BADA Fair

The BADA Fair is a major showcase of fine art, design and antiques taking place in London in the early spring each year. Stands are exclusive to members of the British Antique Dealers’ Association.

The art and antiques on display range from 16th century works of art to contemporary furniture, and all items are vetted to ensure quality and authenticity.


BADA tweaks fair vetting panels – but defends use of dealers after TEFAF change

19 November 2018

Dealer association BADA has introduced changes to the vetting committee of its fairs to “ensure independence”. While dealers can still hold vetting positions, the chairs of 16 specialist sub-committees must now be non-exhibitors.

BADA boutique event dropped for October

13 August 2018

BADA Collection, the boutique fair which was launched by the British Antiques Dealers’ Association last year at the Lanesborough hotel, has been put ‘on hold’ for this autumn.

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BADA fair: play the long game as visitors take a more considered approach

02 April 2018

Slow and steady. That, dealers reported, was the general course of sales at the recent British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) fair.

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Archibald Knox silver inkwell among early sales at BADA fair

19 March 2018

Among the first sales of BADA 2018 was this modernist Archibald Knox silver and pink enamel inkwell sold from the stand of The Peartree Collection for more than £10,000.

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BADA fair looks forward, not back

19 March 2018

As TEFAF Maastricht hit fifth gear, it was best objects forward for the 100 dealers bringing art, design and antiques to BADA’s 2018 fair in Duke of York Square on the King’s Road, Chelsea last week.

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Exhibitor awards revealed as art and antiques fair BADA 2018 opens to the public

15 March 2018

Art and antiques fair BADA 2018 opened to the public yesterday and unveiled its exhibitor awards for best object, lighting, display and the coveted best stand.

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BADA makes designs for life

05 March 2018

Don’t call it dated, fusty or old-fangled. The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) is here to prove that antiques have a place even in contemporary homes.

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BADA celebrates centenary with special showcase at March fair

16 January 2018

The British Antiques Dealers’ Association (BADA) will host a showcase of antiques and art used in contemporary interiors as part of its schedule of centenary celebrations this year.

New BADA boutique fair for October

05 June 2017

The British Antiques Dealers Association (BADA) will launch a new collectors’ show this autumn bringing together 20 dealers for a “curated collectors’ event”.

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BADA fair edges into a new era

05 April 2017

This year’s event was another step on the organisation’s road to modernisation

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‘Amazingly positive’ after six-figure sale at BADA fair

01 April 2017

An imposing sight on the stand of London furniture dealer Godson & Coles, this early 18th century japanned bureau cabinet sold for a six-figure sum at the BADA 2017 fair.

Soapbox: Did the changes made to this year’s BADA fair make a difference?

01 April 2017

Two opposing views on the big questions facing the trade…

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Furniture dealer Rolleston sells William and Mary marquetry cabinet to international museum

27 March 2017

Kensington Church Street dealer Rolleston recently sold a William and Mary cabinet to an international museum for a mid-six-figure sum.

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BADA Fair 2017 – slideshow from last night’s private view party

16 March 2017

BADA 2017 kicked off this week with a private view party at the venue in Duke of York Square in Chelsea. Among those attending was Lord Heseltine. ATG brings you a selection of 10 shots from the event.

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Stubbs painting rediscovered after “one of the biggest deaccessioning blunders”

14 March 2017

A painting by George Stubbs previously believed to be a copy will be offered by The Parker Gallery at BADA 2017 opening in Chelsea this week.

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A sneak peek at Rare Books London as ABA takes stand in BADA 2017

27 January 2017

The Antiquarian Booksellers Association will participate in its first BADA fair as it gears up for its summer festival of old and rare books later this year.

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The British Antique Dealers’ Association becomes part of the Bloomsbury set

12 January 2017

The British Antique Dealers’ Association will relocate in March to a new office in Bloomsbury with space to host events such as BADA Talks, seminars and workshops as well as council meetings.

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BADA fair renamed for 2017

16 December 2016

The British Antique Dealers Association (BADA) has announced changes to its upcoming fair including a new name, several new exhibitors and a more modern and contemporary slant.

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British views of Europe come to BADA Fair 2017 - without the politics

06 September 2016

The paintings of British watercolourist and architectural painter Samuel Prout comprise the 2017 loan exhibition for the BADA Fair.

Interior designers pick favourites at BADA Fair

09 March 2016

Interior designers have picked a model of the Temple of Zeus and a tortoiseshell tea caddy as two of their favourite pieces at this year's BADA Fair.

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