The Treasure House Fair

A history of maritime bravery and heroism on display at London’s Royal Hospital Chelsea

Wick Antiques will be exhibiting at The Treasure House Fair this summer

Wick Antiques is delighted to announce it will be back at the historic Royal Hospital Chelsea, London, exhibiting at The Treasure House Fair. Since the inception of Masterpiece in 2009, Wick Antiques has been honoured to regularly exhibit historically significant and interesting works of art in this iconic location.  This year we will continue our summer tradition showcasing models and medals, paintings and prints to celebrate the bicentenary of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution alongside other nautical pieces.

Wick Antiques will be at the Fair from 28th June – 2nd July, 2024, with a wonderful selection of maritime art and artefacts that highlight the incredible heroism of those willing to face the unpredictable seas to save others.  The UK coastline is a treacherous place, with even the most experienced leisure and commercial mariners able to get into difficulties. Our stand will display a variety of models from a silver presentation rowing lifeboat to one of the first Hydraulic Steam Lifeboats – the harbinger of the incredible leap from manpower to steam power which would transform the efficiency of RNLI lifeboats into the 20th century. There is an extensive archive from Sir Harold Dudley Clayton, which includes naval architects’ drawings, photograph albums, photographic glass slides and other fabulous models. Some famous rescues come to vivid life in the paintings of Joseph Newington Carter, the tragic the loss of the Scarborough Lifeboat Amelia in 1861, and of Thomas Rose Miles, the Hastings Lifeboat crew rowing into a stormy sea to investigate a tiny flare in the distance.

Alongside the tribute to the RNLI there will be interesting items relating to the  Royal Navy, the merchant navy and finally the great sailing boats from the Golden Age of yachting.

This exciting and interesting collection will be accompanied by the fifth catalogue in the Wick Antique series, ‘Britain on the High Seas: Heroic Endeavour’. This book will provide a detailed history of many of the items on display and can be purchased ahead of the Fair. All items will also be uploaded onto our website (wickantiques.co.uk). Proceeds from the sale of the catalogue will be donated  to the RNLI.

To order your tickets for The Treasure House Fair (28th June – 7th July 2024), please follow the link  Treasure House Fair Tickets

About The Treasure House Fair:

London’s pre-eminent inter-disciplinary art fair, The Treasure House Fair was founded in 2023 by Thomas Woodham-Smith and Harry Van der Hoorn – the co-founders of

Masterpiece (2009-2022). Brought to life in less than six months following the closure of Masterpiece, the fair’s first edition set in the beautiful grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea offered a fresh and bold remastering of London’s traditional summer fair, with a promise to preserve the event’s international renown for expertise and exceptional quality. Emboldened by the success of its opening year, the fair returns in 2024 with a larger space, with sustainable innovations and materials used throughout, and an extended roster of exhibitors – up 30% on last year.

Lapada Berkley Square 2023

Wick Antiques is thrilled to announce our return to the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair at Berkeley Square from September 26th to October 1st, 2023. This prestigious international event has grown to become a foremost showcase for art and antiques, attracting over a hundred exhibitors who present works from across the art, antiques, design and decorative arts spectrum.

Set in the beautiful Berkeley Square, a location that blends modern cosmopolitanism with historical resonance, LAPADA offers a unique experience for collectors, enthusiasts, and connoisseurs alike. As one of only two yearly events held at the square, the LAPADA fair is a must-see for anyone with an appreciation for fine art and antiques.

Our expertly curated collection features a diverse range of rare and exquisite pieces sourced from across the globe, each with its own unique history and provenance. From antique furniture and fine art to silverware and ceramics, we are dedicated to providing the very best in antique craftsmanship and design.

With over 100 specialist dealers presenting works of art spanning millennia, LAPADA is one of the leading multi-disciplinary fairs in the world. Every item for sale at the fair has been vetted by a 70-strong committee of specialists, ensuring authenticity and accuracy in attribution. So you can buy with confidence, knowing that each item is represented accurately and has not been significantly altered at a later stage.

Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to discover some of the finest art and antiques from across the globe. Join us at the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair and experience the very best that the art, antiques and design worlds have to offer.

Visit the website to find out more

The Chelsea Antiques & Fine Art Fair

The Chelsea Antiques & Fine Art Fair will be returning to The Chelsea Old Town Hall 23rd- 27th March. With an invitation only collectors preview on the 22nd of March.

Established in 1951, ‘Chelsea’ is now the longest running antiques fair in the UK. Join us to continue the story in 2022.

Fair partners include 28-50 Wine Workshop and Kitchen who bring the magic of French and modern European cuisine and wine to Chelsea. ALTIDO, a luxury short let management provider and Stephen Morris Shipping who with over 40 years experience in worldwide fine art and antiques shipping.

