BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair, The Duke of York Square, London SW3, 19th – 25th March.
All dealers showing at this prestigious Fair are members of the British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) which represents the country’s leading dealers. The Fair provides a mixture of period and contemporary items of great quality and beauty.
Each year there is always a special loan exhibition. This year a rather special collection of fifty miniatures are being shown in In Love and War: The Story of the Military Miniature Portrait. Numbered among them is this c.1787 portrait. The sitter that has recently been identified as depicting the future Duke of Wellington aged 19 and it is the earliest known image of him.
This fine and rare late 17th century ebony armchair was made in either South India or Ceylon and was originally at Longleat House, Wiltshire. It is shown by Harris Lindsay.
It is believed that this scintillating peacock feather necklace, on Sandra Cronan’s stand, was made for and purchased by the Grand Duke Alexis from the Parisian firm of Boucheron in 1883 at a cost of 14,000 francs. The feather is detachable and can be worn as either a hair ornament or as a brooch.
Ellison Fine Art is showing this beautiful but moving miniature of the Prince Regent’s daughter, Princess Charlotte during her pregnancy, she sadly died in childbirth in November 1817. It is signed ‘Charlotte Jones Pinxit Miniature Painter to Her Late Royal Highness The Princess Charlotte of Wales’ indicating that it was completed after the Princesses’ untimely death.
The above just gives a taste of what you may find at this show which is always a delight to visit.
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