BRAFA: BRUSSELS ANTIQUE & FINE ART FAIR21 - 29 Jan 2017
Celebrating its 62th edition, BRAFA is the world's longest running and one of Europe's leading art and antiques fairs.
BRAFA, short for Brussels Antiques & Fine Arts Fair is organized every year by the Belgian Antiques Fair not-for-profit association. The first ever fair in 1955 was held in the Arlequin Hall of the Galerij Louiza. This first Belgian Antiques Fair or Foire des Antiquaires de Belgique copied the example of Grosvenor House in London and the Prinsenhof in Delft, but preceded similar fairs set up in Paris, Florence and Munich.
As the fair became increasingly successful and more and more antiques dealers wanted to take part, the need arose for a hall on a scale that could meet this growing demand. The range of art objects on display also continued to expand. Between 1967 and 2003, the fair was held in the "Palais des Beaux-Arts" in Brussels. In 2004 the Belgium Antiques Fair moved to the Tour & Taxis industrial site in the Noordwijk district of Brussels alongside the Willebroek canal: a true gem of Belgian industrial architectural heritage. Now that an ample exhibition space with a huge capacity was guaranteed, the Antiques Fair purposely sought to significantly increase the number of participants. Having grown from twenty Belgian antique dealers at the outset to around one hundred and twenty participants from both Belgium and abroad, the last few years have seen the Antiques Fair become an international fair on a European scale.
The Antiques Fair works hard to increase the quality of the participants each year, but always with the aim of retaining its own individual character. As well as this internationalisation, over the years the fair has also embraced modern and contemporary art. The Belgian Antiques Fair not-for-profit association was placed under the High Protection of Her Majesty the Queen on 30 September 2009.
LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair13 - 18 Sep 2016
Since its inception in 2009, the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair has grown to become a foremost international showcase for art and antiques, as well as one of the most prestigious events on the London social calendar. It’s one of only two yearly events to grace the beautiful Berkeley Square. At the heart of the modern, cosmopolitan city yet steeped in historical resonance, the location could not be more fitting.
100 exhibitors present work from across the art, antiques, design and decorative arts spectrum. Including jewellery, furniture, carpets, tapestries, antiquities, clocks, ceramics, silver and fine art, authenticity is assured thanks to a 70-member specialist committee pre-vetting everything on sale.
With prices ranging from £500 to £500,000 and above, sought-after pieces appeal to both the established collector and first-time buyer alike. A unique stage that welcomes visitors from across the world, the fair blends eclecticism, artistry and hospitality in perfect measure. An esteemed occasion, and a door to an intriguing world.
BLAW: Brown's London Art Weekend1 - 3 Jul 2016
Celebrate the unrivalled quality and diversity of Mayfair’s and St. James’s galleries and auction houses.
This summer, Brown's London Art Weekend 1 - 3 July, will bring the cultural landscape of Mayfair to life with a weekend of free and engaging events, exhibitions and talks, showcasing the diverse creative offering of one of the world’s most historic art districts. Building on the success of previous years, the event will see over 60 participating galleries and auction houses in Mayfair and St James’s open their doors to the public.