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Book Signing at The Armoury of St. James

Posted: 2017-11-06 14:45:00 - Last updated: 2017-11-06 14:45:49

BADA members The Armoury of St. James’s will be offering visitors the chance to meet Martyn Downer, the leading specialist in the identification of artifacts relating to Admiral Lord Nelson, at their 17 Piccadilly Arcade premises on November 17-18, 2017. A former Director at Sotheby’s, Martyn will be signing copies of his latest work ‘Nelson’s Lost Jewel’, which tells the tale of Admiral Nelso...


BADA members at Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair

Posted: 2017-09-28 15:26:51

The Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair returns to the Haynes International Motor Museum from 13-15 October, 2017, following a smash hit debut in 2016 when buyers flooded in from across the country and the rest of the world. Bruton 2017 will feature an exciting mix of 18th to 20th century decorative antiques for the home and garden, architectural reclamation, English Folk Art – early pottery, sa...


BADA Friends Young Dealer Networking Evening

Posted: 2017-09-28 13:31:46

There was a packed house at Reindeer Antiques in Kensington Church Street on Tuesday September 26 as guests from the antiques trade, Apollo magazine and the Antiques Trade Gazette joined television personality Mark Hill for the BADA Friends networking evening.  The event was designed by Friends director Anne Green to provide a platform for younger dealers, BADA Friends and anyone associated w...


BADA Members at the forefront of Asian Art in Londons anniversary events.

Posted: 2017-08-31 11:40:50 - Last updated: 2017-08-31 11:41:37

Asian Art in London, the internationally renowned event which seeks to promote London as a centre of expertise for the finest Asian art, will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2017 with an exceptional programme of events, taking place from Thursday 2 November to Saturday 11 November. No fewer than 16 BADA members will be hosting exclusive exhibitions designed to coincide with the week-long c...


BADA Members champion Mayfair Art Weekend

Posted: 2017-06-08 10:35:33 - Last updated: 2017-06-08 10:47:52

Mayfair Art Weekend returns from Friday 30 June - Sunday 2 July 2017, showcasing the depth and diversity of talent, creativity and craftsmanship to be found in London’s fashionable arts district.   Aside from a number of leading BADA members, Mayfair Art Weekend is joined this year by the Royal Academy of Arts, over 60 art galleries, artists and auction houses to celebrate Mayfair as a vibran...


Tomasso Brothers open new London Gallery with Canova exhibition

Posted: 2017-06-06 16:19:30 - Last updated: 2017-06-06 16:20:11

BADA European sculpture specialists Tomasso Brothers Fine Art will be celebrating the opening of their new London Gallery with a special exhibition dedicated to the work of Italian master Antonio Canova. Arguably the greatest and most illustrious sculptor of his age, Canova’s works are celebrated for their timeless beauty and grace, and continue to inspire generations of artists and collecto...


BADA Members bring Sir George Clausen Exhibition to Olympia

Posted: 2017-05-30 11:53:40

BADA modern British paintings specialist Harry Moore-Gwyn will be hosting a selling exhibition of works on paper by renowned British artist Sir George Clausen (1852-1944) at The Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia this summer. A key figure in the world of English Impressionism, the exhibition will include over 20 works by Clausen, some previously unseen, including landscape pastels and watercolours...


Sinai and Sons help restore Henry Holiday Windows to ICAEW

Posted: 2017-05-16 16:34:01

BADA members Sinai and Sons have sold an important set of four stained glass windows by celebrated craftsman Henry Holiday to The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). The Pre-Raphaelite windows will now be installed as a feature point of the refurbishment of the Chartered Accountants’ Hall in the City of London. Born in London in 1839, Holiday received his artistic...


BADA are looking to recruit an Events Officer

Posted: 2017-05-09 11:25:42 - Last updated: 2017-05-09 13:28:48

JOB DESCRIPTION JOB TITLE: Events Officer RESPONSIBLE TO: Events Director SALARY: £20,000 per annum LOCATION: Central London BACKGROUND: BADA is the trade association for the UK’s leading antiques dealers. Since its foundation in 1918 BADA has set the standards for antiques trading in the UK. Currently BADA has over 350 members who have been elected on their reputation for integrity, ...


Robert Young publishes 18th Annual Folk Art Exhibition Catalogue

Posted: 2017-05-05 17:14:01 - Last updated: 2017-05-05 17:19:03

BADA members Robert Young Antiques will be hosting the 18th edition of their popular annual Folk Art Exhibition from Thursday 11 May to Sunday 20 May, 2017 at 68 Battersea Bridge Road, London, SW11 3AG. The exhibition brings together over 100 selected works sourced from the UK and throughout continental Europe. Among the many British works featured are a remarkable pair of finely executed...


Gray M.C.A Set Sail For New York Fashion Week

Posted: 2017-05-02 10:15:44 - Last updated: 2017-05-02 10:17:17

BADA members Gray M.C.A will be taking their flair for high fashion to the high seas this Autumn with an exhibition on the Queen Mary 2’s glamorous Transatlantic Fashion Crossing for New York Fashion Week. From August 31 to September 7 2017, Gray M.C.A, in association with Clarendon Fine Art, will present an exclusive preview of their highly acclaimed Fashion Illustration exhibition ‘Drawing o...


Exhibitors proclaim BADA 2017 a stunning success

Posted: 2017-03-27 12:44:33

Tuesday 21 March saw the close of BADA 2017 with exhibitors reporting strong sales, and celebrating a hugely successful event. In addition to the impressive sales, exhibitors hailed the fresh look and feel of the fair and reported making excellent new contacts with younger collectors. From 15–21 March 2017, the fair brought together 100 specialist exhibitors from across the UK, including a si...


BADA 2017 Best Stand Awards

Posted: 2017-03-15 11:59:28

BADA 2017 opens its doors to the public on Wednesday 15 March at Duke of York Square, Chelsea and as the excitement builds, we are delighted to announce the winners of our BADA 2017 Best Stand awards. The prestigious awards are judged by an independent panel of experts representing the worlds of fine art, interior design and the art media: Susie Rumbold, president of BIID (British Institute of...


Stubbs discovery on sale at BADA 2017

Posted: 2017-03-14 11:31:24

A Stubbs painting that was mistakenly believed to be a copy is on sale by The Parker Gallery at BADA 2017. Entitled Two Hacks, the property of Henry Ulrick Reay Esq of Burn Hall Co. Durham and their blue-liveried groom in a landscape, the painting’s authenticity was uncovered earlier this year by The Parker Gallery. The work had gone on sale in New York having been deaccessioned by The Hunting...


