|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
We are delighted to announce that all but three of our 2013 exhibitors are with us again! Proof of pudding!
As at the end of February, we are looking to fill those final 3 places - we need a textiles/needlework specialist plus an Orientalist. We have scope for one more jeweller (we have 2 at present), then we have a well-balanced and interesting fair.
Our publicity machine is in action, building up anticipation for the opening moment! Again we have a designer, Alasdair Brown, adding flair and style to the diamond-shaped layout so successfully launched last year.
Please see the Exhibitor list to view some exciting items which are being kept for the Fair.
We have Hearing Dogs for Deaf People as our charity, who will have canine-related antiques from exhibitors on sale on their stand, with substantial commission going to the charity.
THE RETURN OF THE SEPTEMBER CHELSEA FAIR
We are delighted to announce that we will bring back the September fair in 2014, which will, apparently, please many exhibitors and visitors!
Next Autumn Fair: 17-21 September 2014