29 September 2011

Grays dealers at LAPADA

This year eight Grays dealers exhibited at the LAPADA fair in Berkeley Square. Just a stones throw from Grays, in the heart of Mayfair, we paid a visit to see some of the magnificent pieces on display from LAPADA members. As always the huge marquee, purposely built for the occasion, did not fail to impress. For those of you who missed the fair you can visit Grays dealers from Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm and Saturdays from 11am-5pm. Catch up with LAPADA members and over 200 exceptional art and antique dealers who have permanent stands there.

Grays dealers who exhibited at LAPADA this year included; Anthea A G Antiques, Nigel Norman, Vine Antiques, Elliot Lee, The Gilded Lily, John Joseph, Wimpole Antiques and Sue Brown.

“An amazingly run fair. The venue was magnificent, the customer base excellent and sales were satisfactory in these difficult times”  Anthea A G Antiques.

One of Anthea's most magnificent items on display is this dress clip and matching bangle given by H.M Queen Elizabeth (the queen mother) to Lady Hardinge, whose husband, sir Alexander Hardinge was private secretary to King George VI.  The letter, although undated, was likely to accompany the gift for Christmas 1942 when the Royal Family was in mourning for the King's brother, Prince George Duke of Kent, killed that year.

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