• LONDON, United Kingdom
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  • January 25, 2012

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Image left to right: Wenty Beaumont, director, Dickinson and Prince Harry


Masterpiece London is once again set to thrill collectors and new enthusiasts across the globe with a spectacular line up of UK and international dealers committed to exhibiting at the fair this year. In its third year Masterpiece London has firmly restored London’s position as essential to the global art and antiques market.  The fair will take place from 28 June – 4 July 2012 (with a Preview on Wednesday 27 June) in the South Grounds of The Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3.

Hailed by Oprah Winfrey as an event with “….an exciting and diverse range of quality and beautiful things” and described by Sir David Tang as being “at the premier end of all the fairs”, Masterpiece London showcases the best of the best in art, antiques and design from around the world.

With capacity for up to 170 exhibitors and an exceptional list of dealers already signed up, the fair will once again bring to London a wealth of exceptional UK and international exhibitors, including Dickinson (London, UK), A La Vieille Russie (New York City, USA), Alessandra di Castro & Carlo Orsi (Rome, Italy), Sycomore Ancient Art (Geneva, Switzerland) and Brame & Lorenceau (Paris, France).  New and exciting names are also confirmed for 2012, including Siegelson (New York City, USA), Rudigier (Munich, Germany), Applicat-Prazan (Paris, France), Kaare Bernsten (Oslo, Norway), Hemmerle (Munich, Germany), and Sperone Westwater (New York City, USA).

A wide-ranging collection of unusual objects of the highest order across an assortment of disciplines, from the fine and decorative arts to important collectors’ pieces such as rare maps, watches, jewellery, fine wines, important furniture and contemporary design, will be offered for sale.  All works will be stringently vetted by a committee of experts before the fair opens, giving buyers every confidence in their choice.

The discerning visitor will be spoilt for choice at Masterpiece London 2012, with not only a treasure trove of magnificent exhibits to discover, but also a complimentary educational visitor programme of captivating lectures from The Wallace Collection and engaging experiences with exhibitors, as well as a fine dining offering courtesy of Caprice Holdings. Masterpiece London is also delighted to announce CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, has once again been selected as the beneficiary of the Masterpiece London Midsummer Party which will take place this year on Tuesday 3rd July.  

Thomas Woodham-Smith, Chairman of Masterpiece London, said, “In a year where the international spotlight shines brightly on London, exciting plans are in the pipeline to ensure Masterpiece London 2012 is bigger and better than ever. Further details will be unveiled over the coming months, and guarantee to wow everyone from the established aficionado to the curious newcomer.”

2012 Opening Times:


Wednesday 27 June, 11.00 – 22.00


Thursday 28 June & Friday 29 June 11.00 to 21.00

Saturday 30 June & Sunday 1 July 11.00 – 19.00

Monday 2 July & Wednesday 4 July 11.00 to 21.00

Tuesday 3 July 11.00 to 18.00 followed by the Masterpiece Midsummer Party in support of CLIC Sargent 19.00 – 22.00

2012 Ticket Prices:

Preview Ticket: £100 per person – limited availability

Public Ticket: £20 per person

Charity Party Ticket: £150 per person

2012 Box Office Details:

Tickets can be purchased online at from 3 January 2012

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