Aesthetic Excellence Comes to London for Masterpiece

by Stacey Sheppard in News & Noteworthy

Where would you go to find the very best in fine art, jewellery, design, yachts, cars and antiques from an array of epochs and cultures? We reckon Masterpiece London is a pretty good place to start.

Taking place from 27 June – 3 July on the South Grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, the fourth edition of Masterpiece London will bring together over 150 of the world’s leading exhibitors – 20 of which are new to the fair this year – offering an exceptional variety of objects for sale, from new discoveries in the fine and decorative arts to rare maps, watches, jewellery, fine wines, and contemporary design.

International connoisseurs, collectors and dealers will descend on the British capital in search of a truly aesthetic, epicurean experience and they won’t be disappointed. A truly international spectrum of exhibitors drawn from 11 different countries, from the west coast of the United States to Europe, will welcome them to view the best of the best that the art and design world has to offer.

From blockbuster pieces that would not be out of place in a museum collection to rare collector’s pieces from the various disciplines, the quality of pieces for sale makes Masterpiece London a truly unmissable event for collectors. Buyers can also shop with full peace of mind knowing that all works have been stringently vetted by a committee of experts before the fair opens so any purchases made will be money well spent.

For those looking for the finest pieces in the decorative arts, Masterpiece London is increasingly the must-attend event. Described as “an interior decorator’s paradise” the fair hosts everything from contemporary and antique, to traditional and eclectic. The distinguished exhibitors attract leading international consultants who fly in especially for the event. And it’s no wonder with names such as Linley’s, Based Upon and Paul Belvoir all present at the fair. Gordon Watson will also be there with excellent examples of Mid-Century Modern pieces.

Masterpiece London also offers a number of educational opportunities. New this year is the sculpture walk featuring works by a number of internationally acclaimed artists placed in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, directly outside the fair. Getting to know your way around the fair couldn’t be easier as there is a daily complementary 45 minute guided tour of the highlights, taking place at 12:00 led by the Sotheby’s Institute of Education and starting from their stand at the fair entrance.

When you need a break from viewing the cream of the crop don’t forget to stop by Scott’s to sample some Ruinart Champagne with oysters. And if you happen to be at the show on Sunday why not take advantage of the interactive wine tastings lead by former World Champion Sommelier Gerard Basset.

The fair opens with a preview on Wednesday 26 June. Tickets are available from £20 to buy either from the Masterpiece London website or at the fair.

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