MARCH 2017 Exhibitors will include
A. and J. Antiques Ashleight House Fine Art
Bagshawe Fine Art Barclay Samson Posters
Baron Fine Art Paul Bennett Silver
Eastdale Silver Jill Gosling Porcelain
Jeanette Hayhurst Hickmet Fine Arts
Richard Hoppe Glass & Tiles Jupiter Ceramics
Wayne Long Interiors Markov Jewells & glass
M & D Moir Glass Morgan Srickland Decorative Arts
Muse the Sculpture Co. Pars Rug Gallery
Petersfield Bookshop Plaza Jewellery
Gemma Redmond Vintage T. Tobert Jewels & Virtu
Shapiro & Co jewels & virtu. John Sheppard Fine Art
C Stoddart Scott ceramics Santiago Ventura Real
Roger de Ville Pottery Welbourne Fine Art
Mary Wise Antiques.
The Chelsea Antiques Fair returns now as an ANNUAL event, co-inciding with the BADA Fair just half a mile away. Many collectors, lovers of fine art and interior decorators enjoy the ability to take in 2 shows on the same day, so the co-incidence is planned for convenience. The BADA Fair opens at 11am on the Wednsday, and we follow at Noon.
Established in 1950, Chelsea used to be the highlight of the social season, alongside te Chelsea Flower Show. It has been the springboard for many major dealers who have gone on to famous Grosvenor House, Maastricht and more recently, Masterpiece Fairs - they are now leading lights in the antiques world, such as Robert Young, Wakelin & Linfield and Witney Antiques.
As the most economic of the major London Fairs, Chelsea draws to London many provincial dealers who could otherwise not afford the costs of a London event. Thus prices are always reasonable at Chelsea, and there is a chance to discover some unrecognised treasure!
Vetting is the prime factor in the maintenance of fine quality, authenticity and condition of all exhibits, which also have to bear fully descriptive price labels. Exhibitors too are vetted for their knowledge, selectivity and integrity.
The magnificent main Hall in the Old Town Hall adds grandieur, while its size contributes to the intimate and relaxed friendly atmosphere - where buyers and sellers of stylish furnishings and embellishments can enjoy discussing the fine objects on show - many of which will be going to admiring new owners in London, the provinces and indeed overseas.
Chelsea attracts many overseas visitors, who also enjoy the bustling and highly fashionable Kings Road, where there are many excellent shops and restaurants.