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The Chelsea Antiques Fair - 21– 26 September 2021

Cannon

Hatchwell Antiques - A pair of Danish bronze falconet one pounder cannons, which were certainly made by the Gamst foundry, Copenhagen, in 1808.
Produced after the Royal Navy removed the munitions from the Copenhagen naval arsenal in 1807 after the Bombardment of Copenhagen. In
response to this Danish Navy needed to rebuild its naval defences, and such cannon were made by the Danish gun foundry in Frederiksværkj, and the Gamst
foundry, København. Gamst was the only private foundry capable of producing such armament. This is described in the book: Danish artillery during the Napoleonic
age, by the Danish Royal Arsenal Museum.

 

Event: The Chelsea Antiques Fair
Organiser: 2Covet
Venue: Chelsea Old Town Hall, King's Road, London, SW3 5EE
Date: 21 – 26 September 2021
 
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Chairs 4

Hatchwell Antiques - A superb set of four carved mahogany armchairs, the design attributed to Johan Rohde, made by Rad.
Rasmussen of Copenhagen, for the Hafnia insurance company. Circa 1900.

ABOUT THIS FAIR:

Chelsea Antiques Fair Relaunched for 70-Year Celebration 

The famous Chelsea Antiques Fair celebrates 70 years as the UK’s longest-running antiques fair when it returns to the Chelsea Old Town Hall from 21–26 September 2021.

New owners of the fair, the prestigious 2Covet marketplace, a destination site which has entranced connoisseurs and collectors since its launch just 2 years ago, have created a buzz of excitement around this perfectly located event in the heart of London's Chelsea. Following the story with keen interest, an elite line up of exhibitors across a number of specialties have signed up to show in September.  

The founders of 2Covet have secured the expert Sophie Wood, ex LAPADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair, as fair organiser, who tells ANF: "The highly-respected dealers Charles Wallrock and Steve Sly with Fair Director Zara Rowe have acquired the fair from Caroline Penman who, after organising some 65 Chelsea fairs, has decided it was time to hand over the baton to the next generation. Now, reinforced by the foundations of the 2Covet online marketplace, we will be relaunching the fair and adding a significant number of new dealers to the list of exhibitors. It’s very exciting to take the fair forward, but above all we promise visitors there will be a superb display of exhibits coming to the Chelsea Old Town Hall this September."

With a strong assembly of exhibitors the fair will seek to hark back to its roots in the 1960s and 70s when Chelsea Antiques Fair on the fashionable King’s Road was a special social occasion attracting the most discerning art and antiques afficionados from across London and the south of England.

Ewer

Philip Carrol - A fine and large Satsuma pottery sake ewer, painted by Ryozan Okamoto, for the Yasuda Company,
Meiji Period (1868 -1912).

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THIS FAIR:

Making their debut will be several leading specialist dealers. Hansord from Lincolnshire have more than 60 years’ experience in art and antiques and will be presenting a stand of fine period furniture, works of art, clocks and scientific instruments. They will be joined by Butchoff Antiques, the London dealers from Kensington Church Street and Palm Springs who specialise in the finest English, French and Italian furniture, mirrors, clocks, chandelier, paintings and objets d’art. Their many treasures include examples of the best in gilt and ormolu pieces by Europe’s foremost cabinetmakers.

Also new is Wick Antiques, established by Charles Wallrock (now a co-owner of the Chelsea Fair) in the 1980s, Wick Antiques provide English furniture with specialisms in rare and collectable globes, Japanese bronzes and maritime collector’s items.

Sure to be presenting an arresting display will be Fileman Antiques from West Sussex. Established in the 1890’s, the fifth generation of family dealers will be showing the finest eighteenth and nineteenth century chandeliers, wall lights, candelabras,
candle lustres and glass objects from the most influential and well-known makers and designers.

The second co-owner of the Chelsea Fair is Steve Sly, the specialist in Meiji period Japanese works of art (1868-1912), again making his debut at Chelsea Old Town Hall. As Steve explains, Japanese artisans produced some of the very finest pieces ever made, whether in metalwork, enamel, ceramics, lacquer or any other medium.

Hatchwell Antiques from the King’s Road will be specialising in antique and vintage telescopes and binoculars, maritime models, scientific instruments and aeronautical design together with English and Continental period furniture.

From Southport, Connecticut, David Brooker Fine Art will be showing English and European paintings.

Santos from London, well known for their fine stock of Chinese porcelain from the 15th to 19th centuries, are also making their debut. Since 2005 Varela Santos has also been working with an international team to complete the definitive work on Chinese porcelain ordered by the Portuguese market since the early days of 1520’s until the end of the Qing dynasty in 1911. Four of the five volumes have been published with the title Portugal in Porcelain from China: 500 years of trade by A. Varela Santos.

Midlands dealer Andrew Muir joins the fair in partnership with James Miles. Together they will be showing the finest decorative arts from 1880-1980, including furniture, lighting, ceramics, paintings, sculpture and a wide range of the very rarest pieces of Clarice Cliff for which Andrew Muir is especially well known. They promise privately sourced and previously unseen pieces from C.R. Ashbee, C. F. A. Voysey, Arthur Simpson, Alan Peters, Liberty & Co, William de Morgan, John Ward and the Birmingham Guild of Handicraft.

