The seventh LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair, a foremost international showcase for art, antiques, design and decorative arts in UK, returns to the exquisite surrounds of Berkeley Square from 22nd to 27th September 2015.Sponsored by Delancey, the 2015 edition of the Fair has been extended by a day in response to demand following last year’s event, which welcomed 20,000 collectors and visitors in over five days. Over 100 distinguished exhibitors have offered a wide spectrum of exceptional works in a breadth of disciplines, including furniture, jewellery, carpets, tapestries, antiquities, clocks, ceramics, silver and fine art, leaving visitors spoilt for choice.With prices ranging from £500 to over £500,000, seasoned collectors and first time buyers alike have the chance to procure some of the world’s most exceptional pieces, while being safe in the knowledge that every item offered for sale has been carefully vetted by a 70-member specialist committee prior to the Fair’s opening.New Dealers Visitors to this year’s Fair are able to peruse works from new dealers including Anderson Wallrock Nautical, ArtAncient, Arthistorical Ltd, Bell and Bird, Catto Gallery, Clive Loveless – ‘Primal Art’, Darnley Fine Art, De Parma, Goodman Fine Art, Hayloft Design, Horton London, Howard Walwyn, Isherwood Fine Art Ltd, JH Bourdon-Smith Ltd, Matthew Holder, Morgan Strickland Decorative Arts Ltd, Shapero Modern, Davis-Kielar Works of Art & Interior Decoration, Anthony Fell Antiques & Works of Art, The Old Corkscrew, Anthony James & Son Ltd, Julian Simon Fine Art Ltd, Rowles Fine Art, Saunders Fine Art and Woodham-Smith Ltd.They are joined by returning dealers, including Beaux Arts London, Anthony Green Antiques, Witney Antiques and Philip Mould Portrait Miniatures, who saw great success and excellent sales last year.Talks Programme LAPADA has extended its talks programme this year to reflect the variety of disciplines offered by its 108 distinguished participating dealers. In an exciting first, the University of Oxford’s award-winning Ashmolean Museum is the LAPADA Fair’s Cultural Partner. Dr Catherine Whistler, Keeper of the Department of Western Art and curator for Italian and Spanish paintings; drawings and prints; French art before 1800; textiles, will deliver the Fair’s Headline Lecture on 25th September, offering important curatorial insights into the Ashmolean’s forthcoming exhibition, Titian to Canaletto Drawing in Venice, which runs from 15th October 2015 until 10th January 2016.In addition to the Ashmolean Museum lecture, visitors can gain insight on topics such as the future areas of jewellery collecting, illuminating artwork, as well as what it takes to build a modern British and Contemporary Art collection.Daily highlight tours of the Fair embark from the entrance at 4pm.
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