Chevening House visit headlines Friends Spring Events schedule

Posted: 2017-02-07 17:13:25 - Last updated: 2017-02-08 09:53:10

The Friends of the BADA Trust are delighted to announce their events schedule for the Spring and Summer season, the highlight of which is an exclusive private tour of Chevening House, the official residence of the Foreign Secretary.   The early 17th century house was originally the home of the Stanhope family and was bequeathed to the nation by the seventh and last Earl Stanhope, to be manage...


BADA announce Seminar on new consumer law

Posted: 2017-01-03 14:06:54 - Last updated: 2017-02-03 14:53:59

#BADATalks: new consumer law and the importance of terms and conditions of sale Tuesday 7 March - 4.30pm - 6pm, followed by drinks Collyer Bristow, 4 Bedford Row, London With dealers in the digital age under ever-increasing obligations to consumers, the art market law firm Collyer Bristow will explain what happens when dealers sell online, in a customer’s home or at a gallery premises and wh...


Geoffrey Munn appointed Chairman of the BADA Trust

Posted: 2016-11-29 12:56:49 - Last updated: 2016-11-29 13:00:57

BADA (The British Antique Dealers’ Association) is delighted to announce that Geoffrey Munn OBE, Managing Director of longstanding BADA members Wartski Ltd, has accepted the post of Chairman of the Friends of the BADA Trust. With over 40 years’ experience at Wartski, Geoffrey is one of the world’s leading jewellery specialists and has a particular interest in 19 th century jewellery and me...


BADA Friends announce new partnership

Posted: 2016-11-16 12:36:18 - Last updated: 2016-11-16 12:43:06

BADA Friends are delighted to announce the launch of their official partnership with influential art and antiques society Women in the Arts. Formed in 1991, BADA Friends aims to raise public awareness of the cultural and educational activities of BADA’s members and to help them share their knowledge and experience through unique events and unmissable experiences. Now nearly 40 years-old, Wome...


BADA Best Stand Awards Announced

Posted: 2016-11-02 15:56:16 - Last updated: 2016-11-02 16:01:03

The Winter Art & Antiques Fair opened at Olympia on Monday 31 October with over 40 leading BADA members exhibiting at the seven-day show. With so many notable dealers and exceptional items on display, competition was understandably strong for the coveted BADA Best Stand awards. After lengthy consideration, our judges reached a consensus and we are delighted to announce that three prizes were a...


#BADATalks: a guide to completing your TA Forms

Posted: 2016-10-26 11:51:23 - Last updated: 2016-11-16 12:03:22

Tuesday 22 November Caledonian Club, 9 Halkin Street, London SW1X 7DR   Following the success of the recent #BADATalks seminar on Temporary Admissions, BADA is delighted to announce that we will be running a series of practical workshops designed to guide attendees through the process of completing their Temporary Admissions paperwork.   The workshops will be run by representatives from BA...


TEFAF New York highlights from Peter Finer

Posted: 2016-10-21 14:50:20

BADA antique arms and armour specialist Peter Finer will be exhibiting at TEFAF New York, which opens today at the Park Avenue Armory, and to coincide with the exhibition Peter Finer has produced a brand new catalogue entitled ‘Provenance’. Each of the 14 items in the catalogue are distinguished by their notable origin or provenance, which date from the 1520’s to the early years of the 19th ...


#BADATalks Series: Embracing Instagram Review

Posted: 2016-10-20 14:34:56

BADA would like to thank everyone that joined us for Tuesday’s #BADATalks seminar on Embracing Instagram, held at the Royal Geographical Society, Kensington.   The event gave attendees the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the platform with presentations from pioneering Instagram experts Joe Kennedy from Unit London and Emma Vaughan of S J Phillips, as well as insigh...


Jorge Welsh Works of Art exhibit rare porcelain at TEFAF New York

Posted: 2016-10-20 12:02:33 - Last updated: 2016-10-20 12:04:23

The inaugural TEFAF New York show opens this week, running from October 21-26 at the Park Avenue Armory, and BADA member Jorge Welsh Works of Art will be exhibiting an exceptional collection of rare Chinese and Japanese export porcelain. Founded in 1986 by Jorge Welsh and Luisa Vinhais, Jorge Welsh Works of Art have exhibited regularly at TEFAF Maastricht, Le Biennale Paris and Masterpiece L...


Erik Thomsen brings a taste of Japan to TEFAF

Posted: 2016-10-19 12:04:22 - Last updated: 2016-10-19 12:05:46

BADA Japanese Art specialist Erik Thomsen will be exhibiting at the TEFAF New York show, which opens its doors from October 21- 26 at the Park Avenue Armory. Among the highlights on the Erik Thomsen Gallery stand will be an exquisite pair of six panel folding screens from the Momoyama period (1568-1615). The panels are fashioned in ink, mineral colours, gofun, and silver on paper and finished ...


Apter Fredericks bring Lulworth Castle Chairs to TEFAF New York

Posted: 2016-10-18 10:23:21 - Last updated: 2016-10-18 10:24:38

BADA English furniture specialists Apter-Fredericks will be exhibiting at the inaugural TEFAF New York show this week which runs from 21-26 October at the Park Avenue Armory.   Among the many outstanding pieces on display from Apter-Fredericks will be this wonderful pair of mid-18th century “Dragon Chairs”, made for Lulworth Castle, Dorset.   Although the overall design reveals an awareness...


Koopman Rare Art prepare for TEFAF New York

Posted: 2016-10-17 13:53:20 - Last updated: 2016-10-17 14:00:50

BADA members and, leading London silver dealers, Koopman Rare Art will be exhibiting at the inaugural TEFAF New York event, which opens its doors for the first time on Saturday 22 October at the Park Avenue Armory. Lewis Smith, Director of Koopman Rare Art, said: We have been exhibiting consistently in New York since the mid-1980’s and we are thrilled to return to a market we feel very at ho...


Daniel Crouch Rare Books launch New York expansion

Posted: 2016-10-11 15:46:57 - Last updated: 2016-10-11 15:49:01

BADA members and world renowned specialists in maps, atlases and rare books, Daniel Crouch Rare Books are expanding their operations to the United States with the opening of a new gallery in New York. The premises, on 24 East 64th Street will include exhibition space and offices and will open on January 25th, to coincide with the prestigious Winter Antiques Show and New York Bibliography Wee...


Join us for the latest BADATalks Seminar on Embracing Instagram

Posted: 2016-09-22 11:18:05 - Last updated: 2016-09-22 11:20:59

Embracing Instagram: how creative content can engage a global audience Tuesday 18 October, 2.00pm – 5.00pm Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR Purchased by its Social Media rival Facebook in 2012, Instagram has grown from an audience of just 30 million to over 400 million users worldwide in only four years. What sets Instagram apart from rivals Facebook and Twitt...


