THE LONDON BULLETIN: The Chelsea Antiques fair

Nan Mabon,
is the American owner of Antiques Resource, the enormously successful antique furniture and accessories sourcing and buying service in London. For the past 17 years she has researched and purchased antiques for her high end clients there; 

Nan has kindly accepted to be a weekly contributor to my blog; she has the most exquisite taste, she knows the London market thoroughly and will certainly dazzle us with her choices and reports from one of the most lively, most trendy cities in Europe.

The Chelsea Antiques Fair
March is a busy month for a wide variety of English Antique dealers.
The high end BADA Fair (British Antique Dealers Association) took place in mid-March in a tent in Chelsea near the new Satcchi Gallery in the Sloane Square area.  Prices run on the higher end and some of the UK' s best dealers participate.

The Chelsea Antiques Fair, a more modest event, took place down the King's Road at the Chelsea Town Hall from the 17th to the 21st of March. Having the two fairs so close  makes  it easy for serious buyers to see lots of options quickly.  International buyers can start in Maastricht then take the Eurostar to London for a final shopping installment.

The purity and patination of the early Georgian "Low Boy" ads great warmth to a space.

An unusual Chippendale period side table. This BADA dealer won the award  for the most interesting stand at the Fair. Mixing together modern art with classic English furniture is definitely the way of the future and their selection of furniture and contemporary paintings deserves high marks.

An unusual Anatolian carpet from 1900

A late Georgian serving table with an abstract painting and a modern Japanese ceramic pot.

images antiques resource
Merci beaucoup, Nan 
au revoir.

1 comment:

  1. Fabulous post. I have always loved when classical and modern are mixed together. It gives lightness and a sense of I-don't-take-myself-too-seriously to a room while conveying elegance and quality. I especially like the tall thin sculpture on the small chest of drawer behind the Chippendale side table and modern painting on the Bada stand. The soft grey of the walls, the few colours and the spareness of the room make everything pop out. No wonder the dealer got a prize. It makes me want to change everything at home.
    Great posts, Nan. Can't wait fot the next one.