Anthony Fell - A rare 17th century Florentine Pietra Dura and ebonised cabinet on stand.
|ABOUT THIS FAIR:
The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia, the UK's longest running, professionally vetted fair, will return on 26 June - 2 July 2017. Now in its historic 45th year, the event features many dealers not seen at any other UK fairs, and offers London's largest range of antiques, and in particular furniture ranging from the C17th to C20th.
Taking place in the elegant National Hall in London Olympia, the event will comprise 160 dealers, showcasing 55,000 pieces for sale in the categories of art, furniture, silver, mirrors, sculpture, ceramics, Art Deco, mid-century modern, jewellery, textiles, glass and photography. Prices start at £100 and go up to hundreds of thousands. The fair is expected to attract over 20,000 visitors over its 7-day run.
Peartree Collection - A pair of John Paul Cooper candlesticks made of oxidised copper, silver and abalone.
Anthea AG - David Webb Bombe diamond ring set in 18 carat gold.
Craig Carrington - Neoclassical Copper, Repousse Bust of a Roman Goddess believed to be by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi (1834-1904), creator of the Statue of Liberty. French, 2nd half of the C19th.
|WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THIS FAIR:
Regular exhibitors returning this year include Joost van den Bergh, Manuel Castilho (Portugal), Anthony Fell, Joanna Booth, Clive Loveless Primal Art, Haynes Fine Art, John Carroll Antiques, JM Baptista (Portugal), Morgan Strickland Decorative Arts, and The Old Corkscrew (South Africa). Dealers returning after some time away include Honourable Silver Objects (Belgium), Imperial Fine Books (USA), Muse the Sculpture Company, and Jill Fenichell (USA). New exhibitors for 2017 include MB Art SLR (Italy), Manya Igel Fine Arts Ltd and Marina Oriental Art.
Having made a successful debut at the Art & Antiques Fair Olympia 2016, SOFA London, a version of the critically acclaimed Chicago-based show, Sculptural Objects Functional Art and Design Fair (SOFA), will make a welcome return, celebrating contemporary three-dimensional art and design.
Brand new for 2017 is the Interior Design Talk Series, where design experts will discuss topics and provide inspiration and advice on how to use some of the pieces on sale. Other speakers from the programme include Curators from The British Museum and Tate Britain. Independent Art Advisor, Vanessa Curry will give daily highlights tours.
Tanya Baxter - Zeng Chuanxing – Red Paper Bride, oil on canvas, 130 x 150cm.
Boccara - ‘Serpent Noir’, wool tapestry by Sonia Delaunay.
Morgan Strickland - Vase by mid century modern designer, Dino Martens for Aureliano Toso.
Wakelin & Linfield - An 18th Century primitive ash and elm Comb Back Windsor Chair.
Cover Image: Tanya Baxter - Zeng Chuanxing – Red Paper Bride, oil on canvas, 130 x 150cm.