LAPADA Arts & Antiques Fair, London 2018

    By Lavinia Dickson-Robinson

    Now in its 45th edition, and for a 10th time, LAPADA has created a Stylish pop up in the middle of Berkley Square.

    The Gloves.

    LAPADA is the largest association of art and antique dealers in the UK. For one week every year over 110 specialists come together for the annual LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair. The fair has always been known for showing the most prestigious and rare pieces. So what better place than the heart of Mayfair to display exquisite collections of painting, sculpture and divine jewellery together with a dazzling array of beautiful antiquities that you never thought you need but now you can’t live without? You know that saying I can resist everything but temptation? Well, this is very true of the LAPADA Arts & Antiquities Fair

    A preeminent exhibition of this kind needs an excelling executive team. Lord de Muley, who is chairman of LAPADA was pleased to announce in his chairman’s statement the appointment of Freya Simmons as CEO and Sophie Wood at Fair Manager. With 20 years experience between them, having worked at companies like Christie’s and Clarion among other, these two exceptional women are perfectly placed to continue the growing success and popularity of this incredible fair.

    George II, Japan Bureau Bookcase.
    Each year there are awards in certain categories:

    Best furniture went to Mackinnon Fine Furniture – Best Furniture
    Pair of George II Green Japanned Bureau Book case attributed to Giles Grendel England circa 1740

    Witney Antiques – Best Object
    Pair of Gloves – Leather, silk worked with silk and metal thread, spangles; long and short satin, knots and couching stitches, metal bobbin lace.

    The Linda Blackstone Gallery – Best Glass
    Meadow Bowl by Louise & Colin Hawkins – Hand Blown and Hand Sand Blasted, 2018

    Lucas Rarities – Best Object d’art
    Nightingale – A Cartier 19th Century songbird cage belonging to the late Jeanne Toussaint, Cartier’s head designer from 1933-1970. Movement by E. Flajoulot of Paris.

    Boccara – Best Textile/Best Stand
    Allegory of Time – wool tapestry hand-woven at Aubusson. “C Dodane” at bottom left and “Aubusson”at bottom right 350 x 270 cm Circa 1930.

    The Old Corkscrew – Best Silver
    Rare Victorian novelty silver sovereign case marked for London 1883 in the form of a Japanese Noh mask by Louis Dee.

    Ellison Fine Art – Best Fine Art
    Portrait miniature of William Holman Hunt by Edward Robert Hughes after 1905.

    VDK Jewels
    A demi-parure comprising a necklace and earring in yellow gold embellished with pearls and diamonds by Ferdinando Sandi, Padova 1972.

    Honourable Silver Objects – Special Mention.
    So, if you only manage to get to one Art Fair this season, let it be this one. It is an Aladdin’s cave of wonder and beauty!

     

    www.lapada.org

     

    • Show Comments

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    comment *

    • name *

    • email *

    • website *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    Ads

    ads

    You May Also Like

    JACK BOND, Film Director

    Controversial, inspirational and always charismatic, at eighty years of age, legendary film director Jack ...

    The Collection of Paul F. Walter

    New York – Christie’s announces The Collection of Paul F. Walter will be auctioned ...

    Clare Balding OBE

    Winner of the BAFTA Special Award and RTS Presenter of the Year Award for ...

    Where Whicker Went

    Fifty years on from his award-winning documentary Black Sheep, Simon de Burton profiles the ...

    Mouna Rebeiz

    A Rebel with a Cause This past summer, French Lebanese artist Mouna Rebeiz exhibited ...

    Roads of Arabia

    Archaeological Treasures of Saudi Arabia, Louvre Abu Dhabi Until February 16th 2019   This ...

    The Pre-Raphaelite Sisters

    Have you ever wondered who wrote the Words to In a Bleak Midwinter, one ...

    Mark Dziewulski, Layers Of Self

    An internationally renowned architect, Mark Dziewulski received a Masters of Arts degree from Cambridge University, ...

    #AudreyAtChristies

    London – Christie’s flagship live and online auctions of the Personal Collection of Audrey ...