Beaux Arts launch unique collaboration with Jaeger

Posted: 2016-09-16 09:54:10 - Last updated: 2016-09-16 10:44:06

BADA member Beaux Arts has been working with fashion label Jaeger to create a limited edition collection inspired by landscape artist Daisy Cook's work, ‘Landscape, Yellow Triangle’. The capsule collection comprises an overcoat, long sleeve top, pleated dress and silk scarf, all of which are on display alongside new works by the artist at Beaux Arts’ London Gallery. A London-based artist, Dai...


Samuel Prout: A Grand Tour in Watercolour

Posted: 2016-09-05 16:42:50 - Last updated: 2016-09-05 16:48:47

BADA is delighted to announce that their 2017 Loan Exhibition will be titled ‘Samuel Prout: A Grand Tour in Watercolour.’ A master of watercolour, Prout (1783-1852) was born in Plymouth and developed his eye for architectural detail whilst sketching the cottages, watermills and bridges of rural Devon. However, it was not until his first visit to the continent in 1818 that Prout truly discovere...


CADA celebrate 100 years of collecting in the Cotswolds

Posted: 2016-09-02 14:59:51 - Last updated: 2016-09-02 15:05:31

The Cotswold Art and Antiques Dealers Association, whose ranks include many celebrated BADA members, have joined forces to create an exciting new exhibition at The Oxfordshire Museum, opening on Thursday 22 September.   Entitled ‘Why Antiques? – 100 years of collecting in the Cotswolds’, the exhibition not only celebrates dealing and collecting in the Cotswolds but also serves to illustrate t...


Visit the UK's Finest Private Collection of Dutch Masters

Posted: 2016-09-01 11:32:52 - Last updated: 2016-09-01 11:36:03

Join BADA Friends for an exclusive Private Tour of the Harold Samuel Collection at The Mansion House, home of the Lord Mayor of the City of London, on Wednesday 14 September. Formed of eighty-four works of art, the Harold Samuel Collection is a unique selection of 17th century Old Masters from Holland’s Golden Age which combine to form the finest collection of Dutch and Flemish art assembled...


Celebrity Potter headlines BADA Friends' Autumn Events

Posted: 2016-08-31 09:47:57 - Last updated: 2016-08-31 09:51:23

The Friends of the BADA Trust are delighted to announce their events schedule for the Autumn season, the highlight of which is an exclusive private guided tour of Kate Malone’s current exhibition ‘Inspired by Waddesdon’ in the company of Kate herself. A star of BBC 2’s ‘The Great Pottery Throw Down’, Kate Malone is one of Britain’s leading ceramicists and has seen her work exhibited in museums...


BADA Office Temporary Closure

Posted: 2016-08-16 16:57:31 - Last updated: 2016-08-16 17:23:19

August is a traditionally quiet time for the fine art and antiques community, so BADA has chosen this month to relocate to our new offices at 14 Dufferin Street, London EC1Y 8PD . We would like to notify members that during the week commencing Monday 22 August , the current offices at the Foundry Annexe will be closed for moving, and that only a skeleton phone service will be in operation. ...


BADA Friends Event: Inspired by Waddesdon

Posted: 2016-07-26 16:54:14 - Last updated: 2016-08-10 10:08:30

Event: Private Tour with Kate Malone of her current exhibition Venue: Waddesdon Manor, Near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 Date: September 29 2016 Cost: £69; Guest Price: £72 Price includes a tour of Eythrope, two course set lunch and tour of the exhibition "Inspired by Waddesdon" with Kate Malone. We are delighted to announce that BADA Friends Director Anne Green has been able to orga...


#BADATalks Series: TA Seminar Review

Posted: 2016-07-22 14:58:14

BADA would like to thank everyone that joined us for Thursday’s inaugural #BADATalks seminar on Temporary Admissions, held at the Royal Geographical Society, Kensington. The event, which was attended by 100 BADA and SLAD members, provided a platform to outline the benefits to Dealers in using the Temporary Admissions and Customs Warehouse Schemes, as well as explaining recent changes to the Un...


BADA Announce Palm Beach Show Group Partnership

Posted: 2016-07-18 15:43:34 - Last updated: 2016-07-18 15:45:49

The British Antique Dealers Association (BADA) is delighted to announce a promotional partnership with the Palm Beach Show Group and the creation of a dedicated pavilion of BADA dealers within the November 9-13, 2016 New York Art, Antique and Jewelry Show taking place at Pier 94 in New York City. The BADA initiative is being launched as a response to the UK’s Referendum vote and as part of B...


Sign Up for the BADA Auctions

Posted: 2016-07-08 13:59:38 - Last updated: 2016-07-08 14:02:00

BADA (The British Antique Dealers’ Association) takes its first step into the live online Auction market next week with the launch of the first ever BADA Auctions at 3.00pm GMT (10am EST) on Thursday 14 July . The Association, which represents the UK’s leading fine art and antiques dealers has partnered with art market specialists The Curators Eye to create the www.bada.auction platform, which...


Tim Bowen Antiques Release Summer Catalogue

Posted: 2016-07-07 15:08:16 - Last updated: 2016-07-07 15:09:09

Welsh BADA members Tim Bowen Antiques have selected a fine collection of country furniture and folk art for their latest July 2016 catalogue, with most pieces originating from Wales. Highlights include a very good late 18 th century English comb back Windsor chair. Made from ash and elm, with a bold pierced “Country Chippendale” style back splat, the chair still retains much of the original ...


Koopman Rare Art at Masterpiece 2016

Posted: 2016-07-01 16:55:05

Leading London silver dealers, Koopman Rare Art are showing an outstanding selection of silver masterpieces and works of art at Masterpiece London 2016, until Wednesday July 6, 2016. Highlights on the Koopman Rare Art stand include a stunning silver-gilt George III presentation tray bearing the maker’s mark of Joseph Preedy. Although a notable and prolific silversmith in his day, trays by Pre...


Thomas Coulborn & Sons win Masterpiece Highlight Award

Posted: 2016-07-01 14:48:37

Masterpiece Fair 2016 has started well for BADA members Thomas Coulborn & Sons with their Henry VIII Carved Baltic Oak Panel collecting a coveted Masterpiece Highlight award for English Furniture & Works of Art. The panel was possibly commissioned for the London house of William Paulet, 1 st Marques of Winchester, circa 1545 and later belonged to the Dukes of Richmond at Halnaker House and Goo...


Lennox Cato and Ellison Fine Art Summer Selling Exhibition

Posted: 2016-06-28 12:12:18 - Last updated: 2016-07-01 12:40:31

BADA members Lennox Cato and Claudia Hill have joined forces to present a Summer Selling Exhibition at The Royal Thames Yacht Club in Knightsbridge on Wednesday 29 June. Timed to coincide with London’s major art fairs, Lennox and Claudia will be displaying a selection of carefully chosen pieces, reflecting the exceptional quality that Lennox Cato Antiques and Ellison Fine Art are renowned for....


