Penman Fairs: Chelsea Antiques Fair

2014: September 18 - 21  (a da later than prev advertised)

Closed Wednesday  
 Open Thursday 11am - 8pm
11am - 7pm
11am - 6pm
11am - 5pm

Admission £6              Last admission 30 minutes before closing

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.

As of 1st July 2014, she is joined by 2 new Directors of Penman Fairs, Barbara Bell and Ben Cooper, bringing down the average age considerably!

We are delighted to announce that we are bringing back the September fair this year, which pleases many exhibitors and visitors! 
18-21 September 2014
This will be a 4-day fair
(no Wednesday)
So we open:
Thurs 11-8, Friday 11-7, Saturday 11-6, Sunday 11-5.

The diamond-shaped standplan is retained, but as furniture is taking less space, some adjustments have been made to accommodate more middle to smaller sized stands, so that we can accommodate up to 44 exhibitors.

The Standplan shows the September fair, and at the end of August we are full bar onestand  Prospective exhibitors will fine an absolutely up-to-date plan with prices in the Exhibitor Zone.

We are delighted to see new exhibitors in Chelsea this time, including 3 new furniture dealers, and a host of 20th Century decorative arts dealers. This will lend a whole new dimension to Chelsea.... You MUST VISIT!

New Charity involvement: For this fair we are supporting the Children's Hospital Trust Fund, which helps children and their families in the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital - a very worthy and locally well-supported cause.