The Fair is also proud to announce that this year’s returning Fair Charity is The Edward Guinness Appeal who are committed to raising the final £2.7million needed to fully fund and complete a £15 million state-of-the-art Care and Rehabilitation Centre; supporting people to rebuild key life skills after an acquired brain injury, stroke or other neurological condition.

Show this ticket for entry – Wick Antiques Ltd – The Chelsea Antiques & Fine Art Fair E-Ticket

WICK ANTIQUES LTD CAF Ticket

 

The Chelsea Antiques Fair in Partnership in 2Covet

2Covet celebrates the 70th Anniversary of The Chelsea Antiques Fair in association with Caroline Penman

The Chelsea Antique Fair will be held 21st – 26th September 2021, with an invitation only Collectors Preview on Monday 20th of September.

We are delighted to announce Sophie Wood has been appointed as The Fair Director.

Chelsea Antiques Fair Relaunched for 70-Year Celebration – and Leading Dealers Return

With a strong assembly of exhibitors the fair will seek to hark back to its roots in the 1960s and 70s when Chelsea Antiques Fair on the fashionable King’s Road was a special social occasion attracting the most discerning art and antiques afficionados from across London and the south of England.

Making their debut will be several leading specialist dealers; Steve Sly Japanese Works of Art, Hansord, Butchoff Antiques, Bowman Antiques, Santos London and Hatchwell Antiques, Freya Mitton & Fileman Antiques as well as returning dealers Mary Cooke Antiques, Morgan Strickland Decorative Arts and Farnham Antiques.

The Fair will also include a pop up restaurant operated by Chucs Restaurants in the Cadogan Hall who specialise in sourcing and serving up the highest quality food within exquisite settings.

Fair partners also include ALTIDO, a luxury short let management provider and Stephen Morris Shipping who with over 40 years experience in worldwide fine art and antiques shipping.

The Fair is also proud to announce that this year’s Fair Charity is The Edward Guinness Appeal who are committed to raising the final £2.7million needed to fully fund and complete a £15 million state-of-the-art Care and Rehabilitation Centre; supporting people to rebuild key life skills after an acquired brain injury, stroke or other neurological condition.

Stand 28 – Show the below ticket for entry.

Wick Antiques Ltd – The Chelsea Antiques Fair E-Ticket

The Open Art Fair

18 – 24 MARCH 2020

The Open Art Fair

Featuring 1000s of objects from an eclectic inter-disciplinary mix of dealers. The Open Art Fair offers a celebration of excellence in a surprising multiplicity of fields, with works on display stretching from ancient antiquity to the contemporary. Any collector or enthusiast will be surprised and delighted by the discoveries to be made. The fair will continue to be vetted by the British Antique Dealers Association. Visitors will be entertained not only by the diversity of the exhibits but also by superb cocktails and delicious artisanal food.

 

View our exhibitor page here

The Winter Show – New York

The Winter Show is the leading art, antiques, and design fair in America, featuring 70 of the world’s top experts in the fine and decorative arts.

Held at the historic Park Avenue Armory in New York City, the fair highlights a dynamic mix of works dating from ancient times through the present day and maintains the highest standards of quality in the art market. Each object at the fair is vetted for authenticity, date, and condition by a committee of 150 experts from the United States and Europe.

 

We will be exhibiting on booth A11 – Visit their website here

Masterpiece Fair 2020 – Virtual Fair

Regrettably, but in our view sensibly, Masterpiece 2020 has been cancelled.  However, as our preparations were well underway and we had already amassed, researched and photographed 98% of the pieces for our second book in the series ‘Britain on the High Seas’ we are forging ahead with that. At the very least we can send it out as a pdf to interested parties.   

This year we are once again featuring Trafalgar, with personal items belonging to Emma, Lady Hamilton and Admiral Lord Nelson, including her posy box for her wedding flowers and an armorial door panel from his carriage.  H.M.S. Victory and her crew are represented by Naval Surgeon William Beatty’s medicine chest and souvenirs made from Victory oak.  The most exciting collection, however, shines the spotlight on arguably the second most famous battleship of that period, H.M.S. Bellerophon (known as Billy Ruffian by her crew because they could not pronounce her name.)  Having fired the first shots against the French Revolutionary navy, Bellerophon also played her part in the final moments of Napoleon’s bid to rule the world as the ship to which he surrendered in 1815.  His armies had finally been routed at the Battle of Waterloo, some months before, and we are offering two cannon from that battle. These have a nautical connection as they became ship’s cannon on board the private yacht of the Marquess of Conyngham, Minerva.

