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12 September, 2016

London’s LAPADA Art and Antiques Fair 2016

The LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair returns for its eighth edition in 2016 from September 13-18 at Berkeley Square in Mayfair with a lineup of more than 100 members of LAPADA the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers – the UK’s largest society of professional art and antique dealers. London’s LAPADA Art and Antiques Fair 2016 is a special event, taking place during London Design Festival.

London’s LAPADA Art and Antiques Fair 2016 LAPADA Art and Antiques Fair 2016 London’s LAPADA Art and Antiques Fair 2016 bl limited edition 750LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair will once again showcase some of the world’s most coveted antiques, objects of design, and works of fine and decorative art, including furniture, carpets, jewellery, tapestries, antiquities, ceramics, silver, and fine art. Take a Look at some of them!

London’s LAPADA Art and Antiques Fair 2016 LAPADA Art and Antiques Fair 2016 London’s LAPADA Art and Antiques Fair 2016 1 8Under the moon dial at the top of this stunning clock, it says Tempus Rerum Imperator – ‘Time is the ruler of all things’. It certainly seems to be when you see the intricate detail of the cream lacquer and the finely crafted dials. On the front are depictions of a banquet, horses and riders, running hounds and people relaxing by an oriental pavilion. The clock was made in Wells and has dials for the time as well as days and lunar phases.

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London’s LAPADA Art and Antiques Fair 2016 LAPADA Art and Antiques Fair 2016 London’s LAPADA Art and Antiques Fair 2016 2 6This unusual ivory chandelier was made for Schloss Linderhof, a Bavarian castle belonging to King Ludwig II whose fantastical ambitions resulted in many fairytale-type castles including, most famously,Neuschwanstein. Phillip Perrot (1840-1907), who almost certainly designed this piece, was Ludwig’s court sculptor.

3 LAPADA Art and Antiques Fair 2016 London’s LAPADA Art and Antiques Fair 2016 3 2Though it isn’t huge (just 155 x 66cm), this rya (a type of Scandinavian rug) is a particularly interesting example of early 20th-century Scandinavian decorative art. It is thought to have been made by Laila Karttunen, who won the Milan Triennale in 1933 and may have made the rug in celebration. Another theory is that the woven letters are ‘AA’ – standing for renowned husband and wife design team, Alvar and Aino Aalto.

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The Middle East is renowned for its carpets and, Tabriz, a city in what was once Persia and is now northwestern Iran, is one of the oldest centres of production for these woven masterpieces. The design of this rug follows a classic central medallion-type pattern and was handwoven in the city around 1890.

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