.

In other areas of the fair there will be carriage and mantel clocks, as well as Persian and Oriental rugs.