|Chelsea Antiques Fair offers a Boutique style, of intimate elegance in the fine Old Town Hall, built in 1906 in 17th Century style. Small and relaxed, the 36 exhibitors are delighted to chat with visitors, impart their knowledge and discuss collecting in all its forms.
Standards are high, and Vetting plays a significant part in maintaining quality, authenticity and correct informative labels. Chelsea enjoys a high standards in vetting, with many outside experts drawin in to check the veracity of labels as well as the quality and authenticity of the pieces on show. Most of the exhibitors are members of BADA and / or LAPADA.
Since the demise of the Grosvenor House Antiques Fair, the Chelsea Antiques Fair is now the oldest Fair in Britain, and possibly the World! Chelsea Antiques Fair was established in 1950, and from 1951 to 1984 was run by Josephine Graham Ballin, establishing its fine reputation across the globe, and especially in the United States. From September 1984 to the present, Caroline Penman has been at the helm.
In July 2014, she was joined by 2 new Directors of Penman Fairs, Barbara Bell and Ben Cooper, bringing down the average age considerably!
|18th - 22nd March 2015
The March Fair will co-co-incide with the BADA Fair, just half a mile away. We open at 2pm on the Wednesday, so keen collectors can attend the opening of both fairs on the same day.
We are delighted to announce that the fair will be officially opened by Susan Hampshire OBE
The opening ceremony will be at 3pm Wednesday, an hour after the bargain-hunters arrive!
Our official charity is the Childrens Hospital Trust Fund (supporting children and their families in the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital).
Our regular exhibitors are joined by La Maistria from France with an enticing collection of 20th century objets, mainly art deco.
Hickmet Fine Arts will also have fine bronzes and art glass, along with similar items from Morgan Stricland and M & D Moir. So 20th century collectors will have a field day!
The September Chelsea fair is now confirmed at 17-20, the week prior to the LAPADA Fair in Berkeley Square.