BADA, the British Antique Dealers’ Association, has announced that it will be returning to Duke of York Square in March for the 27th edition of its annual celebration of fine art, design and antiques, BADA 2019. Showcasing more than 5,000 objects, spanning ancient antiquity to modern and contemporary, BADA 2019 will offer collectors, curators and art lovers the opportunity to browse and buy exceptional items of incomparable craftsmanship and provenance from 100 of the UK’s finest dealers.
Among the leading galleries exhibiting at BADA 2019 will be Godson & Coles, specialists in English period furniture and British Art of the mid-20th century, Sandra Cronan, dealing in esoteric jewellery from the 17th onwards, and W.W. Warner Antiques, specialists in porcelain, pottery and glass from the 16th to the 19th century. BADA are also delighted to welcome back Alexander di Carcaci and James McWhirter, who specialise in English, Continental and Colonial furniture and works of art, award-winning English clock dealer Howard Walwyn, and fourth generation English and French antique furniture specialist Frank Partridge.
Each year, BADA exhibitors assemble unique, distinctive and unrivalled collections, featuring works from many of the world’s finest artists and makers. Among the remarkable pieces already confirmed for BADA 2019 are a giltwood sofa upholstered in blue damask, attributed to the workshop of Thomas Chippendale (1718-1779), a Louis XIV Bureau Mazarin attributed to celebrated Parisian ébéniste Pierre Golle (1620-1684), and works by celebrated painters including J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851), Edgar Degas (1834-1917), James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), and Henry Moore (1898-1986).
In keeping with BADA’s commitment to promote the best of the UK and International fine art and antiques trade, several new exhibitors will join this year’s event. For the first time at BADA 2019 will be Alberto Santos, who will be exhibiting a collection of fine Chinese porcelain from the 16th to the 19th century. The event will also welcome new BADA members Salamon Fine Art, an Italian gallery, based in Milan, who specialise in Fine Prints and Contemporary Figurative Art, and 3 Details Ltd, who will be exhibiting fine and decorative antiques, furniture and design.
BADA 2019 will provide an impressive offering of traditional, modern and contemporary art with the return of popular exhibitors including Rountree Tryon Galleries, Trinity House Paintings, Jonathan Cooper, Long and Ryle, The Parker Gallery and Strachan Fine Art, catering for every taste from Old Masters to Impressionists, and from Portraits to Pop Art.
BADA is proud to offer an equally comprehensive range of exhibitors in the field of fine furniture with the likes of Patrick Sandberg, Freshfords Fine Antiques, Hugh Leuchars and Lennox Cato exhibiting displays of the very finest antique British and Continental furniture. A strong selection of early oak and country house furniture will also be on display from specialists including Beedham Antiques, Early Oak at Wysdom Hall and Wakelin & Linfield. Many of the UK’s finest jewellery specialists will once again be exhibiting at BADA 2019, including Anthea A G Antiques, Nigel Norman Fine Jewels, Howards of Stratford Ltd, Nigel Milne and Grey Harris & Co., offering an exceptional collection of fine and rare antique pieces from the 17th to the 20th century, including signed items from the world’s leading houses including Tiffany & Co., Bvlgari, Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels.
Modern and contemporary design, interiors and fashion will be offered by the likes of Holly Johnson Antiques, specialising in Italian mid-Century designers such as Gio Ponti and Piero Fornasetti, and Hatchwell Antiques, who seamlessly blend an eclectic mix of classical and 20th century design with items of aeronautica. Gray M.C.A, will exhibit iconic works from the Masters of 20th century Fashion Illustration, while Jeroen Markies will show Art Deco furniture, sculpture and glass, by makers including Epstein, Heal’s of London, and Lalique.
The breadth of specialisms on offer at BADA 2019 will also include porcelain and ceramics, textiles and carpets, silver and metalware, clocks, watches and scientific instruments, antique and contemporary glass, arms and armour, sculpture, Asian and oriental art, and antique boxes. Every object on display at BADA 2019 will be individually vetted for quality and authenticity by BADA’s independent Vetting Committee of industry leading experts, meaning visitors can buy with complete assurance.
2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Philip de László (1869-1937), the celebrated master of Grand Manner portraiture, who painted many of the most powerful and influential figures in late 19th century Europe and America. BADA 2019 is honoured to partner with The de Laszlo Archive Trust to present some of the finest examples of his work, sourced from private collections. The works included in the exhibition will combine important commissioned public portraits, more intimate portraits of family and friends, and examples of de László’s landscape paintings, created in the last years of his life, offering a remarkable perspective on the career of this prolific and highly-regarded artist. For additional information visit www.delaszlocatalogueraisonne.com