After a summer staging this year, it returns to its traditional late January/early February slot as one of the earliest major fairs in the calendar. The event will run from January 29-February 5 in Halls 3 and 4 of Brussels Expo at the Heysel, where it was first staged in June this year, with around 130 exhibitors.
Nine new exhibitors are joining the fair: four from France (Franck Anelli Fine Art; Galerie Pascal Cuisinier; Galerie Nicolas Bourriand and Librarie Amélie Sourget); three from the Netherlands (Van de Meij Fine Arts; Galerie Van den Bruinhorst and VKD Jewels) plus Ars Antiqua from Italy and New Hope Gallery from Belgium.
The Brussels-Capital region is making 2023 a year devoted to Art Nouveau which is strongly represented in the city.
BRAFA will be highlighting this theme in various ways throughout the fair and a number of exhibitors will be bringing Art Nouveau pieces.
They include Epoque Fine Jewels from Belgium which will be bringing the Art Nouveau peacock tiara/brooch pictured here, a unique piece in gold, silver, diamonds, enamel and opal by the designer Philippe Wolfers (1858-1929).
Dr Lennart Booij Fine Art and Rare Items from the Netherlands will be showing a glazed ceramic vase from c.1889, also shown here, an early work by the French Art Nouveau master Emile Gallé (1846-1904).