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WELCOME TO THE LAPADA ART & ANTIQUES FAIR:

Since its inception in 2009, the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair has grown to become a foremost international showcase for art and antiques, as well as one of the most prestigious events on the London social calendar.

It’s one of only two yearly events to grace the beautiful Berkeley Square. At the heart of the modern, cosmopolitan city yet steeped in historical resonance, the location could not be more fitting.

100 exhibitors present work from across the art, antiques, design and decorative arts spectrum. Including jewellery, furniture, carpets, tapestries, antiquities, clocks, ceramics, silver and fine art, authenticity is assured thanks to a 70-member specialist committee pre-vetting everything on sale.

With prices ranging from £500 to £500,000 and above, sought-after pieces appeal to both the established collector and first-time buyer alike. A unique stage that welcomes visitors from across the world, the fair blends eclecticism, artistry and hospitality in perfect measure. An esteemed occasion, and a door to an intriguing world.

 

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LAPADA MAKES A MAGNIFICENT RETURN TO BERKELEY SQUARE

 

Antiques News & Fairs - LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair

London, 3 October 2023: LAPADA’s Berkeley Square Fair heralded the start of London’s art month with a triumphant return to its Mayfair home.  After a three-year hiatus, the organisers’ patience paid off with higher visitor numbers and prominent sales proving demand in the capital for high quality art, antiques and design. 

The opening night saw more than 3,000 visitors enjoy the Gusbourne reception, an increase of 30 per cent on LAPADA’s 2019 edition. Amongst those reporting early sales was Macconnal-Mason Gallery (stand B3), who sold several paintings on the preview evening totaling more than £500,000, including a work by L.S. Lowry.

 

Paintings

South African based The Old Corkscrew (stand A52) sold a painting by the French artist, Jacqueline Marval (asking price £38,000) to the family who had owned it 34 years previously and who always regretted selling it and were thrilled to rediscover it.  Those selling to institutions included The Parker Gallery (stand B37) which sold an important work by Dutch artist, Adriaen van Diest, the Classical landscape with figures bathing was acquired by a museum.

Amongst the contemporary works, Gillian Jason Gallery sold two works by Jenya Datsko including ‘Two minutes to midnight’, which was the centerpiece of the fair’s Berkeley Square Collective space, curated by the celebrated interior design duo, Maddux Creative.  JGM Gallery, specialists in Aboriginal art, sold Minamina Dreaming – Minamina Juk  by Kitty Napanangka Simon.

Yorkshire-based artist, Steve Winterburn (stand B39 & B40), who was live sculpting on (booth B39 & B40) throughout the fair sold two works early on, The Hunt Begins and Wisdom both with five figure asking prices.

Antiques News & Fairs - LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair

‘Two minutes to midnight’by Jenya Datsko dold by Gillian Jason Gallery

Furniture

Long time LAPADA member, Butchoff Antiques (stand B48) made several sales of both furniture and paintings including a Gothic centre table that features as the cover image for Christopher Payne’s new book English Furniture 1820-1920: The Luxury Market.  Japanese armour specialist, David Thatcher (stand A36) sold a very rare set of Uroku-dô Gusoku samurai armour with an asking price of £90,000.

Jeroen Markies Art Deco (stand A3) enjoyed a buoyant fair selling several pieces including a nest of three walnut veneered tables, a pair of Art Deco early cloud design lounge chairs by Harry and Lou Epstein, a mid-20th century mantel clock by Jaeger LeCoultre complete with its original box, and an early Fuji Meibo pair of chrome and brass binoculars and a wood and chromed metal stand. 

Antiques News & Fairs - LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair

A pair of Art Deco Early Cloud design lounge chairs by Harry & Lou Epstein. Burr Walnut
wraparound veneers with olive green leather re-upholstery sold by Jeroen Markies Art Deco.

