For the eighth year running, the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair is back in London. With dates ranging from the 15th–20th of September, take a chance to write it in your diary, and get your ticket today. In this article, we will be discussing the renowned fair in more detail, including a brief history, and a couple of the exhibitors that we highly recommend you checking out this September.
First opening in 2009, the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair has quickly grown and developed into the international showcase that it today. As one of the most prestigious events of the London social calendar, you really don’t want to miss it this year. Taking place in the historical Berkeley Square, the Art and Antique’s fair is one of just two yearly events take place in this beautiful location. Each year, 100 exhibitors take the chance to present their work, including but not limited to: art, antiques, design and decorative arts spectrum. Including jewellery, furniture, carpets, tapestries, antiquities, clocks, ceramics, silver and fine art; the LAPADA Fair has everything you could possibly wish to peruse over. Boasting a 70 member committee to complete pre-vetting checks on everything for sale, you can rest assured that you won’t get any nasty surprises. Prices start at an average of £500 and then range to £500,000 upwards, there is something to suit everyone, regardless whether you’re a first-time buyer or an established collector.
Born in 1974, LAPADA is the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers; with a membership of over 550 members, today it is the biggest association of professional art and antique’s dealers in the whole of the UK. Although the association is based in the United Kingdom, LAPADA currently has 50 members in a range of other countries – 16 different ones to be exact. Only available to those who meet the correct requirements, you will only find yourself getting accepted into the association if you have an amount of incredible experience, amazing quality stock, and a wealth of knowledge in your profession. After introducing a Code of Practice, LAPADA became the first antique’s trade association that the public could trust with absolute certainty, with the knowledge that anything purchased from a member of the association would be exactly what it said on the box. In addition to the strict Code of Practice, all art and antique’s dealers must comply with the consumer protection laws, so you can rest assured that everything written on the product, including the price, is one hundred percent clear.
Anthea A G Antiques opened their first shop Grays Antique Centre, London in 1980, but exhibits internationally in locations including Miami and The Olympia Fine Art and Antiques Fair. Specialising in Victorian and early 20th-century jewellery, Anthea has developed a renowned reputation as a specialist in what she does.
Originally trained to be a teacher, Anthea realised quite early on that working with antiques would be her far more pleasure in life. After growing up with her mother, who was an avid antique collector, Anthea’s interest in jewellery started from a young age, but as she grew up she made the conscious decision to go forward with her teaching career, before starting up the company she is so rightfully passionate about today.
Run by Anthea Gesua herself, Anthea A G Antiques deal specifically in gem set jewellery ranging from the 19th to the 21st centuries, boasting a wide selection of signed pieces from some of the most important jewel houses. In addition to the traditional period rings and earrings, they also stock a wide selection of more sought after items such as ladies diamond watches, and men’s cufflinks.
Exhibiting at some of the most popular fairs including Olympia, the BADA Fair, and of course here at LAPADA, she has become a well-renowned competitor in the world of antique jewellery today.
Established for over 35 years, John Joseph are members of LAPADA and the BADA (British Antique Dealers Association). Gorgeous pieces of traditional jewellery will be up for grabs from a range of different eras including Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, Deco Circa and Art Nouveau. All articles that John Joseph stock are genuine, boasting natural, untreated stones. With single, three and fives stone engagement rings on offer, if you’re thinking of tying the knot then why not come and check out the mesmerising John Joseph collection this September.
in 2014, Suzanne Lauder took over the Moira Fine Jewellery family business, after working for the well-respected company for over 30 years. Together with her brother Simon, she has built the beautiful antique jewellery collection they hold today, exhibiting in places such as New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and now here with us in Europe, at the LAPADA Art and Antiques Fair. With a fine collection of antique gemstone jewellery, spanning from vintage ranges from the twentieth century to more modern collections from the 1950’s. Moira offers a wide collection of different types of jewellery, from a selection of vintage engagement rings to handsome antique cufflinks and signet rings, designed for the gentlemen.
Renowned nationwide for its elegance of design, Moria Fine Jewellery is definitely one to come and peruse over at the LAPADA Art and Antiques Fair 2017.
Things to know…
14th September: 3pm – 8.30pm
15th September: 11am – 8pm
16th September: 11am – 7pm
17th September: 11am – 7pm
18th September: 11am – 8pm
19th September: 11am – 8pm
20th September: 11am – 7pm
General Admission: £25.00*
Collectors Preview: £65.00*
Dining at LAPADA
Located on the first floor, The LAPADA Brasserie and Café will be serving lunches and dinner, including a selection of award-winning wines and fine teas. Dining preferences for disables visitors can be accommodated in the ground floor cafe.
With all this on offer, we highly guarantee you check out the LAPADA Art and Antiques Fair this September. Whether you go with a friend, or you peruse alone, we encourage you to book your ticket today to avoid disappointment.