A welcome return for Witney Antiques annual exhibition

Posted: 2016-06-24 15:44:31

After a one-year hiatus, Witney Antiques annual exhibition of fine needlework returns for its 25 th year on Monday 27 June at 100 Corn Street, Witney, Oxfordshire. Over the intervening two years Joy, Rebecca and Stephen have been able to acquire, from private collections, examples worked under the direction or influence of some of the major centres of needlework, including the Bristol, Norwich...


BADA Statement on EU Referendum

Posted: 2016-06-24 13:34:10

  Now is the time for cool heads and steady hands. It is imperative that the UK focuses on an expansive, inclusive, open-minded and entrepreneurial stance for the future. The UK art and antiques market is a global centre of excellence. We now have an opportunity to both invest and ensure that we can take a significant role in helping to shape the UK economy and our relationship with Europe ...


Sim Fine Art Announce Major Museum Sale

Posted: 2016-06-21 12:43:18 - Last updated: 2016-06-21 12:47:28

BADA British Watercolour Experts Sim Fine Art are delighted to announce a major museum sale, with the news that their work ‘Germany Defeated’ has been acquired by the Tate. Painted by Feliks Topolski in 1945, the large expressionist oil painting depicts the cataclysm that enveloped Berlin in the dying days of the Hitler regime. ‘Germany Defeated’ also formed the centrepiece of Sim Fine Art’s ...


Ted Few brings the Hohenzollern Bronze Collection to Art Antiques London

Posted: 2016-06-07 11:42:01

For his first specialist exhibition in seven years, BADA European Sculpture expert Ted Few will be bringing a very special collection of pieces to Art Antiques London this month. The Hohenzollern Collection of Ancient Bronze Statuettes from Sigmaringen is an exceptional cache of forty-seven sculptures, ranging from the Archaic to the Late Hellenistic style. The collection is all the more rema...


Erik Thomsen to host Ikeda Iwao Exhibition

Posted: 2016-06-06 10:04:01

BADA member Erik Thomsen is hosting an exhibition of work by bamboo and lacquer artist Ikeda Iwao.  The exhibition, Ikeda's first in the United States, will be shown jointly at Erik Thomsen Gallery and Koichi Yanagi Oriental Fine Arts. Brought up in a basket-weaving family but also trained as a lacquerer, over the decades Ikeda has developed a unique and expressive combination of two of Japan'...


BADA Members set for London Map Fair

Posted: 2016-06-03 16:09:45

The London Map Fair returns for its 36 th year this weekend June 4-5, bringing together 40 of the leading national and international antiquarian map dealers, including BADA members Bryars & Bryars, Jonathan Potter Ltd, Daniel Crouch Rare Books and The Map House. First established in 1980, the London Map Fair takes place at the historic Royal Geographical Society and will feature a large range ...


Antiques at York's Tenement Unveil New Gallery

Posted: 2016-06-03 10:18:12 - Last updated: 2016-06-03 10:19:32

Suffolk based folk art and naive painting dealers, Doris Urquhart and Christopher Richardson, are excited and delighted to announce the arrival of a new gallery at Antiques at York’s Tenement.  The gallery takes the form of a large tin 'tabernacle' style caravan which is painted terracotta red inside and out, and features reclaimed floorboards and doors. The tabernacle was custom made for Dor...


BADA Voices, Tales of the Trade

Posted: 2016-05-25 17:03:35 - Last updated: 2016-05-25 17:03:54

BADA, the membership association for the finest dealers in art and antiques, will be celebrating our first century of excellence in 2018. Formed amid the turmoil of World War I, by London’s leading antique dealers, the story of BADA and its members is the story of British art, antiques and design over the past 100 years. Through four Heads of State and 23 Prime Ministers, from financial boom t...


BADA strengthen ties with Antiquarian Booksellers' Association

Posted: 2016-05-24 09:53:15 - Last updated: 2016-05-24 09:54:48

The UK’s leading Art, Antiques & Antiquarian associations are establishing a joint task force to work towards closer cooperation, after the ABA Council (the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association) agreed to the establishment of a formal Memorandum of Understanding with BADA. Founded in 1918, to fight against Prime Minister Lloyd George’s plans to introduce a tax on antiques, BADA represents th...


Suffolk House Antiques host 25th Anniversary Exhibition

Posted: 2016-05-20 15:00:30 - Last updated: 2016-05-20 15:12:08

This Spring marks a double anniversary for BADA Members Suffolk House Antiques, who will be celebrating 25 years since the opening of their shop in Yoxford, and the 21 st anniversary of Andrew Singleton’s election to BADA Membership for expertise in 17 th and 18 th century oak and country furniture. Situated near the East Suffolk coast and close to the popular seaside towns of Aldeburgh and So...


BADA to host Temporary Admissions Seminar

Posted: 2016-05-17 15:32:58 - Last updated: 2016-06-03 12:55:04

As part of our ongoing campaign to #MakeTaxFair for the Fine Art and Antique community, BADA is hosting a one-day seminar, designed to clear up confusion and help dealers make the most from HM Revenue & Customs controversial Temporary Admissions system.   BADA, the trade association for the UK’s leading fine art and antique dealers, has responded to requests from a number of members, includin...


Guy Peppiatt launches new British Drawings and Watercolours exhibition

Posted: 2016-05-17 14:58:17 - Last updated: 2016-05-17 15:01:34

BADA British watercolour expert Guy Peppiatt is hosting a new exhibition of British drawings and watercolours at his St James’s Gallery until June 10.   The exhibition features over sixty drawings and watercolours from the 1770s to the 1860s, a period known as the ‘Golden Age’ of British watercolour painting. Artists represented include Boys, Callow, Cotman, Cox, de Wint, Gainsborough, Landsee...


BADA Auctions announce Bastille Day launch

Posted: 2016-05-17 10:25:34

This Bastille Day (Thursday 14 July) BADA (The British Antique Dealers’ Association) will storm the Fine Art Auction market with the launch of our very own online BADA Auctions. In a revolutionary departure from existing online auction platforms, BADA have cut through the red tape and slashed unnecessary charges, meaning buyers and collectors will be able to bid without paying buyers premiums ...


Howard Walwyn to share passion for Horological rarities

Posted: 2016-05-06 13:26:55 - Last updated: 2016-05-06 13:32:13

BADA member Howard Walwyn will be presenting a specialist selling exhibition this summer dedicated to 17 th and 18 th century horological rarities, entitled Lanterns and Taverns: clocks for the Wall and Hall . The exhibition “will provide an exciting opportunity to acquire some of the rarest and most exceptional examples from these two distinctive area of clockmaking”, explains Howard, “with t...


