LAPADA Returns to Berkeley Square in September

LAPADA Berkeley Sqaure First Look, Grand piano PH Bow by Andreas Christensen, Danish, Circa 1937, presented by Hatchwell Antiques

LAPADA’s Berkeley Square Fair, London’s leading art fair, is set to return to its iconic location in Berkeley Square from 27th September – 1st October 2023 (preview on 26th September). Here is a First Look, an early curation of outstanding works that esteemed LAPADA members will be presenting, demonstrating the quality and variety of the 2023 fair offering. Covering centuries of design, antiquities, jewellery and art, the Berkeley Square Fair will serve, once again, to exemplify the strength of the UK art trade.

17th Century portrait of a boy with his dog in a landscape, attributed to Willem Wissing (1656–1887) and studio, presented by Isherwood FineArt

LAPADA, the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers is the largest society of professional art and antiques dealers in Europe. It is a trusted resource for private collectors and the art & antiques trade alike. Established in 1974, it boasts over 500 worldwide members, who are experts in their fields, with specialities ranging from fine art, jewellery and furniture to contemporary works, sculpture and ceramics.

Vintage Bulgari Cabochon Ruby and Diamond Dress-Ring, Bulgari, presented by Agatha AG Antiques

The organisation supports its members by offering industry advice, training and resources, as well as by lobbying the government on issues affecting the trade. Due to the Association’s strict Code of Practice, clients are offered reassurance when purchasing from a LAPADA member. LAPADA’s website is one of the leading online marketplaces for sourcing authentic art and antiques.

An extraordinary silver strong box casket, Barnard & Sons 1923. An unusual piece believed to be a commission of a copy of a specific casket, with features reminiscent of 13th – 16th century silverwork. It has been worked and oxidized to give the appearance of rusting iron. Presented by the Peartree Collection

LAPADA has revealed the first brand partners for its 2023 edition of the Berkeley Square Fair. Investec is confirmed as the exclusive wealth management sponsor with the Royal Mint, the home of precious metals and exemplars of British craftsmanship, also supporting the fair. The Wallace Collection is to be the fair’s cultural partner whilst Fromental brings its hand painted and hand embroidered silk wall coverings to the fair’s public areas.

Investec has a long association with the arts and helps its clients to acquire and preserve both private and corporate collections. Only last year it supported Living with Art we Love at Chatsworth which featured favourite objects of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.

The Royal Mint is the UK’s oldest company and official maker of British coins. For decades, it has promoted the joy of collecting through the release of limited-edition coinage. More recently it has developed a jewellery collection from responsibly sourced precious metals, 886 by Dominic Jones, pieces from which will be showcased at the fair. This latest initiative celebrates the intrinsic value of precious metals and champions traditional British craftsmanship, a value that lies at the heart of LAPADA and the Berkeley Square Fair.


The Wallace Collection is home to a magnificent array of fine and decorative arts collected by Sir Richard Wallace. The fair’s top clients’ along with those of its partners, will be invited to private views hosted by the collection’s curators, whilst visitors to the fair can purchase tickets providing access to its hotly anticipated forthcoming exhibition, Portraits of Dogs: From Gainsborough to Hockney.

Fromental creates the world’s most beautiful wall coverings using hand painting and hand embroidery. Its craftsmanship is called upon by some of the world’s leading luxury brands such as London’s Goring Hotel and New York’s Kips Bay Decorators’ Show House.

Commenting on the sponsor announcement, LAPADA CEO Freya Simms comments, “We are delighted to reveal our first partners whose support will further leverage the Berkeley Square Fair, attracting new audiences with both the curiosity and means to collect. Our Mayfair location provides a glamorous and edifying destination in which to host high net worth clients, surrounded by hundreds of years of heritage, history and craftsmanship. We have received unprecedented interest in the fair leading to 50% of stands allocated within the first four weeks and we expect to make further partner and exhibitor announcements shortly.”

Dealers who have confirmed their stands include the following:

Fine Art/Pictures

Dinan & Chighine
Panter & Hall Ltd
John Adams Fine Art
John Bennett Fine Paintings
John Iddon Fine Art
Isherwood Fine Art Ltd
Paul Mayhew
Willow Gallery
Karen Taylor Fine Art
MacConnal-Mason Gallery
The Hunt Gallery
Walker Galleries
The Parker Gallery Ltd
Rountree Tryon Gallery

Furniture/ Antiques/Porcelain

Adrian Alan
Hatchwell Antiques Ltd
Lennox Cato Antiques & Works of Art
Alexandra Alfandrary
Serhat Ahmet
Wakelin & Linfield
Wick Antiques
Witney Antiques
Boccara Gallery

Silver, Jewellery, Watches

Anthea A G Antiques
Mary Cooke Antiques Ltd
N&I Franklin
The Old Corkscrew
Facet & Fable
The Peartree Collection
Horton London
Sandra Cronan
Spicer Warin
Timewise Vintage Watches
VKD Jewels
Wimpole Antiques
J.H. Bourdin Smith

C20th, contemporary and other

3details Ltd
Alan Wheatley Art
Architectural Heritage Ltd
Carol Tresor
Guelfucci Gallery
Tanya Baxter Contemporary
Jonathan Cooper
Crosta Smith Gallery
Freya Mitton
M&D Moir
David Thatcher Samurai Art

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