Masterpiece London is a great showcase for important furniture sales

2July 11, 2015 – Godson & Coles and Apter-Fredericks both achieved impressive sales once again at Masterpiece London this year, signalling the growing impact of this top luxury fair for the important furniture market.

Godson & Coles sold a rare George III period satinwood cabinet at Masterpiece London, which ran from June 25 to July 1, 2015, at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

The cabinet was once owned by Henry William Paget, the 1st Marquess of Anglesey.

Apter-Fredericks sold an exquisite “Drinking” table at Masterpiece London 2015.

“One of the most unusual tables on our stand was the extraordinarily rare ‘Drinking’ table which caused quite a stir at the fair,” said Guy Apter, a director of Apter-Fredericks.

“We were delighted when it sold to a major collector fairly early on in the fair.”

Masterpiece London is attracting increasing numbers of collectors every year, and has established itself as one of the key events on the London design calendar.

Interior designers from around the world see Masterpiece as the London luxury art, design and antiques fair which presents some of the most extraordinarily rare and important pieces of English furniture available on the market.

Masterpiece London 2015 saw strong sales to private collectors and international institutions, across many categories of luxury from Georgian English furniture to contemporary and vintage jewellery and paintings.

The fair saw record visitor numbers of 40,000, a significant increase on 2014, and an influx of international collectors, a number of whom said that they had flown into London to enjoy Masterpiece Week and the capital at the height of the season.

Among Chelsea Cross members, as well as Godson & Coles and Apter-Fredericks, Peter Harrington Rare Books presented a selection of rare first editions across a range of subject matter at Masterpiece.