Martyn Gregory open exhibition of British Watercolours and Drawings

Posted: 2016-05-05 10:45:15 - Last updated: 2016-05-05 10:46:53

Thomas Gainsborough, J.M.W. Turner, Thomas Girtin and David Cox will be among the major artists featured in the new exhibition by BADA members Martyn Gregory Gallery, opening this week. The exhibition, entitled British Watercolours and Drawings, 1750-1900 , will include over eighty of Martyn Gregory’s best and most recently acquired works, covering one hundred and fifty years of British waterc...


Edenbridge Galleries celebrate the History of Tea

Posted: 2016-05-04 12:51:41 - Last updated: 2016-05-04 13:00:30

Edenbridge Galleries Annual Spring Open Weekend takes place this weekend and this year’s event is a celebration of the History of Tea – 300 years of Tea in Britain. The event, which takes place this Saturday 7 May – Sunday 8 May will see the BADA specialists at Edenbridge exhibiting antique items connected with the long and fascinating history of tea in the UK, from the late 17 th century, thr...


Robert Young Antiques to host exclusive George Smart celebration evening

Posted: 2016-04-25 12:11:29

BADA Folk Art experts Robert Young Antiques will be holding their annual exhibition of Antique Folk Art this May, and the highlight of this year’s event is sure to be an exclusive presentation on the iconic British ‘Folk Artist’ George Smart. One of the great British folk artists of the 19 th century, Smart was a tailor by trade and fashioned engaging naïve images from scraps of fabric he had ...


Apter Fredericks mark their 70th Anniversary with innovative marketing campaign

Posted: 2016-04-21 13:59:34 - Last updated: 2016-04-21 14:00:33

It was in 1946 that Alfred Fredericks first opened an antiques shop at 265-267 Fulham Road and 70 years on BADA members Apter Fredericks are celebrating their anniversary with the #707070 social media campaign. Purveyors of the finest English eighteenth century furniture, Apter Fredericks have always moved with the times to meet their clients’ needs, as reflected in their anniversary campaign ...


C. John celebrate 50th anniversary of the Royal Warrant

Posted: 2016-04-20 13:15:33

The UK will mark Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 90 th birthday celebrations on Thursday 21 April, and 2016 is an equally significant year for BADA members C. John, who are marking the 50 th anniversary of their first receiving the Royal Warrant in 1966. It was 80 years ago that John Cohen founded his Gallery in Oxford and the company has since become synonymous with the finest works of wov...


Abbott and Holder present exhibition of 1970s New York Fashion Illustrations by Brian Stonehouse

Posted: 2016-04-15 15:46:58 - Last updated: 2016-04-15 15:47:42

To celebrate Bath in Fashion 2016, BADA watercolour specialists Abbott and Holder are collaborating with MAZE to exhibit a selection of works by American Vogue Fashion Illustrator Brian Stonehouse M.B.E. Stonehouse led a remarkable life, and his works are much in demand thanks in no small part to the popularity of a recent biography Brian Stonehouse – Artist, Soldier, War Hero, Fashion Illustr...


New Events announced for Friends of the BADA Trust

Posted: 2016-04-15 09:53:27 - Last updated: 2016-06-15 10:15:06

Please make a note in your diary of the dates for these extra Friends events. Tuesday 21 st June at 2.30pm – Lanterns and Taverns – clocks for the wall and hall, 1620-1850. Clock dealer Howard Walwyn will talk to Friends at an exclusive masterclass about two specialist areas of horology the Lantern and Tavern clock and will guide guests round his fascinating exhibition on this topic Th...


Nicholas Price to host iconic Big Cats exhibition at The Park Gallery

Posted: 2016-04-12 11:51:11 - Last updated: 2016-04-26 10:33:39

If you missed the Decorative Antiques and Textile Fair in Battersea there is a second opportunity to enjoy the selling exhibition of outstanding etchings of ‘Big Cats’ by renowned British artist Herbert Dicksee at the Park Gallery this week. Dicksee was the leading wild animal painter in Edwardian Britain and one of the first generation of artists to create powerful, lasting images of lions, l...


The Canon Gallery opens new exhibition of Period Watercolours

Posted: 2016-04-07 10:20:23

BADA members The Canon Gallary is showing an exhibition of period watercolours by 18th, 19th and 20th Century artists at The Dolby Gallery, Oundle The exhibition runs from April 8-30 th with featured artists including: John Sell Cotman (1782-1842) Edward William Cooke RA (1811-1880) Richard Parkes Bonington (1802-1828) Averil Burleigh SWA (fl.1920 -1950) Edward William Cooke RA (1811-18...


David Isaac of Isaac and Ede to give hands on Masterclass about prints

Posted: 2016-04-06 12:31:32 - Last updated: 2016-04-06 12:38:01

The month of April heralds another series of interesting events for the Friends of BADA.  One such event is the print masterclass by BADA Print dealer David Isaac of Isaac and Ede.   The terminology in the world of prints is often very confusing and how can you tell the difference between all the printmaking processes?  To this end David Isaac will give a fun and informative talk about how to ...


BADA salutes founding member Frank Partridge

Posted: 2016-04-01 13:29:40

For over a century, the Partridge family has been one of Britain’s foremost fine art & antiques dealers. Now, thanks to the current Frank Partridge, great grandson of family patriarch Frank Partridge Snr, we are able to share the family’s remarkable story. Frank Snr began dealing in English Antiques and Chinese porcelain, opening his first shop opposite Christies in King Street in 1900. Soon a...


Edenbridge Galleries to host Temptations Tunbridge Ware Exhibition

Posted: 2016-04-01 09:27:51 - Last updated: 2016-04-01 09:29:16

BADA members Amherst Antiques will be holding a Tunbridge Ware Selling Exhibition at The Edenbridge Galleries from Saturday 16 - 23 April. The exhibition, entitled Temptations will feature the collection of one discerning collector, who over thirty years has put together an impressive selection of Tunbridge Ware both in terms of quality and distinction. Each piece has been chosen for its aes...


Quaritch exhibit books from the Library of Ernest Jones at Sothebys New York

Posted: 2016-03-31 15:30:13

BADA members Bernard Quaritch Ltd will be exhibiting a collection of highlights from the library of pioneering psychoanalyst Ernest Jones at Sotheby’s New York, during NYC Rare Book Week April 6-9. A close friend and official biographer of Sigmund Freud, Ernest Jones founded the British Psychoanalytical Society and helped many psychoanalysts (including Freud himself) escape from Nazi-occupied ...


BADA welcomes Culture White Paper

Posted: 2016-03-29 09:25:27

Following Wednesday’s launch of the Culture White Paper, BADA, (The British Antique Dealers’ Association) has welcomed the government’s new strategy for arts and culture, and pledged to support DCMS in their proposals to provide greater access to culture for everyone.   Under plans announced by Culture Minister Ed Vaizey MP, the government aims to put arts “at the heart of everyday life”, ins...


