Established in 1951, the Chelsea Antiques & Fine Art Fair is the longest-running antique fair in the UK. Also known as the Chelsea Antiques Fair, this event takes place just twice annually. And its website has a timer counting the days until the event launches so that those interested do not forget to mark this unmissable event in their calendar. Taking place over a week to ten days, renowned antique and art dealers make their way to this event, knowing they will have the chance to show off their wares to the crowds. The fair aims to connect discerning antique collectors, interior designers, and art enthusiasts with the best antique dealers in the world.
Since 2021, 2Covet has taken over the Chelsea Antiques & Fine Art Fair and breathed some new life into the market. International and local visitors were greatly impressed by the level of stock shown in the 2021 event, noting that it had returned back to its 20th-century prime, but with a more intimate choice of dealers. The fair places a strong emphasis on quality, style, and superb presentation, making it a premier event in the national calendar of the art and antique market.
Around 40 different dealers usually take part in the Chelsea Antiques & Fine Art Fair. Thousands of visitors will make their way to this fair over the days that it takes place. The venue is rather spectacular and it feels akin to walking through a museum rather than a market. Visitors can expect to see stunning, unique pieces including furniture, jewelry, lighting, mirrors, works of art, carpets, rugs and textiles, statues and sculptures, clocks, globes, and more.
The Chelsea Antiques & Fine Art Fair grants the chance to see rare, beautiful antique pieces and works of art. There is a small entrance fee payable for this fair, though it is cheaper than the entrance to many art exhibitions and the quality of the pieces is just as high. It is also possible to receive complimentary tickets by registering online. It is easy to see why this fair has seen success since the 50s and with new organizers now at the helm, it seems set to keep on growing.