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BADA Fair, London

The annual British Antique Dealers Association Fair is open until 15 March at Duke of York Square on London’s King’s Road.

Henry Moore textile, Gray M.C.A

“The BADA Fair represents our aspirational community for fine art, design and antiques, providing an outstanding opportunity for collectors to meet and purchase from some of the country’s leading dealers” comments Marco Forgione, new CEO of BADA.

Henry Moore, Fern Leaves & Palm Leaves, crepe silk, 1946, Gray M.C.A

An unseen collection of rare Henry Moore textiles have been released from the Ascher Collection for the first time and are being sold by the London gallery Gray M.C.A, specialists in Modern British painting and textiles and Fashion Illustration, ranging in price from £2,000-5,000. Ashley Grey comments: “We are very grateful to the Ascher family for releasing these stunning examples of Lida and Zika Ascher’s earliest collaboration with Henry Moore. Lida and Zika Ascher were true visionaries and introduced many modern artists to new audiences worldwide by using their artwork for textile designs for the home.”

Legge Oriental Carpets

Skirt border, Crete, 18th century, embroidery on linen and cotton, Chris & Angela Legge

Angela and Chris Legge from Oxford presented two Greek embroideries – a late 17th/early 18th century bed tent panel and an 18th century skirt border from Crete, as well as an elegant early Uzbek ikat silk coat and textiles from India and Pakistan alongside Mughal, Turkmen and Persian rugs. Farnham Antique Carpets and Gallery Yacou also attended, showing decorative antique and vintage rugs, and Witney Antiques exhibited the fine antique English embroidery for which it is world-renowned.

Chris & Angela Legge

Silk Ikat coat, Uzbekistan, mid 19th century, Chris & Angela Legge

Chris & Angela Legge

Bed tent panel, Kos, Greece, late 17th – early 18th century, Chris & Angela Legge

Farnham Antique Carpets

Antique Ziegler carpet, Persia, Circa 1890, Farnham Antique Carpets

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