Penman Fairs: Chelsea Antiques Fair

2014: September 17 - 21  (the week before LAPADA Fair)

Open Wednesday   2pm - 8pm
  Thursday 11am - 8pm
11am - 7pm
11am - 6pm
11am - 5pm

Admission £5               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.

19 - 23 March 2014
The fair enjoyed a good attendance, around 3,300,  and success for most of our exhibitors. Further details and statistics to follow shortly

We had Hearing Dogs for Deaf People as our charity, with canine-related antiques from exhibitors on sale on their stand, with substantial commission going to the charity.

We are delighted to announce that we will bring back the September fair in 2014, which pleases many exhibitors and visitors! Already 17 exhibitors are signed up.
Next Fair: 17-21 September 2014