Masterpiece

Masterpiece is a top-end London art fair with over 100 galleries exhibiting.

It takes place annually during the summer and has been a key part of the art and antiques season in London ever since it launched in 2010.


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Strong early sales across London showpiece Masterpiece fair

01 July 2019

A set of three George II silver tea caddies by the famed English silversmith Paul de Lamerie (1688-1751) was one of the stand-out sales in the opening days of 'Masterpiece London'.

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Full house for inaugural BADA ‘pop-up’ show in Pimlico, to include the 'James Bond desk'

25 June 2019

Members of the British Antique Dealers’ Association have weighed in behind the trade body’s first curated exhibition, with the inaugural event now fully subscribed ahead of its launch tonight.

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Inside the Masterpiece tent for the tenth time

19 June 2019

Housed in a remarkable purpose-built marquee, Masterpiece London returns to the grounds of the Royal Hospital in Chelsea for its tenth anniversary

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Chippendale sits comfortably at Masterpiece London

17 June 2019

When Sir Robert Burdett (1716-97), 4th Baron Bramcote, undertook the remodelling of his early 18th century home Foremarke Hall from 1759-62, he contracted Thomas Chippendale to refurnish the house. The cabinet maker – one of several employed in the project – was paid around £1000 for the giltwood seating furniture which is thought to have included at least 10 elbow chairs, two window seats and a sofa.

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Unrecorded Tompion to star at Masterpiece

10 June 2019

Kensington Church Street clock dealer Howard Walwyn will offer this previously unknown Thomas Tompion walnut and mulberry longcase at the Masterpiece fair in London.

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BADA to host selling exhibition coinciding with Masterpiece and Olympia fairs

31 May 2019

The British Antique Dealers’ Association is to host a London selling exhibition for its members in June and July, coinciding with Masterpiece and The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia.

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Vast Vaughan work for sale at gallery Osborne Samuel

06 May 2019

Theseus and the Minotaure (1950), the largest oil on canvas ever produced by artist Keith Vaughan (1912-77) outside of publicly commissioned works, is on offer at Osborne Samuel this month.

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New Saatchi art fair joins the summer line-up with just nine weeks to go

23 April 2019

A new art fair launching at the Saatchi Gallery this June is a late addition to the busy schedule of London’s summer art events.

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Masterpiece fair to trial Hong Kong move with Fine Art Asia fair

04 March 2019

The Masterpiece fair brand will be trialled in Hong Kong later this year with a ‘pavilion’ within the Fine Art Asia fair.

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The Masterpiece mix – cross-collecting is key to winning format

16 July 2018

During 'Masterpiece London', Zoe Karafylakis Sperling of Hauser & Wirth, the international modern and contemporary art gallery, reflected that the event made for a change from the gallery’s typical large, frenetic, contemporary art fairs.

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Hot sales for Masterpiece and London Art Week

09 July 2018

Air-conditioned Masterpiece London concluded its ninth edition last week after running from June 28-July 4.

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“It’s very difficult deciding what to bring” – jewellery exhibitor at Masterpiece

29 June 2018

London jewellery dealership Hancocks has exhibited at Masterpiece since the fair’s inception nine years ago. Here director Guy Burton tells ATG why he regards the event as a good opportunity to meet both new and established clients, and explains how the firm works out what items to exhibit on the stand.

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American dealer reveals what makes her return to Masterpiece London – video

29 June 2018

Medieval manuscripts dealer Sandra Hindman of Les Enluminures tells ATG why she is returning to Masterpiece for the eighth year running and picks out two star items on her stand.

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“Strong, strict but very fair”: Masterpiece chairman on the vetting at the fair – video

29 June 2018

Chairman of Masterpiece Philip Hewat-Jaboor speaks to ATG about what makes the London event unique in comparison to other top fairs. He also discusses the changes to this year’s edition and tells us about the “crucial” vetting system at the event.

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Early sales at Masterpiece revealed as visitor numbers increase

29 June 2018

Dealers reported a clutch of early sales in the first few hours of the Masterpiece London fair this week.

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Masterpiece London opens in Chelsea: an early look at some top objects

27 June 2018

A fashion house founder's personal desk, a 16th century astronomy book, a pair of Chippendale commodes and contemporary Asian art jewellery: all are on offer as Masterpiece London returns for its 9th edition.

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Masterpiece: a fair growing in size and in confidence

18 June 2018

Exhibitor numbers at Masterpiece rise to 160 as trade prepares for summer showcase.

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Masterpiece keeps up with the times as a showpiece for horology

11 June 2018

As a showpiece for horology, the 'Masterpiece' fair lives up to its name. For all its welcome focus on the cool of 21st century collecting, at its core the 'Masterpiece' fair is a high-quality antiques show in the tradition of the Grosvenor House fair it replaced.

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Masterpiece keeps younger generation in its sights as it teams up with children’s art tour company and launches symposium

28 May 2018

Masterpiece London will this year feature a series of children’s events hosted by The Little Grand Tour as the fair seeks to widen its appeal to a younger audience.

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Masterpiece London 2018 – Capital gains from cross-collecting ethos

24 May 2018

Masterpiece chairman Philip Hewat-Jaboor tells ATG how vital London is to the cross-collecting fair’s future

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