The LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair returns for its eighth year to the suitably breathtaking surrounds of Berkeley Square, Mayfair. Sponsored by Delancey, the LAPADA Fair offers an unmissable opportunity to source and buy some of the world’s most coveted works of art, antiques, design and decorative arts. This year, it will take place from Tuesday 13th September until Sunday 18th September 2016, marking the start of London’s fashionable Autumn art season.
Over 100 members of LAPADA the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers, all experts in their fields, will exhibit an exquisite range of works across an array of disciplines including jewellery, furniture, carpets, tapestries, antiquities, clocks, ceramics, silver and fine art. As approachable as they are knowledgeable, dealers are always pleased to share insights into the works they offer and their provenance.
With each exhibitor adhering to a strict Code of Practice and an expert committee of 70 specialists assigned the task of pre-vetting every piece individually, the absolute authenticity of all work can be relied upon. As a longstanding event in the art and antiques calendar the LAPADA Fair has continued to attract private collectors and interior designers from all over the world. The quality and diversity of pieces offered has resulted in consistently high attendance rates, with over 20,000 visitors in 2015. Showcasing works that range from £500 to £500,000, the fair appeals to the most distinguished of collectors as well as first-time buyers.
Mieka Sywak, Director of the LAPADA Fair, comments: “We are pleased to announce that exhibitor stands at the 2016 LAPADA Fair were sold out by May 2016. With four months to go until the LAPADA Fair, this is exceptionally early compared with previous years. This result reflects the hard work and commitment shown by the Association to ensure the Fair remains popular and relevant to buyers and collectors alike. Dealers, in every discipline, have ensured the works they offer are of exceptional quality and presented beautifully. As organisers we have focused our efforts in creating an inviting atmosphere for visitors and are grateful to our partners and sponsors who have supported us in this endeavor.”
With a total of 113 members taking part, the country’s most prestigious event in the art and antiques calendar welcomes a host of new dealers with exciting and original works to tempt visitors.
LAPADA the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers will be principally sponsored by the specialist real estate investment and advisory company, Delancey, for the third consecutive year. This year, through its charity evening, the Fair will be supporting The ARNI Institute, an organisation which provides support to stroke survivors around the UK. The Executive Committee for the event includes Lord Lingfield, Lord Chadlington, and broadcaster Andrew Marr.
Photos by Tom Mannion