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The Winter Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair

22-27 January 2019

Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London

More than 150 dealers from the UK and Europe will be at the Fair, with a beautiful variety of antique and 20th century design drawn from sources around the world, dating from the early 1700s to 1970.  The breadth of choice is unbeatable, encompassing furniture, lighting, textiles, ceramics, glass, personal accessories including jewellery, fashion and watches, natural history items, architectural elements and garden artefacts.  Works of art from all periods to the contemporary – paintings, prints and sculpture – are an important element in the Decorative Fair mix.  The Cocktail Hour – Foyer Display:  Inspired by fashionable 1960s nightspots, with a touch of deco glamour, the Winter Fair Foyer will present a contemporary space for parties with a modern club room vibe.  The Cocktail Hour will incorporate diverse seating, side tables, lighting and decoration of all periods for a fresh look, beautifully accessorised with 20th century cocktail sets and antique drinking paraphernalia.  Drinks trolleys are still enormously popular and stylish examples will feature, alongside cocktail cabinets, serving trays, champagne buckets, bar accessories and glassware.  All items in the Fair display come from exhibitors and are for sale.  www.decorativefair.com


A special offer for London Ladies Club Members. Antarctica 2nd March -15th March 2019.  A fabulous opportunity to visit  Antarctica  on a  14 day Whale Watching cruise  with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution accompanied by a BBC film crew gathering footage of the whale study for the forthcoming production of Blue Planet Live. See member’s Offers section.  www.ice-tracks.com


A special offer for London Ladies Club Members. Antarctica 2nd March -15th March 2019.
A fabulous opportunity to visit Antarctica on a 14 day Whale Watching cruise with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution accompanied by a BBC film crew gathering footage of the whale study for the forthcoming production of Blue Planet Live. See member’s Offers section. www.ice-tracks.com

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THE LONDON ANTIQUE RUG & TEXTILE FAIR 

22 – 27 January 2019
Battersea Park, London

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The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair (LARTA) was launched in 2011 and is the only specialist fair dedicated to the appreciation of antique rug and textile art. The event brings together quality decorative pieces and interesting collectors' items presented by some of the UK and Europe’s most dynamic and knowledgeable dealers. The scope of interest is broad, and includes weavings from the Far East, Central Asia, Persia, India, Turkey, the Caucasus as well as from Europe and Africa, and from all periods up to the early 20th century in Europe. Clients include collectors, interior decorators and designers, private buyers and international dealers. 

The quality of the exhibitors at LARTA guarantees an event of high artistic significance and cultural merit. Many of our dealers exhibit regularly at important international antiques fairs and specialist symposiums. Several have written expert articles and books, travelled extensively to learn about the material culture and traditions of the weaving regions, and celebrated this extensive subject through exhibitions in their galleries. 

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Philip de László: An Anniversary Celebration

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Duke of York Square, Chelsea

"Has any one painter ever before painted so many interesting and historical personages?" Lord

Selborne. BADA returns to Duke of York Square from 20-26 March, and is proud to be working with

The de Laszlo Archive Trust will present one of the highlights of BADA 2019, the loan exhibition Philip de László: An Anniversary Celebration. De László was one of the most famous artists in the world in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is today celebrated as one of the last proponents of Grand Manner portraiture. His remarkable client list included many members of the royal and aristocratic houses of Europe, two Popes, four U.S. Presidents, and leading figures in politics, religion, society and industry. By the end of his life de László had been awarded 22 orders and 17 medals of merit by his royal sitters. Philip de László (1869-1937) was born Fülöp Laub, the eldest son of Adolf and Johanna Laub, a Budapest tailor and seamstress. He took the Hungarian name László, as a patriotic act in 1891, and was ennobled by Emperor Franz Joseph in 1912. His talent won him a scholarship to the Hungarian National Academy of Art, and he furthered his studies in Munich and Paris.His reputation grew steadily throughout the 1890s and in 1900 his portrait of Pope Leo XIII earned him a Grand Gold Medal at the Paris International Exhibition. .

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of de László’s birth, the exhibition at BADA 2019 will offer a selection of masterpieces of the artist’s oeuvre, all rarely seen paintings sourced from private collections. These include commissioned portraits which established de László’s unparalleled reputation, intimate portraits of family and friends, and examples of landscapes he painted for pleasure in his later years.

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