For over 20 years the fair has been the Spring highlight for the fine art, design and antiques community, showcasing beautiful objects of outstanding quality from 100 of the UK’s finest dealers. The week-long event offers collectors, curators, art professionals and interior designers from across the world, the chance to meet BADA dealers, benefit from their extensive expertise and purchase exceptional pieces of traditional, modern and contemporary art and antiques.
Every item for sale at BADA 2017 has been carefully vetted for quality and authenticity by our specialist Vetting Committee, whose sole purpose is to maintain the high standards of the Association. BADA members are individually selected for their knowledge, expertise, integrity and exceptional stock, so the fair offers visitors a unique opportunity to buy beautiful objects in total confidence.
Sunday 9th April: 11am – 6pm
The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair has led the way as the antiques event for interior design, and was the first in the UK to offer a ‘look’ for decorating. From relatively modest beginnings in 1985, we have grown to encompass more than 140 exhibitors from across the UK and Europe.
Expect to find a wealth of wonderful period design: anything from £15 vintage French wine glasses to valuable paintings by well-known modern British and contemporary artists such as Barbara Hepworth and David Hockney, Peter Blake and Banksy.
Antiques dating from the 17th century to 1914 abound. Art Deco, post-war and later 20th century design makes up around one quarter of objects and furniture for sale. Unlike traditional antiques fairs, our dealers style their stands as room-sets so visitors can imagine how items might work in their own homes.