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LAPADA - Trade Association

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LAPADA, the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers, was founded in 1974 and now stands at over 550 members, which makes it it the largest association of professional art and antiques dealers in the UK. There are also 50 members in 16 other countries. Membership is only open to those who meet the Association’s requirements as to experience, quality of stock and knowledge of their subject and to those who adhere to the association's strict code of practice.


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From a selection on LAPADA's website

Posted: 26 April 2021




Antiques News & Fairs - LAPADA The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers

From a selection on LAPADA's website




A Short History of Chests of Drawers

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Though they are found in nearly every bedroom today, the history of chests of drawers began only a few hundred years ago. Whilst the coffer chest was in use from the 13th century onwards, it was not until the late 17th century that the use of drawers in chests emerged. This coincided with an increasing demand from the wealthiest patrons for luxury furniture and cabinet pieces, and also in an increasing number of cabinet-makers in employment.

These opulent cabinets later started filtering down to upper class and some middle-class homes. Adam Bowett’s English Furniture 1660-1714… notes that these cabinet designs likely influenced the chests of drawers found in ‘middling’ homes from the 1670s onwards, as cabinet-makers applied developing techniques. Read more...




LAPADA Webinar Series with Freya Simms

Thoughts And Predictions From Leaders In Culture And Design

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Freya Simms - CEO LAPADA

A new, free webinar series featuring LAPADA CEO, Freya Simms, in conversation with leading captains of culture.  Leading figures from the worlds of museums, design and curation will share their predictions for what the future holds for the art and cultural worlds as they make plans to emerge from the Covid-19 crisis.

Previous webinars are available on the links below and LAPADA will announce additions to the schedule as they are confirmed:

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Mark Hill

Dealers, listen to a conversation between Freya and 20th century design expert Mark Hill on maximising online sales. The discussion covers the current state of the online market, which marketplaces are the best fit for your business, and Mark’s advice for selling more online.


A conversation with LAPADA Member Connie Gray, Fashion Illustration Curator at Gray M.C.A and Kerry Taylor, Founder of leading couture auction house Kerry Taylor Auctions on the evolution of fashion illustration and couture, and how they became bona fide collecting categories.


Freya is joined by founder of the Inchbald School of Design, Jacqueline Duncan OBE along with two alumni, Staffan and Monique Tollgard, co-founders of Tollgard Design Group and Country Life Executive Editor Giles Kime for a special conversation celebrating 60 years of the Inchbald School of Design. They discuss the legacy of the school, the evolution of the interior design profession globally over the past half century and their predictions for the future of interior design in a post-Covid world.


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Dr Tristram Hunt

Dr Tristram Hunt, Director of the V&A Museum kicked-off the LAPADA Leaders series on Thursday 21 May at 1100 BST, discussing how the crisis can revolutionise and democratise cultural experiences and what cultural organisations can learn from the pandemic lockdown.


Design icons Kelly Hoppen and Katharine Pooley was in conversation on Wednesday 27 May at 1100 BST discussing the impact of the crisis on design trends and how it will affect the way we live and experience our homes.


On Wednesday 3 June, former National Portrait Gallery Director and National Trust trustee, Sandy Nairne was joined by The Foundling Museum’s Caro Howell in a discussion around the practicalities for museums as they look to reopen and what creative strategies will be employed to engage new audiences.


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James Peill

On Wednesday 10 June, Goodwood Curator James Peill and the Duke of Buccleuch’s Curator Scott MacDonald discussed country house curation and how in a world crisis the buildings and their collections are a monument to permanency.






Antiques news and fairs - LAPADA

Amethyst and pearl, 18CT yellow gold jewellery suite - Antique French c.1880 - £4,950.00


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A set of twelve framed 19th century pressed ferns - £9,620


 Antiques news and fairs - LAPADA

Sterling silver punch bowl and goblets by CJ Vander LTD - Vintage Elizaveth II C - £3,950


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Name: LAPADA - The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers
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