• 05/11/2017
  • London

“Winter Art & Antiques Fair Olympia returns to London for the 27th year with an impressive dealer line-up. Running from 31 October until 5 November, it is a key event in the art and antiques winter calendar, with dealers showing a vast array of items with prices ranging from £100 to £1million. Loved by collectors, interior designers and those looking for exceptional pieces for stylish interiors, the Fair offers the finest array of objects drawn from antiquity to the present day.”

Opening Times

Tuesday 31 October    PREVIEW 4pm – 9pm
Wednesday 1 November 11am – 8pm
Thursday 2 November     LATE NIGHT 11am – 9pm
Friday 3 November 11am – 7pm
Saturday 4 November 11am – 7pm
Sunday 5 November 11am – 6pm

 

Winter Art & Antiques Fair Olympia provides a unique opportunity to buy from the greatest range, with items available from £100 to £1million. As a high quality vetted fair, every item is checked by specialised experts, providing visitors with confidence that what they buy is authentic and has the correct labelling.

What is vetting?

Vetting is the process undertaken prior to the opening of the fair when a team of experts from the UK, Europe and the USA checks the items being offered for sale.  Once the fair has started, sold stock is replaced daily and the fresh items are vetted before each morning’s 11am opening.

What are the vetters looking for?

The Vetting Committees check each item for authenticity, date and condition. The details given on each item’s label are also checked.

Who are the vetters?

The team comprises of dealers (some exhibiting and some not), museum curators, auction house specialists and restorers split into thirty two committees.

Why is this important?

The Vetting Regulations and the vetters’ expertise enable the visitor to buy with confidence.  The vetting process ensures that the high quality of the fair is uniformly maintained across all disciplines of art and antiques sold at the fair.