Martyn Downer from Cambridge specialises in extremely rare and important historical jewels, objects and artefacts and promises a number of highly interesting pieces. Martyn will also be promoting My Family Silver, the family crest and heirloom finding website which he founded.

Specialising in fine objets d’art, especially superb boxes of every design and usage, will be Mark Goodger Antiques. Well-known clock specialist and Antiques Roadshow expert Richard Price joins the fair, showing a range of pieces most notably fine French Louis XVI and Empire examples.

Also with timepieces will be Timewise Vintage Watches who specialise in vintage watches from high-end manufacturers, including Rolex, Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin. Timewise also stock military timepieces from the German and British Armed Forces.

Returning exhibitors include Mary Cooke Antiques, showing fine English silver and Morgan Strickland Decorative Arts with fine pieces of Liberty metalwork, Archibald Knox and an extensive range of Jugendstil, Secession and Darmstadt, Wiener Werkstatte, WMF, Kayserzinn, Osiris and Art Glass.

Regular visitors will also welcome T.Robert with jewellery and fine silver, The Hunt Gallery from Sandwich showcasing the work of artist Michal Hunt; Philip Carroll, with fine and rare porcelain; and Brian Watson Antique Glass specialising in English pieces and 18th to 20th century Bohemian, German and French glass.

Details of further developments at Chelsea Antiques Fair will be announced shortly.

Spa Tea Caddy

Mark Goodger Antiques - A rare simulated pine painted Belgian Spa tea caddy. Decorated with paintings depicting famous
spa towns. Circa 1770. Priced at £2200.

Walnut Games Box

Mark Goodger Antiques - A Betjemann Feathered Walnut games compendium with brass straps and mounts with tigers
eye agates. Circa 1880. Priced at £5850.

 

TICKET INFO:

Admission £10.00 (Admits 2) 

Collectors Preview Monday 20th September. 2pm-8pm; Evening Reception Monday 20th September 6pm-8pm (Drinks with waiter service).
Both admission by Invitation Only.

For information, exhibitor details and Chelsea Fair history visit Chelsea Antiques Fair

 

Visit;

ANF Calendar for future fair dates

Fairs + Dealers to read more about 2Covet

 

Cover Image: Philip Carrol - A fine and large Satsuma pottery sake ewer, painted by Ryozan Okamoto, for the Yasuda Company, Meiji Period (1868 -1912).

 



ANF News

The Chelsea Antiques Fair - 21– 26 September 2021

Cannon

Hatchwell Antiques - A pair of Danish bronze falconet one pounder cannons, which were certainly made by the Gamst foundry, Copenhagen, in 1808.
Produced after the Royal Navy removed the munitions from the Copenhagen naval arsenal in 1807 after the Bombardment of Copenhagen. In
response to this Danish Navy needed to rebuild its naval defences, and such cannon were made by the Danish gun foundry in Frederiksværkj, and the Gamst
foundry, København. Gamst was the only private foundry capable of producing such armament. This is described in the book: Danish artillery during the Napoleonic
age, by the Danish Royal Arsenal Museum.

 

Event: The Chelsea Antiques Fair
Organiser: 2Covet
Venue: Chelsea Old Town Hall, King's Road, London, SW3 5EE
Date: 21 – 26 September 2021
 
FOLLOW THIS ORGANISER:
 
facebook  Insta  

 

Chairs 4

Hatchwell Antiques - A superb set of four carved mahogany armchairs, the design attributed to Johan Rohde, made by Rad.
Rasmussen of Copenhagen, for the Hafnia insurance company. Circa 1900.

ABOUT THIS FAIR:

Chelsea Antiques Fair Relaunched for 70-Year Celebration 

The famous Chelsea Antiques Fair celebrates 70 years as the UK’s longest-running antiques fair when it returns to the Chelsea Old Town Hall from 21–26 September 2021.

New owners of the fair, the prestigious 2Covet marketplace, a destination site which has entranced connoisseurs and collectors since its launch just 2 years ago, have created a buzz of excitement around this perfectly located event in the heart of London's Chelsea. Following the story with keen interest, an elite line up of exhibitors across a number of specialties have signed up to show in September.  

The founders of 2Covet have secured the expert Sophie Wood, ex LAPADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair, as fair organiser, who tells ANF: "The highly-respected dealers Charles Wallrock and Steve Sly with Fair Director Zara Rowe have acquired the fair from Caroline Penman who, after organising some 65 Chelsea fairs, has decided it was time to hand over the baton to the next generation. Now, reinforced by the foundations of the 2Covet online marketplace, we will be relaunching the fair and adding a significant number of new dealers to the list of exhibitors. It’s very exciting to take the fair forward, but above all we promise visitors there will be a superb display of exhibits coming to the Chelsea Old Town Hall this September."

With a strong assembly of exhibitors the fair will seek to hark back to its roots in the 1960s and 70s when Chelsea Antiques Fair on the fashionable King’s Road was a special social occasion attracting the most discerning art and antiques afficionados from across London and the south of England.

