Visitors to the forthcoming BADA Fair at the Duke of York Square in Chelsea from March 14 to 20 will have the chance to ‘Experience a Century of the Exceptional’, viewing more than 5,000 objects from 100 of the UK’s foremost dealers in art, design and antiques.
Free entry to Fair
And you can gain complimentary access to the event for two with our Antique Collecting – BADA 2018 e-ticket – just click on the link to download your ticket.
To mark its 100th anniversary, BADA will showcase items that draw inspiration from the rich depth and calibre of its members’ objects.
BADA has partnered with two leading designers, Joanna Wood and Paolo Moschino, to create a series of contemporary living spaces incorporating key items from its members’ collections, which aims to establish the role of fine art and antiques in a contemporary context.
New BADA members
In addition to celebrating its heritage, BADA 2018 will also observe its commitment to encouraging emerging talent and growth within the industry.
They will welcome a number of new BADA members, exhibiting at the event for the first time, including The Peartree Collection, specialists in silver and jewellery from the Arts and Crafts movement; Karen Taylor Fine Art, who specialises in British drawings, watercolours and paintings; fine Art Deco jewellery specialists Licht & Morrison Ltd, and Tom Rooth Fine Art, who specialise in British and European Art from the 18th century to the present day.
Art from all ages
Traditional, modern and contemporary art will once again be strongly represented at the fair, with exhibitors including Alan Wheatley Art, Trinity House Paintings, Walker Galleries, John Adams Fine Art, Long and Ryle and Rountree Tryon Galleries, catering for every taste from Old Masters and early English oils to 20th century artists including Hoyland, Piper and Venard.
BADA 2018 will also offer plenty of options for lovers of fine furniture with Godson & Coles, Anthony James & Son, Frank Partridge, Thomas Coulborn & Sons and Lennox Cato exhibiting displays of the very finest British and Continental furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Sparking array of Jewellery
Many of the UK’s finest antique jewellery dealers will be exhibiting at the Fair, including Sandra Cronan Ltd, Anthea A G Antiques, Nigel Norman Fine Jewels, Howards of Stratford Ltd, Spicer Warin Ltd, Wimpole Antiques and Grey Harris & Co. The exhibitors will offer a sparkling array of fine and rare antique pieces from the 17th to the 20th century, including signed items from many of the important jewellery houses.
As well as celebrating the very best in fine art, fine furniture and antiques, BADA 2018 will also host a broad range of exhibitors specialising in modern and contemporary design, interiors and fashion.
These include Holly Johnson Antiques, who specialise in French Art Deco and Italian mid-century designers such as Leleu, Ruhlmann, Ponti and Fornasetti; and Gray M.C.A, leading specialists in fashion illustration from the post war to the present day.
Additional exhibitors with a focus on modern and 20th century works include Jeroen Markies who specialises in Art Deco furniture, sculpture and glass, by notable makers including Epstien, Heal’s of London and Lalique; Jonathan Cooper who deals in 20th century and contemporary art with a focus on representational, botanical and wildlife art; and Nigel Milne (Antique Jewellery) who specialises in signed jewels from the great French, Italian and American houses of the 1930s-1970s.
Spectrum of specialists
Other specialisms well represented at BADA 2018 include porcelain and ceramics, textiles and carpets, silver and metalware, clocks, watches and scientific instruments, glass, lighting, arms and armour, sculpture, Asian and oriental art, and antique boxes. Every object on display at BADA 2018 is individually vetted for quality and authenticity by BADA’s Vetting Committee of industry leading experts.