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LAPADA Association  Buy with Confidence. The UK’s largest association of art & antiques dealers. LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair in Berkeley Square, London. 13-18 Sept 2019

We absolutely love the colours in this painting, Chinese Mandarin, by artist Percy Angelo Staynes (1875-1953). Available on lapada.org from @sarahcolegravefineart #Day14 #painting #oriental #interiordecorating #interiordecorator

Top of our wishlist right now is an aquamarine ring - like the one that Meghan has been wearing recently which once belonged to Princess Diana. Here are a few stunning examples LAPADA members @berganzalondon (first two) and McKenna & Co. Jewels (last three). These rings are lucky number 13 in our Christmas Countdown #aquamarine #diana #princessdiana #meghanmarkle #royalstyle #wishlist #antiquejewllery #antiquejewelry #wishlist

Wonderful evening at a private view of ‘One Thousand Years’ by @ralphanderson77 at @tmlighting last night. Thank you @culturalcomms for the invite! #contemporaryart #exhibtion #londonart #painting

We love this sand painting of the Isle of Wight created in 1860, and are sharing it as Day 12 of our Christmas Countdown. The peaceful beach scene has us wishing for warmer days! Available from Timothy Millet Ltd. #sandpainting #isleofwight #interiordesign #interiordecorating #buyantique

This delightful original Soviet poster from 1981 is Object #11 in our Countdown to Christmas. The children and animals in this festive scene are actually surrounding a traditional New Year tree, which has a long history in Russia. The practice seems to originate in the 17th century when Peter the Great changed the date of the new year from September 1st to January 1st and declared that fir, pine and juniper should be used as decorations for the celebration. By the 19th century, however, the decoration of trees had become associated with Christmas. When Soviet anti-religious legislation was introduced in the early 20th century, Christmas trees were prohibited and the New Year tree supplanted this tradition. New Year Trees are still popular in Russia today. This poster is available from @antikbar.co.uk #funfact #soviethistory #newyeartree #christmastraditions #vintageposter

For Day 10 of our Christmas Countdown, we are sharing this rare set of 18th century tennis engravings. The 9 engravings are images of real tennis rackets, how they were made and tools that were used. They also include details of the court and one image of billiards. The engravings are from the ‘Encyclopedia’ by Denis Diderot and would originally have been part of a larger book with different trades and tools. From c. 1780 and in excellent condition. Available on lapada.org from @manfredschottenantiques #tennis #interiordesign #printset #antiqueprint #engraving

We are sharing this striking pair of Art Deco vases with blue deer for day 9 of our Christmas countdown. The vases were designed by Charles Catteau for Keramls, Belgium in 1924/1925. On lapada.org from @deconamic_art_deco. #artdeco #artdecointerior #artdecoceramic #interiordesign

This tranquil lithograph, 'Snow', was created by David Hockney in 1973 as part of his Weather Series, which was partly inspired by the representation of weather in Japanese prints. Another edition of this print is held in the @vamuseum. Available on lapada.org from @wick_antiques_ltd. #Day8 #CountdowntoChristmas #hockney #davidhockney #lithograph #japaneseprint #modernart #winterwonderland #modernbritish

This small James II spring table clock, veneered in red tortoise shell, is object #7 in our Christmas countdown. This beautiful clock was made by Humfry Adamson, who is recorded as working in London during the second half of the 17th century. He appears to have specialised in tortoise shell clocks. On lapada.org from @howardwalwyn #antiqueclock #17thcentury #tortoiseshell #interiordesign

Mantegna and Bellini’s version of Saint Jerome with a lion. Mantegna’s (first image - 1448-1451) completed a few years before Bellini’s (1453-1455). A wonderful must see exhibition at the National Gallery #mantegna #bellini #renaissance #oldmasters #artexhibition #renaissanceart

For Day 6 of our countdown to Christmas we are sharing this ancient South Arabian calcite-alabaster funerary stele carved with the head of a bull, symbol of the deity Almaqah. Carved in the 1st century AD. Now on view at @finchandcoartdealer Winter Exhibtion at Gallery 8, 8 Duke St, London. #ancientart #ancientarabian #antiquities #artcollector

For day 4 of our #christmascountdown we are sharing this exceptionally well modeled large silver centerpiece from @pushkinantiques. Made in Germany c. 1890, this boy & sleigh would be a great addition to your Christmas table! #antiquesilver #silver #sleighride #livingwithantiques #hosting #interiordesign

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