Ewer

Philip Carrol - A fine and large Satsuma pottery sake ewer, painted by Ryozan Okamoto, for the Yasuda Company,
Meiji Period (1868 -1912).

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THIS FAIR:

Making their debut will be several leading specialist dealers. Hansord from Lincolnshire have more than 60 years’ experience in art and antiques and will be presenting a stand of fine period furniture, works of art, clocks and scientific instruments. They will be joined by Butchoff Antiques, the London dealers from Kensington Church Street and Palm Springs who specialise in the finest English, French and Italian furniture, mirrors, clocks, chandelier, paintings and objets d’art. Their many treasures include examples of the best in gilt and ormolu pieces by Europe’s foremost cabinetmakers.

Also new is Wick Antiques, established by Charles Wallrock (now a co-owner of the Chelsea Fair) in the 1980s, Wick Antiques provide English furniture with specialisms in rare and collectable globes, Japanese bronzes and maritime collector’s items.

Sure to be presenting an arresting display will be Fileman Antiques from West Sussex. Established in the 1890’s, the fifth generation of family dealers will be showing the finest eighteenth and nineteenth century chandeliers, wall lights, candelabras,
candle lustres and glass objects from the most influential and well-known makers and designers.

The second co-owner of the Chelsea Fair is Steve Sly, the specialist in Meiji period Japanese works of art (1868-1912), again making his debut at Chelsea Old Town Hall. As Steve explains, Japanese artisans produced some of the very finest pieces ever made, whether in metalwork, enamel, ceramics, lacquer or any other medium.

Hatchwell Antiques from the King’s Road will be specialising in antique and vintage telescopes and binoculars, maritime models, scientific instruments and aeronautical design together with English and Continental period furniture.

From Southport, Connecticut, David Brooker Fine Art will be showing English and European paintings.

Santos from London, well known for their fine stock of Chinese porcelain from the 15th to 19th centuries, are also making their debut. Since 2005 Varela Santos has also been working with an international team to complete the definitive work on Chinese porcelain ordered by the Portuguese market since the early days of 1520’s until the end of the Qing dynasty in 1911. Four of the five volumes have been published with the title Portugal in Porcelain from China: 500 years of trade by A. Varela Santos.

Midlands dealer Andrew Muir joins the fair in partnership with James Miles. Together they will be showing the finest decorative arts from 1880-1980, including furniture, lighting, ceramics, paintings, sculpture and a wide range of the very rarest pieces of Clarice Cliff for which Andrew Muir is especially well known. They promise privately sourced and previously unseen pieces from C.R. Ashbee, C. F. A. Voysey, Arthur Simpson, Alan Peters, Liberty & Co, William de Morgan, John Ward and the Birmingham Guild of Handicraft.

Martyn Downer from Cambridge specialises in extremely rare and important historical jewels, objects and artefacts and promises a number of highly interesting pieces. Martyn will also be promoting My Family Silver, the family crest and heirloom finding website which he founded.

Specialising in fine objets d’art, especially superb boxes of every design and usage, will be Mark Goodger Antiques. Well-known clock specialist and Antiques Roadshow expert Richard Price joins the fair, showing a range of pieces most notably fine French Louis XVI and Empire examples.

Also with timepieces will be Timewise Vintage Watches who specialise in vintage watches from high-end manufacturers, including Rolex, Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin. Timewise also stock military timepieces from the German and British Armed Forces.

Returning exhibitors include Mary Cooke Antiques, showing fine English silver and Morgan Strickland Decorative Arts with fine pieces of Liberty metalwork, Archibald Knox and an extensive range of Jugendstil, Secession and Darmstadt, Wiener Werkstatte, WMF, Kayserzinn, Osiris and Art Glass.

Regular visitors will also welcome T.Robert with jewellery and fine silver, The Hunt Gallery from Sandwich showcasing the work of artist Michal Hunt; Philip Carroll, with fine and rare porcelain; and Brian Watson Antique Glass specialising in English pieces and 18th to 20th century Bohemian, German and French glass.

Details of further developments at Chelsea Antiques Fair will be announced shortly.

Spa Tea Caddy

Mark Goodger Antiques - A rare simulated pine painted Belgian Spa tea caddy. Decorated with paintings depicting famous
spa towns. Circa 1770. Priced at £2200.

Walnut Games Box

Mark Goodger Antiques - A Betjemann Feathered Walnut games compendium with brass straps and mounts with tigers
eye agates. Circa 1880. Priced at £5850.

 

TICKET INFO:

Admission £10.00 (Admits 2) 

Collectors Preview Monday 20th September. 2pm-8pm; Evening Reception Monday 20th September 6pm-8pm (Drinks with waiter service).
Both admission by Invitation Only.

For information, exhibitor details and Chelsea Fair history visit Chelsea Antiques Fair

 

Visit;

ANF Calendar for future fair dates

Fairs + Dealers to read more about 2Covet

 

Cover Image: Philip Carrol - A fine and large Satsuma pottery sake ewer, painted by Ryozan Okamoto, for the Yasuda Company, Meiji Period (1868 -1912).