BADA

The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) is a trade association for antique dealers in Britain. Founded in 1918, BADA’s main aim is to ‘establish and maintain confidence between its members and the public, both in buying and selling’.

The association campaigns on issues affecting the trade and also stages an annual fair in London for its members.


Rita Konig

Decorator Rita Konig to provide interiors advice during BADA Week

13 June 2022

The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) has teamed up with interior designer Rita Konig for its annual event BADA Week.

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Brexit: what the trade bodies are doing to help

23 May 2022

Dealers’ association LAPADA collaborated with shipping company Gander & White, the high net worth advisory group Rawlinson & Hunter and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to produce a free, public guide of Brexit FAQs, which is available via the organisation’s website’s main page.

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Brexit: further concerns including the cost of import VAT

23 May 2022

ATG speaks to four members of the trade about the impact of Brexit

BADA looking for managing director

23 May 2022

The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) is looking for a managing director.

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Dealer news in brief including Ukrainian aid efforts and a portrait miniature reattribution

14 March 2022

A roundup of news and events from around the trade

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BADA prepares for a busy 2022

31 January 2022

BADA Week returns this year from October 3-9 along with the BADA Art Prize for emerging Contemporary artists.

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It was a week to remember

27 October 2021

The British Antique Dealers’ Association celebrated the completion of its first BADA Week events programme at a drinks reception held at the Tomasso gallery in St James’s, London, on Friday, October 15.

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Midlands furniture dealer sells 18th century commode to Temple Newsam in Leeds

19 October 2021

Thomas Coulborn & Sons has celebrated BADA Week by announcing the sale of an 18th century commode to Leeds Museums & Galleries for close to £200,000.

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Lord Carrington becomes BADA honorary president

04 October 2021

The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) has appointed Lord Carrington of Fulham as honorary president.

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BADA members showcase their wares with week-long event

04 October 2021

Encompassing mezzotints from the court of George III, gentleman’s library objects and furniture by master craftsmen of the Belle Époque period in Paris, BADA members are gearing up for a week-long series of gallery-based shows, talks and tours.

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New departments, hires and promotions – a round up of Movers and Shakers

14 September 2021

The latest jobs and expansion updates across the world of art and antiques.

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Events mark 30 years of BADA Friends

30 August 2021

A series of dealer events are scheduled next month to celebrate 30 years of BADA Friends alongside BADA Week.

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BADA Friends celebrates 30th anniversary with events programme coinciding with BADA Week

25 August 2021

A series of dealer events are scheduled during October to celebrate 30 years of BADA Friends alongside BADA Week.

ATG LETTER: Trade associations - the mindset should be forward-looking

12 July 2021

The argument for LAPADA and BADA merger.

Kelmscott Manor

Funding call for Cotswold retreat of Arts and Crafts pioneer William Morris

20 May 2021

A funding call for the restoration of the Cotswold retreat of William Morris (1834-96) is underway and the trade have already helped the campaign.

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BADA Friends returns to in-person events this summer

27 March 2021

BADA Friends, part of The British Antique Dealers' Association, ran a virtual schedule through lockdown but is returning to physical events.

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The Open Art Fair loses court appeal over early closure

15 March 2021

BADA Ltd, the organiser of The Open Art Fair, has lost an appeal against a small claims court ruling that said two dealers need pay only part of their stand fee as the event was cut short.

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The Brexit effect: Dealers learning to live with complicated new trading rules for the vital EU market

01 March 2021

When Freya Simms presented at a European art market conference in late January, forecasting what dealers should expect in 2021, the LAPADA chief executive illustrated her slides with an image of someone dragging a ball of red tape up the hill.

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News in Brief – including BADA's election of council members

01 March 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the British Antique Dealers’ Association's election of council members

A BADA Friends virtual tour

Visit palaces, museums and private collections from the comfort of your armchair with BADA Friends online events

28 February 2021

BADA Friends, part of The British Antique Dealers' Association, has continued its events virtually until in-person versions can take place later this year.

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