The trade association LAPADA represents art and antiques dealers in the UK. It was formed in 1974 and is based in London.

It has more than 500 members and, although the majority are based in the UK, it also has around 50 members in 16 other countries.

The association was previously called the London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association but, while it retains the LAPADA acronym in its title, it is now known as ‘The Association of Art and Antique Dealers’.

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LAPADA rewards excellence at Berkeley Square showpiece

29 September 2015

Antiquities dealers ArtAncient were the winners of the best stand award at the 2015 LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair.

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LAPADA to relaunch website to boost dealers

23 September 2015

LAPADA (the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers) is to relaunch its website as a subscription-based online marketplace in a bid to boost the digital presence of its 600-plus members.

Clash of brands at the top fairs enrages dealers

03 March 2015

How do you prevent your own identity as a dealer being subsumed by that of the fair at which you are exhibiting?

LAPADA fair sponsor announced

09 June 2014

LAPADA has announced a new sponsor and charity partner for the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair in Berkeley Square, London, from September 24-28.

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LAPADA name new chief executive

25 April 2014

LAPADA, The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers, have appointed Rebecca Davies as their new chief executive following the resignation of Sarah Percy-Davis in December.

US Ivory Ban: The Trade Response

25 February 2014

The British Antique Dealers’ Association, LAPADA and the National Antique and Art Dealers’ Association of America are taking the February 11 White House statement on ivory very seriously.

Percy-Davis to stand down at LAPADA

23 December 2013

LAPADA chief executive Sarah Percy-Davis has announced that she is to step down from her post next year largely because of family commitments.

Winter Olympia winners announced

11 November 2013

The 23rd Winter Fine Art & Antiques Fair opened at Olympia in West London last week and as usual trade associations the BADA and LAPADA presented their respective best stand awards to exhibiting members.

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LAPADA celebrate £550,000 beano

10 October 2013

Bizarre, bonkers and not quite on the wall – the Bush Beano charity evening at the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair in Berkeley Square on September 28 was refreshingly different for an antiques fair.

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Test your knowledge of antiques with the LAPADA Quiz App

30 July 2013

Dealers’ association LAPADA have launched a new quiz app.

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Debate poses the question: Do you need a gallery to succeed?

17 June 2013

The argument was lively at this year’s ATG debate at the Summer Olympia fair, as BADA and LAPADA dealer Lennox Cato and Be Smart About Art founder Susan Mumford, disputed whether a gallery is still necessary for business in the modern marketplace.

The LAPADA Quiz app: it could be addictive

10 June 2013

LAPADA have launched a new app which showcases members’ stock in the form of a quiz.

A fifth of our sales are now online, say LAPADA members

24 July 2012

Nearly one in five of all sales by LAPADA dealers are now online, according to the fine art and antique dealer association’s latest survey, covering 2011.

Banks let us down, say dealers

13 February 2012

A DETAILED survey of the relationship between antiques dealers and their banks has highlighted a serious breakdown in communication and little inclination on the part of the financial institutions to understand the special nature of the antiques business.

Dealers face their own banking crisis say LAPADA

14 November 2011

ESTABLISHING a satisfactory relationship with a bank appears to be one of the major difficulties facing art and antiques dealers in the current economic climate.

Survey shows cheques are still key to antiques trade

10 October 2011

A SURVEY conducted by LAPADA has revealed just how much the art and antiques trade relies on the cheque.

Vote now for Object of the Year

23 May 2011

VOTES can now be cast for the Object of the Year by visiting LAPADA's website at


Lord Chadlington, PR guru, takes LAPADA chair

29 November 2010

THE association of art and antiques dealers LAPADA has appointed Lord Chadlington, founder of PR giant Shandwick, as their new chairman.


Hausburg cabinet wins object of the year

14 June 2010

WINNER of the Country Life-LAPADA Object of the Year, announced last week at the London International Fine Art Fair at Olympia, was the so-called Hausburg cabinet belonging to Kensington Church Street dealers Butchoff Antiques.


Earl Howe leaves Lapada after gaining government post

14 June 2010

LAPADA chairman, the Earl Howe, 59, pictured here, has been appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health in the Coalition Government, so under parliamentary rules has resigned his post with the antiques trade’s largest trade association.