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SEE ART AND ANTIQUES AT OLYMPIA

A diverse range of high-quality art, antiques, furniture and collectibles is on show at Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair until 15 June

LR William IV period round centre table having lotus flower and leaf moulded edged circular top, courtesy of Patrick Sandberg Antiques Ltd

LR William IV period round centre table with lotus flower and leaf moulded edged circular top, courtesy of Patrick Sandberg Antiques Ltd

London’s largest and most established art and antiques fair is now in its 42nd year, and it is little wonder that its popularity ensues, with over 180 specialist exhibitors from across the world offering a selection of pieces for all manner of tastes. Prices start at a modest £100 soaring to £1 million for the most prized objects. 

New for this year is a special, non-selling exhibition to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Archibald Knox, featuring rare pieces of Liberty & Co. Cymric silver and a large collection of Knox’s Liberty Tudric clocks and jewellery; exhibits originate from a number of private collections never before shown in the public domain.

Other highlights include a signed and inscribed oil on canvas of Dorothea Sharpe’s The Cliff Top, courtesy of Haynes Fine Art, and a tea caddy modelled as a tea chest by royal silversmiths courtesy of Mary Cook Antiques. The rare cube form is modelled to simulate the chests in which tea was imported from China. These chests were featured on the trade cards of 18th century grocers.

The Cliff Top by Dorothea Sharpe (1874-1955), courtesy of  Haynes Fine Art

The Cliff Top by Dorothea Sharpe (1874-1955), courtesy of Haynes Fine Art

Spanning over 35 different categories of art, antiques and collectibles, it is possible to find 20th century art and design, Asian works of art, books and manuscripts, carpets and rugs, ceramics, clocks and watches, furniture, musical instruments, prints and maps, scientific objects, sculptures, textiles and more.

The fascinating range of exhibits draws on the antiques of yesteryear while providing carefully vetted art from the present day: it is the luxury art event for seasoned collectors and connoisseurs, as well as first-time buyers, dealers and interior decorators.

Advance single admission £15; on the door single admission £20. See Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair website for opening dates and hours.

 

 

 

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