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Olympia Art & Antiques Fair

London’s original art and antiques fair, The Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair, which welcomed more than 30,000 visitors last year, is set to return to London for the 44th year, from 27 June – 3 July 2016, as The Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia. The rebranding of the event with a sharp and contemporary title underscores the diversity of the fair in today’s marketplace.  Fair Director Mary Claire Boyd told ANF “The brand has a fantastic heritage and has remained strong for many years. The rationale behind the name change is to place more emphasis on the content of the fair, whilst recognising its longevity.”


Gould Antiques - Shagreen Etui with Gold-Mounted Scents

Black shagreen shaped etui containing 2 faceted glass scents with gould mounts and pull-off stoppers with enamel finials modelled as a dove and a dalmation, ivory tablet and gold snuff spoon. English C1765.

In recognition of the new hemisphere of modernity, the fair will for the first time host a Showcase Gallery to celebrate and support antiques industry new talent – a qualifying condition for each of the exhibitors is that they have been in business for 7 years or less.  The gallery which will group the showcase exhibitors together on the balcony level, will celebrate the 5 specially selected dealers who will have the opportunity to showcase their pieces to an audience of around 30,000 visitors from across the globe.

Adam Calvert Bentley

Adam Calvert Bentley - a theatrical library staircase

The galleries and dealers selected are: London based antique porcelain dealer, Simon Pirzada; fine art dealer, The Parker Gallery; contemporary art specialists, Store Street Gallery, Adam Bentley and Adam Gahlin Fine Art who deals in modern paintings, drawings and prints.


Omnipod - “Costela” chair by Martin Eisler and Carlo Hauner. An easy chair constructed with solid Teak curved ribs, supported on a tubular Black painted metal frame. With newly upholstered loose cushions. Brazil 1950s.

In addition to regular Olympia dealers there is also a strong line-up of new exhibitors and those returning after a break.  There are currently 18 brand new dealers signed up for the 2016 show representing a good cross section of sectors and stock. There is also a strong international flavour. Amongst the newcomers are: Macey and Sons Ltd, Granta Fine Art, Guelfucci Gallery, The Whitley Art Gallery, Gholamreza Dargahishafa, Galerie Furstenberg, Alexander Ancient Art, Emma Duveen Art & Decorative Antiques, Camburn Fine Art France, John Adams Fine Art, The Peartree Collection Ltd, Galerie Buter and Signed and Designed.

Timms Antiques

S&S Timms Antiques - A delightful and fine quality Regenc period rosewood, thuya and brass lamp table with figured octagonal top with cross banded decoration on faceted brassbound collumn with applied ormalu mounts and umbrella tripod base.

Some top names are also returning after a period of not exhibiting. These include David Bedale, Glaisher & Nash, Galerie Bocara, Galleria dei Conorari, specialist Tunbridge Ware dealer, Amherst Antiques and Ivo Bouwman Fine Art after a 10 year absence. Key exhibitors confirmed include Charles Plante Fine Arts, Anthony Fell Antiques & Works of Art Ltd, Hatchwell Antiques, Van Kranendonk Duffels, Omnipod, Craig Carrington, Hansord, Clive Loveless Primal Art and Manuel Castilho Antiguidades.

Long and Ryle Gallery

Long & Ryle Gallery - Maro Gorky - Acer Campestris, Oil on canvas 2014

A tailored events programme with interesting, informative and thought provoking talks will take place throughout the Fair, featuring high profile speakers from the world’s leading art, design and heritage organisations – including the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID), World of Interiors, t he British Museum, the V&A and the Landmark Trust.

For full information, exhibitors and times see Olympia Art & Antiques Fair Olympia
Wimpole Gallery




Wimpole Antiques - a gold brooch by Garrard

Cover image Raffaello Pernici - An impressively large Art Nouveau vase, Egisto Fantechi, Florence, early 1900s.