The Minerva leads us neatly to the middle section of the collection, Trophies, which focuses on yachting for cruising and competing with the flag of royal racing yacht Britannia, King William IV’s ‘gold’ cup for the Royal Yacht Squadron made by William Bateman of Rundell, Bridge and Co and other trophies.  The final section is devoted to Trade.  The defeat of Napoleon ensured a century of peace in which Britain could use her maritime supremacy to create unrivalled trading opportunities.  Exotic imports included silks, porcelain, colonial furniture and large supplies of raw materials. For our purposes the greatest of these was timber.  British craftsmen transformed mahogany, amboyna, ebony and rosewood into luxury furniture of which we are offering a dozen or more fine examples. Our second book is now available to view as a PDF here  ‘Britain on the High Seas: Trafalgar, Trophies and Trade’

Lapada Fair – 2019

Since inception over 10 years ago, the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair has grown to become an international showcase for art and antiques, as well as one of the most prestigious events on the London social calendar.

13th – 18th September 2019
Stand A26

Website: https://lapadalondon.com/

Lapada Fair 23rd – 28th September 2015

Lapada Fair 2015

23rd – 28th September 2015

The LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair in Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London is this Autumn’s must-visit event for sourcing and buying fine art and antiques. Among the exceptional works on offer are furniture, jewellery, carpets, tapestries, antiquities, clocks, ceramics, silver and fine art. The Fair will take place from Wednesday 23rd until Sunday 27th September 2015.

The seventh annual LAPADA Fair follows the success of this year’s event, where approximately 20,000 visitors from around the world attended over the course of five days. Private collectors and art and antiques enthusiasts flocked to the Fair, where an expert committee of 50 specialists pre-vetted every piece on sale at the show.

This highly esteemed event in the art and antiques calendar continues to grow in popularity, as quality and authenticity underpin the works on offer. One hundred dealers and experts in their fields will participate in this year’s Fair, which is a ‘one stop shop’ for the most sought after pieces. Prices of works range from £500 up to £500,000 and beyond, offering the most discerning collector exceptional antiques and fine art to choose from and inviting first time collectors to develop exciting new interests.

Tuesday 23rd September 11am – 9pm Private preview
Wednesday 24th September 11am – 5.30pm
Thursday 25th September 11am – 6pm
Friday 26th September 11am – 7pm
Saturday 27th September 11am – 7pm
Sunday 28th September 11am – 5pm

Decorative Battersea Fair – Spring 2016

Please see attached invitation for this spring fair at Battersea Park.

We hope you will come and see us at our stand no. 105.

Antiques and 20th Century Design For Interior Decoration

 

Battersea Decorative Fair - Spring 2016
Battersea Decorative Fair – Spring 2016

Masterpiece London 2015

25th June 2015 – 1st July 2015

24th June 11am − 10pm,  Private Preview day, by invitation only

Thursday 25th June 11am − 9pm
Friday 26th June 11am − 9pm
Saturday June 11am − 7pm
Sunday June  11am − 7pm
MondayJune 11am − 9pm
Tuesday June (Followed by the Charity Party at 7pm)
Wednesday July 11am −9pm

 

LOCATION I South Grounds
The Royal Hospital Chelsea
Chelsea Embankment
Near Sloane Square
London SW3 4LW

Olympia International Arts and Antiques Fair June 2015 18th – 28th June 2015

Olympia International Arts and Antiques Fair June 2015

18th – 28th June 2015

The next Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair will take place at a later date between 18 – 28 June 2015. Coinciding with some of the auction houses major sales and other fairs, this date change will help to underpin London as the global focus for art and antiques during June.

Attended by interior decorators, collectors and art and antique lovers alike, the fair continues to be recognised as one of the most prestigious and celebrated art and antiques fairs in the capital.

Thursday 18th June, PREVIEW DAY 11am – 9pm
Friday 19th June  11am – 7pm
Saturday 20th June  11am – 7pm
Sunday 21th June  11am – 7pm
Monday 22th June  11am – 7pm
Tuesday 23th June  11am – 7pm
Wednesday 24th June  11am – 7pm
Thursday 25th June LATE NIGHT 11am – 9pm
Friday 26 June 11am – 7pm
Saturday 27 June 11am – 7pm
Sunday 28 June 11am – 5pm

 

Lapada Fair 2014 23rd – 28th September 2014

Lapada Fair 2014

23rd – 28th September 2014

 The LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair in Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London is this Autumn’s must-visit event for sourcing and buying fine art and antiques. Among the exceptional works on offer are furniture, jewellery, carpets, tapestries, antiquities, clocks, ceramics, silver and fine art. The Fair will take place from Wednesday 24th September until Sunday 28th September 2014.

The fifth annual LAPADA Fair follows the success of last year’s event, where more than 17,000 visitors from around the world attended over the course of five days. Private collectors and art and antiques enthusiasts flocked to the Fair, where an expert committee of 50 specialists pre-vetted every piece on sale at the show.

This highly esteemed event in the art and antiques calendar continues to grow in popularity, as quality and authenticity underpin the works on offer. One hundred dealers and experts in their fields will participate in this year’s Fair, which is a ‘one stop shop’ for the most sought after pieces. Prices of works range from £500 up to £500,000 and beyond, offering the most discerning collector exceptional antiques and fine art to choose from and inviting first time collectors to develop exciting new interests.