|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.
|13 - 17 March 2013:
We launched our new look fair, with a completely new layout and ambiance, with enhanced standards of quality and displays.
The fair was a great success, with visitors commenting on the improvements and up-beat general atmosphere, with spacious corridors and friendly exhibitors as well as much improved catering and some stunning lighting effecs and floral displays organised by Alasdair Brown Events.
Sales were good, with some major paintings from Nicholas Bagshawe finding collectors. There was a particular interest in glass, with 4 very different glass dealers all doing particularly well, covering 4 centuries of glass production!
There will not be any September Chelsea Fair, but we will be back in March 2014, again co-inciding with the BADA fair up the road.
Next Fair: 19 - 23 March 2014