The LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair returns for its eighth year to the suitably breathtaking surrounds of Berkeley Square, Mayfair. Sponsored by Delancey, the LAPADA Fair offers an unmissable opportunity to source and buy some of the world’s most coveted works of art, antiques, design and decorative arts. This year, it will take place from Tuesday 13 th September until Sunday 18 th September 2016, marking the start of London’s fashionable Autumn art season.
Over 100 members of LAPADA the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers, all experts in their fields, will exhibit an exquisite range of works across an array of disciplines including jewellery, furniture, carpets, tapestries, antiquities, clocks, ceramics, silver and fine art. As approachable as they are knowledgeable, dealers are always pleased to share insights into the works they offer and their provenance.
With each exhibitor adhering to a strict Code of Practice and an expert committee of 70 specialists assigned the task of pre-vetting every piece individually, the absolute authenticity of all work can be relied upon.
As a longstanding event in the art and antiques calendar the LAPADA Fair has continued to attract private collectors and interior designers from all over the world. The quality and diversity of pieces offered has resulted in consistently high attendance rates, with over 20,000 visitors in 2015. Showcasing works that range from £500 to £500,000, the fair appeals to the most distinguished of collectors as well as first-time buyers.
LAPADA the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers will be principally sponsored by the specialist real estate investment and advisory company, Delancey, for the third consecutive year. This year, through its charity evening, the Fair will be supporting The ARNI Institute, an organisation which provides support to stroke survivors around the UK. The Executive Committee for the event includes Lord Lingfield, Lord Chadlington, and broadcaster Andrew Marr.
This year LAPADA’s Russian highlights will include:
A very beautiful Multi-Gemstone Russian Necklace, ca. 1890s, from A Rakyan Collection Ltd It is perfect for any gemstone aficionado and connoisseur and the design is really timeless and elegant. Even the chain is made in alternating rose and yellow gold. An unusual pair of Russian cufflinks set with sapphires and diamonds showing the marks for gold (56) and the date 1908-1917. Made c.1910 from Anthea A G Antiques Forest of Cards by Elena & Michel Gran from Catto Gallery American Alphabet Elena & Michel Gran from Catto Gallery Elena & Michel Gran are husband and wife, Russian artists, who paint each canvas simultaneously. They say at the end of a painting they can’t remember who has painted which section. Elena was born in St Petersburg and Michel in Moscow though they have lived and worked in Paris since 1981. Mounted Cossack from Hickmet Fine Arts A fine bronze study of a Cossack mounted on his horse, holding his reins with his left hand with a lasso in his right hand. The bronze with very fine rich dark brown patina and intricate hand chased surface detail, signed in Cyrilic to the base. A very fine Fabergé tau shaped handled walking cane from Michael German Antiques Ltd The handle formed from smokey rock crystal, and further carved in a reeded design, fitted with an engine turned collar overlaid with pink enamel, signed for Michael Perchin, fitted to a removable snakewood shaft, price upon application. A very fine example of a cloisonné-enamel walking cane handle, Russia, 1896-1908, from Michael German Antiques Ltd Marked with assayer’s mark, 84 standard, mounted directly onto an ebonised hardwood shaft A pair of antique, Fabergé, diamond and enamel cufflinks, with alternating diagonals of pale lilac guilloche enamel and rose-cut diamonds, mounted in silver-upon-gold, with chain links, circa 1899. With the marks AH for Holmström and the coat of arms for St. Petersburg from Moira Fine Jewellery A Fabergé moonstone and enamel dress-set, by workmaster Edward Helenius, set with moonstones, with millegrain edged rub over settings, surrounded by pale blue guilloché enamel from Moira Fine Jewellery Engraved J.F. de H.M.P. NOV. 24 1909. In a Gustave Keller, Paris wooden box. They were bought by a Miss Parker, 21/11/1909. A pair of antique, Fabergé moonstone cufflinks, set with cushion shaped, silver moonstones, surrounded by rose-cut diamonds, in silver cut down settings, mounted in rose gold. By Workmaster Erik Kollin, circa 1900, from Moira Fine Jewellery A Russian coverlet, circa 1850. Woven in silk and gilt metal thread, probably in Moscow from Peta Smyth Antique Textiles Phil Shaw, London New York Paris Moscow, 2014 eight colour pigment based archival print on Hahnemuhle paper edition of 60 from Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery Each shelf in the piece corresponds with a different underground line in the 4 cities of the title. The titles along each shelf reference the station names, and they are arranged in the order that the stations come on the line and in the corresponding colour of that line. The blue shelf is the London Victoria line, the green shelf is the G train in NYC, the yellow line is a subway line in Paris and the final shelf, in red, is a Moscow subway line – the titles all written in cyrillic alphabet. RUSSIAN SCHOOL (circa 1790) An Officer, probably Stepan Stephanovich Apraksin, Степан Степанович Апраксин (1757-1827), wearing a Light Cavalry uniform, epaulets of figel, adjutant of Catherine the Great and Order of Saint Anne first class Watercolour on ivory, original frame From Philip Mould Portrait Miniatures Russian Lily of the Valley Brooch from Sandra Cronan Ltd A brooch in the form of a spray of lily of the valley. Each of the five flowers are an old cushion cut diamond, hung on a small loop and articulated. Mounted in silver and gold. Russian, circa 1880. MARC CHAGALL (1887-1985) , Le couple au traîneau Oil on board, circa 1965, signed lower right From Trinity House
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