BADA Antiques Fine Art Fair

  18 – 24 March 2015

Duke of York Square
London SW3
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BADA Fair Events

Event A: Thursday 19 March at 11.15am

'Not so Shabby Chic: Juxtaposing the Old and New'

With Viv Lawes, curator, NADFAS lecturer and arts journalist.


The apparently effortless style of great collectors combining the old and new in their homes is hard to emulate. Viv Lawes unravels the combinations that work, exploring display in historical collections such as that of the Earls of Harewood at Harewood House, Leeds, and discusses the visual characteristics of successfully eclectic arrangements.


Event B:  Friday 20 March at 11.15am

'Hollywood Style - Jewellery and Fashion from 1929 to 1959'

With Andrew Prince, jewellery designer.


Hollywood has always been instrumental in creating dreams and Gods. Between 1929 and 1959 a style developed that is still revered today for its beauty and captivating elegance. Andrew Prince explains this extraordinary period, where, in the face of war and struggle, the great designers produced their finest work and dreams came true.



Event C: Monday 23 March at 11.15am 

'The Hidden Treasures of Lichfield Cathedral'

With Dr John Goodall, Architectural Editor, Country Life.


For more than 1,300 years Lichfield Cathedral has been a centre of pilgrimage, discovery and spiritual refreshment. To celebrate the re-installation of the glorious 16th century Herkenrode glass, following major renovation works, Dr John Goodall talks about Lichfield Cathedral, Britain’s only three-spired medieval cathedral and an architectural treasure trove of international importance. 

Latest News

BADA Fair experts join forces for Christmas selling Exhibitions

BADA members are teaming up together to put on special exhibitions of their wonderful stock in time for the Christmas season.  Two of these exhibitions are taking place within a stone's throw of each other on London's Kensington Church Street, W8 and will cover all of the major disciplines including furniture, paintings, silver, ceramics and glass.  Fair exhibitors include Patrick SandbergIsaac & Ede and Sanda Lipton.


But hurry - only two weeks left before Christmas is here and the exhibitions close on 17 December. 


Full details available in the first issue of the new BADA Fair E-newsletter. 




Fine dining, entertainment and special places to stay in Chelsea


You can hardly step outside in central London without passing somewhere you’d like to investigate more. The BADA Fair’s home, Chelsea, is no exception.  Read our latest article on the resturants and cultural attractions in Chelsea and also our recommendations on places to stay to really make the most of a visit to the Royal Borough. 

BADA Handbook 2015/2016 - details confirmed


The Burlington Magazine will once again produce and publish the BADA Handbook and the 2015/2016 edition will be available at the 2015 BADA Fair. The emphasis will be on the knowledge and expertise of the BADA membership and articles will cover a range of disciplines which will be indicative of the quality of stock held by BADA members.  

The three editorials have now also been confirmed.  


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Get all the latest news on the BADA Fair, its events, exhibitors and details of exclusive special offers to BADA Fair visitors.


First issue available to view now

Objects of Desire

Exhibitors reveal their knowledge and their love of special works of art


BADA Fair Exhibitors talk about their favourite pieces in this new feature on the BADA Fair website. Exhibitors are invited to give a special preview of an exceptional work of art or antique. They will share their knowledge and explain what makes a piece unique and special.



A late 19th century walking cane handle - from Sandra Cronan.


"At the time that this cane handle was made, a cane was far more than a walking aid, rather an important fashion accessory and indicator of wealth. As early as the 16th and 17th centuries jewelled walking stick handles were making an appearance, and, in a quest to prove one’s stature, craftsmen were revelling in the challenge to be innovative and often deliberately ostentatious. This very decorative cane handle would have represented the affluence and power of the user, but the language of the flowers featured on the cane make it a somewhat sentimental jewel, rather than an unabashed declaration of wealth."


A Portrait of a Painter - from Strachan Fine Art

Russell Strachan of Strachan Fine Art Limited, BADA Fair Exhibitor and member of the BADA Fair Committee talks about two renowned painters. The Reverend John Thomson and Sir Henry Raeburn enjoyed a mutual respect for each other's work which is captured in a portrait of one by the other.

An Owen Jones Cabinet - from Harris Lindsay

“One of the outstanding pieces that we have would be a very large cabinet. It’s a very important piece of furniture because it was designed by Owen Jones, who is one of the leading 19th Century architects and designers. This piece is the largest piece of furniture known to have been designed by him and was designed for a specific house, 16 Carlton House Terrace, a house that is now owned by the Hinduja brothers.