Book your place at the Antique Dealer Project Conference

Posted: 2016-03-23 11:50:56

Tickets for The University of Leeds’ Antique Dealer Project Conference, in association with BADA are selling fast with limited places available for the two-day event on April 14-15. The conference, entitled ‘The British Antiques Trade in the 20 th Century – A Cultural Geography’ takes place in the delightful setting of Temple Newsam House, Leeds, a Tudor-Jacobean country house set within 1,500...


BADA Trust Lecture 2016 to celebrate Great Gardens of the 18th Century

Posted: 2016-03-22 15:56:00

BADA is pleased to announce the subject of this year’s BADA Trust Lecture at Harrogate Antique & Fine Art Fair, in association with Country Life, will be ‘From Hahas to Hermits’: Great Gardens of the 18 th Century. Given by Patrick Conner, Director of the Martyn Gregory Gallery, London and formerly Keeper of Fine Art at the Royal Pavilion, the talk will celebrate that great English invention...


BADA Responds to Chancellors Budget Announcement

Posted: 2016-03-17 13:24:33

In the latest step of the #MakeTaxFair campaign against Quarterly Tax reforms, BADA (The British Antique Dealers’ Association) have criticised Chancellor George Osborne’s spring budget incentives for MSME’s (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises). In the eighth budget of his tenure as Chancellor, Osborne revealed a downgrade on UK growth as well as announcing some measures designed to help the s...


A Thank You to our BADA Fair 2016 Exhibitors

Posted: 2016-03-16 15:15:38

BADA would like to thank all our members, whose expertise and exceptional displays helped make BADA Fair 2016 a great success. Our thanks go also to Cadogan Estates for hosting the event in the magnificent surroundings of Duke of York Square. The 24 th edition of the BADA Fair drew thousands of visitors with collectors, museum representatives, art professionals and interior designers travellin...


BADA backing University of Leeds Antique Dealer Project Conference

Posted: 2016-03-15 11:05:15 - Last updated: 2016-03-15 11:09:49

As the UK’s original trade association for the fine art and antiques community, BADA are delighted to show their commitment to the industry’s rich heritage by supporting The University of Leeds’ Antique Dealer Project Conference. The two-day conference, entitled ‘The British Antiques Trade in the 20th Century – A Cultural Geography’ takes place April 14-15, and will be held in the delightful...


Koopman Rare Art exhibit Tiffany & Co masterpiece at TEFAF Fair

Posted: 2016-03-15 10:30:03

BADA members Koopman Rare Art, leading London silver dealers, have brought a remarkable collection of objects to the TEFAF Maastricht Fair, which is open now and runs until March 20. Among the many exceptional pieces on exhibit is the Bennet Indian Yacht Club trophy, one of the finest pieces of Amercan silver ever created. The trophy, a monumental punch bowl, was commissioned from Tiffany’s o...


Tomasso Brothers reunite Wilton House busts at TEFAF Maastricht

Posted: 2016-03-14 10:09:45 - Last updated: 2016-03-14 10:10:42

BADA members Tomasso Brothers Fine Art, leading international dealers in the field of important European sculpture, have brought a very special collection to the TEFAF Maastricht Fair which is open now and runs until March 20. Among the many exceptional pieces on exhibit are a pair of polychrome marble portrait busts depicting Cicero, civic hero of the Roman Republic, and Horace, the famed poe...


Cohen & Cohen host exclusive Cliff Lee collection at TEFAF Maastricht

Posted: 2016-03-11 18:27:14 - Last updated: 2016-03-11 18:28:17

As part of their display at TEFAF Maastricht, BADA members Cohen & Cohen will be exhibiting a collection of contemporary porcelain sculpture by leading Chinese-American Ceramicist Cliff Lee. Lee is well known in the United States with pieces displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution, and only permits Michael and...


Jorge Welsh Gallery exhibit two rare pieces at TEFAF Maastricht

Posted: 2016-03-11 17:22:24 - Last updated: 2016-03-11 17:24:43

BADA members Jorge Welsh – Works of Art are bringing a very special collection to the TEFAF Maastricht fair, which opened to the public today. Partners Luisa Vinhais and Jorge Welsh feel they have put together some extraordinary items which range from the 15 th to the early 19 th century, including two pieces which are being exhibited for the first time. One of the highlights of their stand...


Angela Legge of Legge Oriental Carpets on BADAs Inspiring Women Initiative

Posted: 2016-03-11 12:43:05 - Last updated: 2016-03-11 12:43:35

BADA is supporting IWD 2016’s #PledgeForParity campaign and Women’s History Month by celebrating inspiring women who have successfully challenged gender stereotypes in the traditionally male dominated environment of fine art and antiques. We continue our initiative today with the story of Angela Legge, European and Oriental Carpet and textiles specialist and partner in Oxford based company L...


Louise Phillips of Elaine Phillips Antiques on BADAs Inspiring Women Initiative

Posted: 2016-03-10 11:21:31 - Last updated: 2016-03-10 11:27:47

BADA is backing IWD 2016’s #PledgeForParity campaign and Women’s History Month by celebrating inspiring women who have successfully challenged gender stereo types in the traditionally male dominated environment of fine art and antiques. We continue our initiative today with the story of Louise Phillips, specialist in 17 th and 18 th century oak furniture, owner of Harrogate based Elaine Philli...


Ewa Cohen of Cohen & Cohen on BADAs IWD 2016 Initiative

Posted: 2016-03-09 17:34:28 - Last updated: 2016-03-09 17:35:44

BADA is backing IWD 2016’s #PledgeForParity and Women’s History Month by celebrating women who have successfully challenged gender stereo types in the traditionally male dominated environment of fine art and antiques. We continue our initiative today with the inspirational story of Ewa Cohen, specialist in Chinese Export Porcelain and co-founder of Cohen & Cohen. Ewa studied Law in Poland and...


Alison Davey of AD Antiques on BADAs IWD 2016 Initiative

Posted: 2016-03-08 16:46:12

To mark International Women’s Day 2016, BADA is backing IWD 2016’s #PledgeForParity and celebrating women who have successfully challenged gender stereo types in the traditionally male dominated environment of fine art and antiques. We continue our initiative today with the inspirational story of Alison Davey, specialist in British Art Pottery and founder of AD Antiques. Raised near Stoke o...


Claudia Hill of Ellison Fine Art on BADAs IWD 2016 Initiative

Posted: 2016-03-07 16:40:46 - Last updated: 2016-03-07 16:42:38

To mark International Women’s Day 2016, on Tuesday 8 March, BADA is backing IWD 2016’s #PledgeForParity and celebrating women who have successfully challenged gender stereo types in the traditionally male dominated environment of fine art and antiques. We begin our initiative today with the inspirational story of Claudia Hill, specialist in Fine Portrait Miniatures and founder of Ellison Fine ...


