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.

North East to host first quality fair

21 May 2007

The increasingly prosperous North East of England will receive its first high-end antiques fair next February when 27 LAPADA or BADA dealers descend upon Linden Hall, near Morpeth in Northumberland.

Cato launches BADA centre

02 April 2007

KENT dealer and BADA member Lennox Cato has bought the premises next to his Edenbridge shop and this week reopens them as The Edenbridge Galleries, a centre exclusively for BADA members.

BADA to mark 90th anniversary

02 April 2007

NEXT year the British Antique Dealers Association celebrate the 90th anniversary of their foundation with a series of countrywide exhibitions in members’ shops and galleries.

LAPADA join BADA at Olympia for Winter fair

07 August 2006

Clarion Arts have announced that this year’s Winter Fine Art & Antiques Fair at Olympia will be held in association with both of the UK trade associations.

BADA shelve January fair in New York

24 June 2006

THE British Antique Dealers’ Association have called off plans for their much-debated January fair in New York.

NY dealers hit out at BADA fair

18 April 2006

A POWERFUL group of top-end American dealers have voiced opposition to the British Antique Dealers’ Association’s decision to stage a 50-stand fair at Sotheby’s New York early next year.

BADA to launch New York fair in January

05 April 2006

50-stand event planned at Sotheby’s

Artists' Resale Right brings three associations together for first time

13 March 2006

MORE details have been emerging as to exactly how dealers will have to meet their obligations under the droit de suite directive.

Things are beginning to look better – BADA survey

20 February 2006

Fewer dealers are suffering a decline in sales and the export market has improved, according to the latest British Antique Dealers’ Association survey of members.


Ede bears £30,000 gift back to Greeks

06 June 2005

London antiquities dealer James Ede is handing back a rare bronze statuette – stolen from Samos Museum during the Second World War – to Greece.

Brooke hands over to Rawlings at BADA

19 April 2005

Baroness Rawlings of Burnham Westgate has accepted the invitation of the British Antique Dealers’ Association to become their new president. She will replace Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville who has filled the role since 1995.


Dando’s political animals

15 March 2005

ONE dealer who concurs with the findings in a recent BADA poll that shop exhibitions play an increasingly important part in business is Wiltshire ceramics specialist (and BADA member) Andrew Dando.

BADA poll: no great news

28 February 2005

No great improvement in trading conditions was reported by the majority of dealers who completed the most recent BADA survey.

Truman named as BADA chairman

10 August 2004

CHARLES Truman has been named as the new chairman of the British Antiques Dealers Association. He takes over from pottery dealer Jonathan Horne.

BADA fight trade’s corner over ivory

23 March 2004

THE British Antique Dealers’ Association believe campaigners are wrong to call for only independent registered experts to be allowed to date ivory objects. The move would drive trade underground they say.

BADA survey reflects difficult trading times

17 June 2003

Lack of Americans hits top dealers. As American buyers stayed away, sales by 400 of Britain’s top art and antiques dealers fell by almost a tenth last year. This was one of the key findings of the fourteenth annual British Antique Dealers’ Association survey covering trading in 2001-02, completed by 58 per cent of members including well-known names such as Richard Green, Mallett and S.J. Phillips.

Trade warned not to miss deadline on price fixing claims

09 December 2002

THE British Antique Dealers Association are advising members who qualify for compensation in the wake of the Sotheby’s/Christie’s price fixing case not to miss the claims deadline.

BADA survey shows dealer turnover up 7.5 per cent

15 April 2002

The British Antique Dealers’ Association’s annual survey of its 388 members shows that, despite economic jitters, their aggregate turnover rose from £727m in 2000 to an estimated £782m last year.

BADA elect Horne

23 July 2001

UK: JONATHAN Horne, the well-known British ceramics dealer, pictured centre, has been elected the new chairman of the British Antique Dealers Association. He follows John Bly, pictured left. Also pictured is the Rt Hon Peter Brooke CH, who has been elected President of the BADA for the seventh year.

Overseas sales now dominate says annual BADA survey

04 June 2001

SALES to overseas buyers now account for 63 per cent of business among members of the British Antique Dealers Association, according to BADA’s latest survey for 1999/2000.