The LAPADA (The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers) Art and Antiques Fair, one of London’s most prestigious annual art and antiques events, returns to the historic heart of London, staged within the leafy surroundings of Mayfair’s Berkeley Square. Over the past six years, the LAPADA Fair has become known as a “one stop shop” for the most sought after works from trusted LAPADA members. Prices of artworks range from £500 to £500,000 and above, so the Fair’s annual 20,000 visitors can include first time buyers as well as the most discerning of collectors.
LAPADA Art and Antiques Fair is a rare chance to source and buy fine art and antiques from over 100 dealers and experts in their field. Exquisite works including furniture, jewellery, carpets, tapestries, antiquities, clocks, ceramics, silver and fine art travel from all over the world, each piece having been pre-vetted by a committee of fifty specialists for quality and authenticity before being accepted into the Fair.
LAPADA itself is the largest society of professional art and antiques dealers in the UK, having been established in 1974 and now boasting 600 worldwide members. With its strict Code of Practice, the Association focuses upon allowing clients reassurance when purchasing from a LAPADA member.
This year, visitors to the sixth annual LAPADA Fair will not only be able to enjoy stunning pieces of art, furniture and design, but will also have the opportunity to take afternoon tea, lunch or dinner in the Fair’s spacious Brasserie which offers a bird’s eye view of Berkeley Square. Alternatively, guests can also visit a pop-up installed by Mayfair bar, Phileas Fogg. Fogg’s staff, cocktail menu and humble abode – consisting of first edition books, antique globes, Persian rugs and even a taxidermy badger – will be located on the ground floor of the arts Fair, offering busy collectors a restorative tipple to ready them for a few more hours of perusing the Fair’s finery.
LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair 24-28 September, Berkeley Square, London W1J 6EB www.lapada.org
1.0121-1110=1130615 by Lee Jaehyo, Wood (juniper), 74 x 96 x 70 cm from Albemarle Gallery
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