BADA aim to inspire future generations with IWD 2016 Initiative

Posted: 2016-03-04 14:40:08 - Last updated: 2016-03-04 16:14:08

To mark International Women’s Day 2016, on Tuesday 8 March, BADA (The British Antique Dealers’ Association) is backing IWD 2016’s #PledgeForParity and celebrating women who have successfully challenged gender stereo types in the traditionally male dominated environment of fine art and antiques. By highlighting the inspirational stories of pioneering industry leaders such as Claudia Hill, found...


Historian solves mystery of Architectural Heritages Jacobean staircase

Posted: 2016-03-03 18:05:52 - Last updated: 2016-03-03 18:12:07

The provenance of a 17th century staircase, bought at auction by Architectural Heritage, has finally been revealed thanks to the research of historian Dr Mark Baker. The staircase, which until recently had been stored in the x-ray block of the disused hospital at Ruthin Castle, has been revealed as the former centrepiece of the now demolished New Hall country house near Wrexham. New Hall wa...


News from the BADA Trust

Posted: 2016-03-02 11:31:06

Lots has been happening at the BADA Trust over the past six months.  Firstly, the money raised from the Cellini Ball supported two worthwhile projects one at the Glasgow School of Art library and the other at the Textile Conservation Centre also in Glasgow. Duncan Chappell, senior librarian at the GSA decided that he would like the Trust to purchase two Art Deco sketchbooks by the designer Pick...


BADA Fair announces partnership with London Design Week 2016

Posted: 2016-03-01 14:06:11

BADA Fair is delighted to announce a partnership with London Design Week 2016. These two events, both renowned for luxury and excellence, will see design and interiors professionals flocking to Chelsea. Madeleine Williams, BADA Fair Manager, comments: “We are thrilled to be working with London Design Week 2016 to align our two prestigious events. Together they offer an exciting opportunity fo...


BADA Members to exhibit at Wilton House Antiques Fair

Posted: 2016-02-29 13:23:25

Friday 4 March sees the opening of the Wilton House Antiques Fair and eight BADA members will be exhibiting in this year’s three-day event. Regarded as one of the highlights of the South-West spring calendar, the Fair is now in its’ 39 th year and is held annually at the Palladian home of the Earl & Countess of Pembroke, near Salisbury in Wiltshire. The fair offers a broad mix of fine, countr...


Architectural Heritage host James Wyatt Study Day at Taddington Manor

Posted: 2016-02-25 13:03:49 - Last updated: 2016-02-25 15:55:10

BADA Members Architectural Heritage will be hosting a study-day, on Tuesday March 1 st at Taddington Manor, Gloucestershire, to explore the architecture of James Wyatt, the most famous architect of late Georgian Britain. The day will feature talks by experts on the architecture, interiors and furniture by James Wyatt, including the development of his architecturally-aware Gothic style at Le...


BADA to spearhead industry-wide campaign against Quarterly Tax proposals

Posted: 2016-02-24 11:55:38 - Last updated: 2016-02-24 12:07:08

In a move reminiscent of the association’s origins, BADA (The British Antique Dealers’ Association) is spearheading a campaign on behalf of the fine art & antiques industry, against the Government’s proposed plans to introduce quarterly tax returns from 2020. BADA was founded in 1918 when leading antique dealers united to successfully oppose then Prime Minister David Lloyd George’s proposed in...


The Taylor Gallery to exhibit rare Edward Seago Hong Kong landscapes

Posted: 2016-02-23 12:43:01

 The Taylor Gallery will be offering visitors the chance to enjoy rare works by renowned British landscape artist Edward Seago at the BADA Fair this year. One of the largest collections of his work today belongs to the British Royal Family, several generations of which were personal friends of the artist. Although Seago (1910-1974) was born and lived much of his life in Norfolk, his artisti...


Gray M.C.A to unveil unseen Henry Moore textiles at BADA Fair

Posted: 2016-02-19 13:48:38 - Last updated: 2016-02-19 13:52:10

BADA members Gray M.C.A. will unveil an unseen collection of Henry Moore textiles at the BADA Fair (9-15 March). The works have been released from the Ascher Collection for the first time, giving an unprecedented opportunity for collectors to purchase them.   The textiles date from the 1940s, and are printed from original designs by Henry Moore commissioned by Zika and Lida Ascher. The Asche...


BADA appoints first Communication Manager

Posted: 2016-02-19 10:58:08

The latest stage of BADA’s transformation strategy was implemented this week with the appointment of Martin Weller as the Association’s first Communication Manager. This newly created role is the latest addition to BADA’s new look executive team, following the appointments of Marco Forgione, as BADA’s first CEO, and Madeleine Williams as BADA Fair Manager, as the association looks forward to...


The Edenbridge Galleries to host Rug Information Day

Posted: 2016-02-17 16:48:30 - Last updated: 2016-02-19 10:11:49

BADA Members The Edenbridge Galleries will be hosting a Rug Information Day on Saturday 27 February 2016, from 11am – 4pm Whether you’re interested in buying or restoring an antique rug, or have one that needs valuing, experts will be on hand to offer advice and information and, where possible, will undertake repairs on the spot. The Edenbridge Galleries are located at 1 The Square, Church St...


The Friends of the BADA Trust donate rare sketchbooks to Glasgow School of Art and give financial support to a student at the Centre for Textile Conservation, Glasgow

Posted: 2015-11-17 15:32:51 - Last updated: 2015-11-26 17:07:20

The Friends of the BADA has donated two recently purchased Art Deco sketchbooks by designer Pickford Waller (1849-1930) for Glasgow School of Art’s rare book collection. BADA represents the leading dealers in art, design and antiques. In solidarity with the recovery from last year’s fire the Friends of BADA Trust has donated two Pickford Waller’s sketchbooks dated 1925 and 1926. They feature ...


BADA Best Stand winners at Olympia

Posted: 2015-11-11 17:23:21 - Last updated: 2015-11-11 17:26:19

The winners of this year’s BADA Best Stand Awards at the Winter Olympia Fine Art & Antiques Fair have been announced. The prestigious Awards are awarded annually in recognition of outstanding design and presentation of stands demonstrated by BADA members exhibiting at the Fair. The Awards are judged on the opening day of the Fair by a panel of industry leaders. In deciding the winners the jud...


BADA appoints Marco Forgione CEO

Posted: 2015-09-02 10:54:03 - Last updated: 2015-09-02 11:10:23

BADA has appointed Marco Forgione as CEO. Forgione will take up the post on Monday 7 September. This newly created post has been established as part of BADA’s transformation strategy, as the association prepares for its centenary celebrations in 2018. Forgione’s appointment establishes a uniquely talented team to lead BADA at a time of change and opportunity in the art and antiques industry. ...