Jewellery

First time exhibitors, Facet & Fable (stand B59), sold an 1880 old cut diamond brooch of a floral design kept in its original box.  Long time exhibitor, Anthea AG (stand B51) sold two pieces of diamond jewellery to a visitor from Kuwait who had travelled to London especially for the fair.  Timewise Vintage Watches (stand A34) reported sales of over 10 pieces including several ladies dress bracelet watches by Piaget and Omega as well as a Patek Philippe 1951 watch for £17,500. 

 

Works of art

The Chinese art specialist and first time LAPADA exhibitor, Michael Goedhuis (B58), sold Peacock Pearl and Jade D, 2015 by Wei Ligang for a reported £85,000 to a midwestern museum in the US.  Another new exhibitor, N&I Franklin (stand B6), sold an important pair of Regency magnum wine coasters to a private collector for a five figure sum whilst The Peartree Collection (stand B53) sold one of only two known 1906 silver “spaceship” inkwells for a five-figure amount which had originally been sold by Liberty as part of its Cymric silver range.   A further important sale was an exceptional Nelson and Edith Dawson silver and enamel casket from the British Arts and Crafts movement, also for a five-figure sum.

The fair’s award winners for best object were chosen by the illustrious Selection Committee, a group of invited curators, designers and tastemakers.  These included a Gallé vase made as a tribute to the Battle of Hartmannswillerkopf 1916 presented by M&D Moir; Laura Knight’s Portrait of a Lady presented by Karen Taylor Fine Art; Trophy (flight) by Barbara Hepworth presented by Alan Wheatley Art; a 19th century specimen wood centre table presented by Lennox Cato Antiques; a Charles Ashbee silver claret jug with original Powell glass presented by The Peartree Collection; a late Elizabethan/early Stuart folio cover presented by Witney Antiques; and a Boucheron emerald pendant presented by Sandra Cronan.  The award for best stand went to Michael Lipitch whilst the Seek Unique Award for Innovation was presented to David Thatcher Samurai Art.

Antiques News & Fairs - LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair

The elegant setting among the trees of Berkeley Square, majestically incorporated into the fair design, was elevated by striking autumnal displays by floristry partner, Pulbrook & Gould.  Fair sponsors, The Royal Mint, presented a collection of jewellery made of reclaimed precious metals from x-rays and circuit boards, selling the entire week’s stock on the opening day.

High rolling corporate guests were in abundance with headline sponsors, Investec, hosting 400 guests on the second evening and others including Serpentine Patrons, Coutts and Tate Patrons bringing in groups of collectors.  Amongst those spotted browsing the 70+ booths were Sir Stuart Rose, curators from The Wallace Collection, Rothschild Foundation and Houses of Parliament, and myriad interior designers including Shalini Hinduja, fresh from the OWO opening, Maddux Creative, James Mackie, Rita Konig and Louise Bradley.

Antiques News & Fairs - LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair

Jewellery specialist, Sandra Cronan, was impressed by her first experience of showing at the fair commenting, “There was a fantastic turnout of visitors, and we met both new international clients and returning ones.”

Summing up the week, LAPADA CEO, Freya Simms, added, “We are buoyed by our exhibitors’ success and very happy with the numbers and quality of visitors who attended the fair.  It was always a risk to take longer to return, but this week has proved it was the right decision to come back slower, but stronger.  We have always sought to promote the joy of collecting, providing a platform for our members and exhibitors to share their deep knowledge of craftsmanship and heritage with the public.  I think we can confidently say we achieved that aim.”

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Posted: 24 October 2023

 




Antiques News & Fairs - LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair

A selection of exhibits at the LAPADA FIRSTS

 

Posted: 9 March 2021

 




MEET LAPADA MEMBER FREYA MITTON

LAPADA in conversation with LAPADA member Freya Mitton, a specialist dealer in 20th century British art. Find out how she got into dealing, why she loves 20th century art, and take a look at some of her newest stock.

 

Posted: 4 March 2021

 

 




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Antiques News & Fairs - LAPADA London Art & Antiques Fair 

LAPADA London Art & Antiques Fair

 

 Antiques News & Fairs - LAPADA London Art & Antiques Fair

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