The BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair,
The Fair brings together the very best of the UK’s art and antique dealers who offer for sale a fantastic variety of top quality furniture, paintings, silver, jewellery, ceramics, glass, clocks and textiles. Long-standing participants
the UK’s premier national art and antiques fair and the showcase for more than 100 members of the prestigious British Antique Dealers’ Association, takes place from 23-29 March 2011. Founded 19 years ago, it has established an unrivalled reputation for quality and authenticity and pioneered the use of a purposebuilt pavilion providing a unique forum in which to buy from some of the country's very best art and antiques dealers. It is situated in one of Londons most affluent areas, the Duke of York Square, off Sloane Square, London SW3 and is surrounded by luxury shops and restaurants. Thomas Coulborn & Sons and Frank Partridge exhibit English furniture of the highest calibre, seen in Frank Partridge’s fine pair of mid 18thcentury carved giltwood Chippendale period two light girandoles, circa 1765. Leading clock specialist Anthony Woodburn shows, amongst other things, a magnificent Charles IImarquetry clock by Joseph Windmills, circa 1685.
Seven newcomers are exhibiting this year,
Leading art insurers,
Once again the Cellini Restaurant, the Duke of York’s Brasserie and the Champagne Bar will be providing first class catering at the Fair. The BADA Fair is delighted that leading champagne house
A Black Tie charity dinner is being held in the Cellini Restaurant on Thursday 24 March to raise money for
Visitors to the Fair can buy with confidence, knowing that every item for sale has been carefully vetted for quality and authenticity by a specialist Vetting Committee whose sole purpose is to maintain the high standards of the British Antiques Dealers’ Association.
Both Godson & Coles’ and Lucy Johnson juxtapose rare period English furniture alongside 20th-century British art, most notable is Godson & Coles’ George II period carved and painted side table with a Breccia di Medici marble top, circa 1740. Campbell Wilson has an important private collection of paintings entitled ‘Father and Daughter,’ by British artist Victor Hume Moody and his daughter Catherine. A glittering selection of rare silver ranging from 16th-century to contemporary designs is being sold by Sanda Lipton, Peter Cameron, Bourdon-Smith, and Payne & Son as well as some Chinese pieces by S & J Stodel. Geoffrey Breeze’s selection of canes and walking sticks made from the hulks of some of the most famous ships in history is also on display. Freshfords Fine Antiques, Charles Mackinnon,Moxhams Antiques, and Timms Antiques Ltd, all of whom specialise in fine furniture. Adding further to the selection of paintings on offer is Guy Peppiatt Fine Art, specialists in 18th-and 19th-century British watercolours and drawings, as well as Elford Fine Art who display paintings by distinguished artists from the 18th-century up to the present day. Also making its debut is Hampton Antiques who are passionate about bringing antiques into the 21st-century, seen through their eclectic mixture of antiques boxes and accessories. In addition, former Grosvenor House participant Michael Lipitich is returning, bringing with him a fantastic array of personally selected English antique furniture of the utmost importance. AON are sponsoring the Loan Exhibition entitled ‘Private Collectors, Private Passions’ featuring Lord Ashcroft’s gallantry medals to Britain’s ‘Special Forces,’ and pieces from the Schroder Collection. The exhibition gives visitors a unique opportunity to view Lord Ashcroft’s collection of bravery awards to elite forces such as the SAS which he has been assembling over the past two decades. Pieces from Baron Bruno Schroder’s collection include a magnificent selection of silver, bronzes, maiolica and snuff boxes. Taittinger , one of the few remaining family-owned champagne houses, is once again sponsoring the champagne bar. Named sparkling Winemaker of the Year in the International Wine Challenge 2006, they are renowned for the elegance, delicacy and finesse of their champagnes. Crimestoppers. Crimestoppers is an independent charity helping to fight crime; they provide a twenty-four hour phone line so people can give information about crime anonymously.