Victoria Borwick, MP is new BADA president

Posted: 2015-07-14 20:54:07 - Last updated: 2015-07-15 19:03:21

At BADA’s AGM on 13 July 2015 the former deputy mayor of London, Victoria Borwick, MP was announced as the new president of the British Antique Dealers’ Association. Lady Borwick has considerable experience of the antiques industry as well as of political life. She was director of the London-based Olympia Antiques fairs for 11 years, from 1990 to 2001, which provided her with an insight int...


BADA dealer wins trade award

Posted: 2015-07-03 15:01:13 - Last updated: 2015-07-03 15:13:23

The Antiques Young Guns Founders’ Award for most outstanding and on going contribution to mentoring has been awarded to BADA dealer and council member, Robert Young, and was collected by his mentee Daniel Larsson at a special awards ceremony. The founders and sponsors of the Antiques Young Guns mentorship programme and sponsors of the event BADA, LAPADA and Olympia International Art & Antiques...


BADA announces Best Stand Awards at Olympia 2014

Posted: 2014-11-06 13:06:25 - Last updated: 2014-11-07 12:15:14

  The BADA Best Stand awards have been announced for the Winter Olympia Art & Antiques Fair. Three prizes were awarded to members in the following categories: Best Stand, Best Stand Displaying Pictures or Textiles and Best Stand Using Display Cabinets, which we recognise due to their utilitarian nature can be more restrictive when creating an aesthetic display. The winners of the BADA prize ...


Winter Olympia supported by BADA

Posted: 2014-10-31 16:36:33 - Last updated: 2014-11-03 21:35:43

Winter Olympia Art & Antiques Fair Association with BADA Once again the Winter Olympia Art & Antiques Fair is being run in association with the BADA and LAPADA. This involvement, together with its daily vetting process, ensures that buyers have a high level of quality assurance. Highlight of the Winter Season The 24th Winter Olympia Art & Antiques Fair (3-9 November 2014) is a highlight...


Certificates of BADA Provenance

Posted: 2014-07-22 12:22:26 - Last updated: 2016-02-19 09:22:47

The British Antique Dealers’ Association has announced the launch of its new Certificates of BADA Provenance , which are now available to members of the association. Since its foundation in 1918, the BADA has set the standard for trading in the antiques business. Its main aim is to establish and maintain confidence between its members and the public, both in buying and selling. It is hoped th...


BADA to accept 20th-century & contemporary dealers

Posted: 2014-07-11 10:59:46

The British Antique Dealers’ Association is delighted to announce that it will be extending its membership to include dealers who specialise in high quality 20th-century and contemporary fine art, as well applied art, such as 20th-century post-war design items. Hitherto admission to membership has been open only to dealers whose stock includes a significant number of antique (pre-1914) items. ...


New BADA chairman

Posted: 2013-07-12 15:45:43 - Last updated: 2014-10-31 16:27:13

BADA has a new chairman of the council, which took effect at its Annual General Meeting on 9th July. Well-respected Chinese ceramics dealer, Michael Cohen , has taken over from Jonathan Coulborn , the fine furniture and works of art dealer, who was in the post for two years. Michael is particularly known for his striking displays of fine Chinese export porcelain at antiques fairs, most notabl...


BADA survey results

Posted: 2013-06-21 20:54:34 - Last updated: 2013-06-21 21:18:17

Upper end dealers doing good business, internet of increasing importance. The annual combined sales of BADA members are estimated at £822 million (c. $1.2 billion) per annum, slightly down on the previous year. 35% of BADA members reported an increase in sales in 2012 when compared to the previous year and sales for 76% of members either remained static or improved. A quarter of members ...


Young Guns of the Trade Award

Posted: 2013-01-24 11:43:14 - Last updated: 2013-01-24 11:48:36

The National Antiques Week 2013 campaign will pay homage to this very important sector of the antiques trade – the Young Guns (39 and under) in response to an impassioned outpouring from a large number of young dealers following an article Young Guns – A Shot in the Arm for the Trade by Young Gun George Johnson. The judges will be looking for the most endearing story of how and why the entrant...


New BADA President - Lord Evans of Temple Guiting

Posted: 2012-12-11 10:18:53 - Last updated: 2012-12-11 10:29:40

From January 2013 the British Antique Dealers’ Association is to have a new president. Having served for seven years Baroness Rawlings will step down to make way for former publisher and former Shadow Arts Minister, Lord Evans of Temple Guiting, C.B.E. Baroness Rawlings has held the position of president since 2005 and has been a great supporter of the association and all that its members sta...


BADA Best Stand Awards at Olympia

Posted: 2012-11-16 15:21:37 - Last updated: 2012-11-17 23:28:05

The BADA Best Stand awards have been announced for this year's Winter Fine Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia. Three prizes were awarded to members in the following categories: Best Stand, Best Display of Flat Art to include pictures and two dimensional hangings such as textiles and rugs and Best Use of Display Cabinets, which we recognise due to their utilitarian nature can be more restrictive when...


BADA survey results

Posted: 2012-07-26 19:06:12 - Last updated: 2012-08-03 19:43:51

Good business still being done, but with marked regional variations The annual combined sales of BADA members are estimated at £855 million (c. $1.4 billion) per annum, up by 22% from the previous year. Not only do a larger proportion of members now have turnovers in excess of £1 million but only 27% of BADA dealers have reported a decrease in sales in 2011 when compared to the previous year;...


bada.org - a fresh makeover

Posted: 2012-07-03 23:06:16 - Last updated: 2012-07-03 23:16:19

BADA’s website has just taken on a new, fresh look, to reflect the gradually evolving presentation of antiques by many of its members, particularly on their websites. But a fresh design is not all that is new on the site. Those, such as interior decorators, looking to choose a design theme for a particular room will find it helpful to use the new “Styles” facility in Art and Antiques Search s...


Downton comes to BADA

Posted: 2012-04-27 20:01:09 - Last updated: 2012-06-19 21:42:38

The British Antique Dealers’ Association held its biennial banquet at the BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair, in Chelsea, providing an excellent opportunity to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Fair. Over 130 members and guests enjoyed a splendid evening, ending with an after-dinner speech by actor and screen-writer, Julian Fellowes. Jonathan Coulborn, Chairman of the Associati...


BADA celebrates 20th Fair

Posted: 2012-03-20 10:45:59 - Last updated: 2017-05-15 14:41:47

BADA celebrated this year the 20th BADA Fair. The first fair took place in 1993, set in pavilions on what was then the parade ground of the Duke of York’s Headquarters.  Since then the area immediately surrounding the fair has been developed into the attractive Duke of York Square, a peaceful haven of shops and restaurants just off the King’s Road, and the fine military buildings have been be...