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KENSINGTON GARDENS HOSTS ART ANTIQUES LONDON 2016
Art Antiques London is taking place at Kensington Gardens, London SW7 from Friday 24 June until Thursday 30 June 2016.
Now in its seventh consecutive year, the 2016 event has been organised by London-based international fair organisers, Anna and Brian Haughton, and will host 60 international dealers of antiques and fine and decorative arts in a stunning purpose-built pavilion at Albert Memorial West Lawn, opposite the Royal Albert Hall.
Specialist dealers of antiques and fine and decorative arts from the UK, USA, Europe and Middle East will be showcasing furniture, silver, pottery and porcelain, sculpture, paintings, textiles, books and other C20th art and objects. All items on display will be for sale.
With a committed following of collectors, museum experts, art consultants, interior designers and enthusiasts, Art Antiques London is one of the most popular antiques fairs of the summer season.
Among the specialist and international dealers in the spotlight this year is Hampton Antiques. From humble beginnings on the famous Portabello Road to now being leading experts in their field, Hampton Antiques has a consistent presence at the UK's most prestigious antiques fairs. The team brings over 80 years collective experience in the buying, selling and restoration of antiques. Owner Mark Goodger's extensive knowledge and experience mean that he is regularly sought after to vet fairs and auction houses. This year, Hampton Antiques will be showcasing a coromandel games compendium, commissioned and made in 1880 with the initial plate featuring a Marquess coronet.
Hampton Antiques - A coromandel games box
More exciting highlights of this year's fair include:
Pair of exceptionally fine carved glass English Edward VII claret jugs with silver mounts, inscribed and dated London 1901 by Charles Edwards, from Silverman Antiques
Very rare Chinese fan painted on paper with ivory sticks, early partof 18th century fromD &M Freedman
Buddha 2014 by Shani Joel, mixed media from Vanessa Clewes Salmon Modern & Contemporary Art
An extremely rare yew wood lowboy, circa 1700 from David Pickup
George II ebony and gilt mounted Baroque cased bracket clock by Charles Cabrier, circa 1730, from Raffety Fine Antique Clocks
The fair also features an excellent lecture programme, borne out of the event's strong academic associations.
Returning to the fair is 1851, a stunning pop-up restaurant with a breathtaking view that has been described as having the "best location in London".
Art Antiques London runs from Friday 24th June until Thursday 30th June 2016. Tickets are £20 on the door (£15 online). For more information, visit Art Antiques London.