LAPADA Returns to Berkeley Square

Since 2009, the LAPADA Berkeley Square Fair has become a leading showcase for art and antiques on the international arts calendar, establishing a reputation for attracting buyers interested in significant one-of-a-kind investment pieces, alongside a new generation of keen collectors from around the world. The fair is located in the heart of Mayfair, known globally for its rich heritage, luxury retail, neighbouring art galleries, restaurants, hotels and private members clubs. The fair benefits from its close proximity to these establishments, with visitors spending well over £10m across the week.

New for 2024 is the launch of LAPADA Fringe, a celebration of Mayfair’s vibrant culture created by world famous establishments from The Connaught to Cartier. This year also marks the LAPADA association’s 50th anniversary, a milestone that will come to life through a series of curated events, in collaboration with experts and tastemakers leading up to and during the fair, celebrating the experience, knowledge, and history of LAPADA.

Breadth

Unrivalled in its breadth of exhibitors, this year’s confirmed galleries will unveil an exceptional collection of art and antiques, design and interiors from 80+ exhibitors, with antiquities, jewellery, watches, sculpture, fine art, furniture, clocks, crystals and minerals on display. Returning exhibitors, all renowned specialists in their fields, include Carole Tresor, Butchoff Antiques, The Parker Gallery, Lennox Cato Antiques, MacConnal-Mason and The Old Corkscrew alongside new to the fair exhibitors such as Olga Lagbesi, VANT and Gallery V from Schwyz. Specialist collectors will find exquisite pieces from David Thatcher’s Samurai Art, original 20th century European impressionist works from John Adams Fine Art and specialist objects and extraordinary forms from outside of Europe curated by new fair exhibitor Patrick Mestadgh.

Chief Executive, Freya Simms, comments: “We are delighted to announce the return of the LAPADA Berkeley Square Fair this October, coinciding with LAPADA’s milestone 50th anniversary. This year’s edition promises to be an exceptional showcase of art & antiques, attracting seasoned connoisseurs alongside a new generation of collectors with a growing interest in craftsmanship and heritage. Set in the unparalleled luxury of Mayfair, the fair fosters the joy of collecting amidst a discerning audience.”

FIRST LOOK: PREVIEW EXHIBITOR HIGHLIGHTS 

Gilt Bronze and Malachite Caset 
France, 1870 
A true object of desire. This fine gilt bronze and malachite casket has its original key and red lined interior. 
Presented by Lennox Cato Antiques 

‘Le Miel et Le Lait’ 
André Masson,1968 
André Masson commenced his artistic studies at the Academic Royale des Beaux Arts in Brussels, before moving to Paris in 1912 to continue his studies at the Ecole Superieure des Beaux Arts and eventually moving to United States amid the outbreak of World War II. This vibrant and visually dynamic piece was central to the artist’s ongoing exploration of Greek mythology, telling the story of the newly born Zeus and conveying the extremes of human emotion through both tragedy and comedy. 
Presented by John Adams Fine Arts 

Pair of George III Gainsborough Armchairs 
England, 1775 
This classic pair of George III carved mahogany Gainsborough armchairs, in fantastic condition. 
Presented by Lennox Cato Antiques 

Gold Match Safe Inset with Gold Quartz 
Attributed to George C. Shreve & Co. 
San Francisco, USA, 1870 
This sophisticated Gilded Age gold match safe is inset with beautiful gold quarts stone. It features an inscription reading “To John Archbald Esq, Cashier, San Francisco, Savings union, May 14th, 1870”. 
Presented by The Old Corkscrew 

Partners

The LAPADA Berkeley Square Fair is delighted to welcome back esteemed partners Rathbones incorporating Investec Wealth & Investment (UK), the Wallace Collection and Pulbrook & Gould for 2024, whose value and support leading up to and during the fair continue to bolster the fair’s success.

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