The BADA Fair, run by the British Antique Dealers’ Association, returns to Chelsea for its 25th anniversary fair in March, with a host of new exhibitors among the familiar faces

The BADA Fair returns to Duke of York Square from 15-21 March 2017 for the annual fair’s 25th anniversary edition. The event will welcome over 90 specialist exhibitors from across the UK, offering the chance to view and buy outstanding pieces of traditional, modern and contemporary art, design and antiques. Here are five exhibitors to put on your must-see list at this year’s event…

1 Alexander Di Carcaci
For 30 years Alexander di Carcaci has worked privately with collectors and designers including Veere Grenney, Guy Goodfellow, Robert Couturier, David Hicks, Juan Pablo Molyneux and John Stefanidis, sourcing fine antiques for their clients, before joining forces with John McWhirter and opening a shop on Chelsea’s Langton Street. Di Carcaci specialises in English and Continental furniture and objects ranging in date from the 17th century through to the 20th.

Alexander Di Carcaci at BADA 2017: Pair of Dutch colonial early 18th century Blackamore figures

Pair of Dutch colonial early 18th century Blackamore figures

2 John Adams Fine Art
Founded in 1990 at their present location in the Pimlico Road Design District, John Adams Fine Art is well experienced in promoting and exhibiting a wide and eclectic variety of art and artists. For the last decade, John and Catherine Adams have been primarily focused on gallery exhibitions featuring French artists of the 20th century, and the many exciting and influential art movements that this artistically innovative century produced, which will be highlighted at BADA 2017.

3 Peter Petrou
Established in London for 40 years, Peter Petrou’s business has gradually evolved over time to encompass works of art, sculpture and design from many cultures and periods in history. A particular interest, and one that has contributed to the growth of the business, is the influence of one population upon another and the resulting cross-cultural design, which is frequently vibrant, unusual and stunning to look at. Work on show at BADA will mark Petrou’s first appearance.

4 Frank Partridge
Founded in 1900 by the present Frank Partridge’s great grandfather, this art dealing business opened a gallery almost opposite Christie’s in King Street, dealing in the very finest English and French furniture and Chinese porcelain. When these premises were bombed in 1939, Frank Partridge Snr moved his business to the famous ‘Partridge’ building opposite Sotheby’s in New Bond Street. During this period, Partridge’s received the Royal Warrant as Purveyors of Fine Art to Queen Mary, a frequent visitor to the gallery. At BADA, they will present French and English furniture alongside paintings and objets d’art of the 18th century.

Frank Partridge at BADA 2017: French Louis XV Ormolu-mounted black vernis martin commode, stamped Wolff, circa 1750

French Louis XV Ormolu-mounted black vernis martin commode, stamped Wolff, circa 1750

5 Anthea A G Antiques 
Anthea A G Antiques is run by Anthea Gesua with the help of Gaby Ruthven, and has been located in the Grays Antiques Centre since the early 1980s. They deal in pretty gem set jewellery from the 19th to the 21st centuries, with a selection of signed pieces from the important jewel houses. They carry a varied stock including a selection of men’s cufflinks and ladies’ diamond watches, as well as period rings and earrings.

BADA 2017: Cabochon sapphire and diamond necklace set, signed M Gerard, Paris

Cabochon sapphire and diamond necklace set, signed M Gerard, Paris, circa 1960s

BADA Fair takes place at Duke of York Square, Chelsea SW3 4LY from 15-21 March 2017. Tickets are £20. For further information or to buy tickets, call 020 7589 6108 or see badafair.com


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