London’s prestigious Berkeley Square is once again poised to host the renowned LAPADA Art Fair, returning to its iconic location from September 27 to October 1, 2023, This event, organised by LAPADA (The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers), is a true highlight of the London art scene, offering visitors a chance to immerse themselves in centuries of design, antiquities, jewelry, and art. The Berkeley Square Fair stands as a testament to the strength and diversity of the UK’s art trade.
A First Look at Excellence
The LAPADA Berkeley Square Fair kicks off with a tantalizing “First Look,” providing early access to a curated selection of exceptional works presented by esteemed LAPADA members. This initial glimpse sets the stage for the extraordinary quality and variety that attendees can expect from the 2023 fair. Covering a broad spectrum of artistic and historical treasures, this event is a treasure trove for art enthusiasts and collectors alike.
A Decade of Distinction
Since its inception in 2009, the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair has flourished into a globally recognized showcase for art and antiques. It has also earned its place as one of the most prestigious events on London’s social calendar. Held annually in the exquisite Berkeley Square, this fair is one of only two events that have the privilege of gracing this historic location.Berkeley Square itself serves as a fitting backdrop, seamlessly blending modern, cosmopolitan London with its rich historical heritage. As visitors stroll through the fair, they are surrounded by the echoes of centuries past, creating an enchanting atmosphere that enhances the appreciation of the art and antiques on display.
A Diverse Array of Treasures
The LAPADA Berkeley Square Fair boasts over a hundred exhibitors, each presenting a unique selection of art, antiques, design pieces, and decorative arts. From exquisite jewelry and fine art to meticulously crafted furniture, tapestries, carpets, clocks, ceramics, and silverware, this fair encompasses a breathtaking array of treasures from various eras and styles.One of the most remarkable aspects of this event is the meticulous vetting process. LAPADA maintains a 70-member specialist committee responsible for pre-vetting every item offered for sale. This commitment to authenticity ensures that visitors can purchase with confidence, knowing they are acquiring genuine and high-quality pieces.
About LAPADA: The Trusted Source for Art and Antiques
LAPADA, the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers, is the largest society of professional art and antiques dealers in Europe. Established in 1974, it has grown to encompass over 500 members worldwide, each of whom is an expert in their respective field. LAPADA members specialize in everything from fine art and jewelry to contemporary works, sculpture, and ceramics. The organization’s website serves as a leading online marketplace for sourcing authentic art and antiques, further solidifying its reputation as a trusted resource for both private collectors and professionals in the art and antiques trade.
As the LAPADA Berkeley Square Fair returns to its iconic location, it promises to once again captivate the hearts and minds of art enthusiasts, collectors, and connoisseurs from around the world. With its rich history, commitment to authenticity, and diverse array of treasures, this event exemplifies the enduring appeal of art and antiques in the heart of London. It’s not just an art fair; it’s a celebration of culture, history, and the enduring beauty of human creativity.
Adrian Alan, A Pair of Napoléon III Gilt-Bronze, Chines Lacquer and Ebonised Side Cabinets
David Thatcher Samurai Art Booth: A36