The Greatest Show on Earth

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

The Silver Fund stand at Masterpiece London 2014

The prevailing wisdom is Masterpiece has now surpassed all others and can honestly be called the finest show on earth for decorative arts.  And for many international collectors it is their favorite show to visit. In it's fifth year Masterpiece offered a hugely diverse range of exhibitors and their treasures, as well as the opportunity to dine at some of London's finest establishments contained within the fair, against the backdrop of Christopher Wren's Royal Hospital Chelsea with it's 300-year history.  All of this walking distance from the heart of London.

"Booth upon booth is loaded with century-spanning eye candy, from the elegant to the extravagant: important jewels with supernova brilliance, magnificent paintings bearing serious signatures and head-spinning provenance, statement furniture demonstrating centuries of cabinetmaking prowess, and so much more. And that includes four chic temporary restaurants, one of which is a 56-table outpost of Le Caprice."

– Architectural Digest

"The glitterati, who visit London in their droves in June to attend sporting events from Ascot to Wimbledon as well as design, art and antique fairs, have adopted the five-year-old Masterpiece in chic Chelsea as a staple of the social calendar."

– Reuters

"With 158 galleries' stands, you can wander past pictures by Warhol and Magritte, life-size horse sculptures by Nic Fiddian-Green, dazzling diamonds by Cartier or collections of medieval armour."

– Huggington Post

David Patrick Columbia's New York Social Diary profiled the fair, including a few of notable visitors such Tom Ford, Penny Lancaster, and Rod Stewart.

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