Country Life previews Art Antiques London 2014

 Art Antiques London, organised by Anna and Brian Haughton, is back in its lovely marquee by the Albert Memorial in W2 for a fifth time from June 12 to 18. There will be more than 70 exhibitors, including a number of impressive first-timers. A highlight of this fair’s lecture programme is ‘A behind the scenes look at Ming-50 years that changed China’ by Jessica Harrison-Hall, Curator of Chinese Ceramics at the British Museum and Sir Percival David Collections, and Vietnamese Art on June 16 at 11.30am.

At 4pm on the same day, Dame Rosalind Savill, former director of the Wallace Coll-ection, will be ‘Face to Face’ in conversation with the Duke of Devonshire (page 140) discussing the present and future of Chatsworth and its collections.

In another innovation, the fair will host an Asian Art in London ‘pavilion’. Some 21 participating dealers from the autumn Asian Art in London event will exhibit a wide range of antique and contemporary Asian art together in one large pavilion at this year’s fair.

This selling exhibition will showcase a range of outstanding Asian art such as Chinese works of art and textiles, Japan-ese art, Indian and Islamic paintings and sculpture, South-East Asian sculpture, bronzes and much more. Among the dealers are Gregg Baker, Francesca Galloway, Marchant, Priestley & Ferraro, Rossi & Rossi and A. & J. Speelman.

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