Millington Adams - Fine Art & Antiques - Newsletter August 2011 also detects iPads, with the tablet version looking very similar to our full website, with a small amount of reduced functionality due to the limitations of Apple's operating system.
We are pleased to announce that is now mobile! Our web server has not suddenly decided to go for a leisurely stroll down Kensington High St, however what will happen now when you access our site via an iPhone, Android or Blackberry Smartphone, is that the software will automatically detect which device you are using and display in a more useable format for your device.

You can view all the recent acquisitions, search for stock, check out events and view information or biography pages. When viewing a particular piece of stock, you can still look at all the images we have uploaded and zoom into each one of them. We hope it provides a handy platform for quick referencing our site when you are out and about, no "Apps" required just use your standard Smartphone browser!

We think new mobile will significantly enhance your browsing experience, we would be gratefully appreciate any comments; please send them to

The "welcome" screen shows our latest website addition, which fades after a few seconds to..... ....the main menu. Touch the Millington Adams logo to return to this screen at any time. Touching "What's New" displays a list of the 15 most recent items added to then touch the heading or image to view that particular piece of stock... ...touch the image to zoom and the arrows either side to change the image. Touch the labels below to view more information on the piece. Once you touch the image... ...opens a new window and you can "pinch" on any iPhone or Android phone to zoom into that image.

The blazing June of Summer Fairs got off to a start with Art Antiques London and The Olympia Fine Art & Antiques Fair getting underway within a day of each other. The preview day at Art Antiques on the 8th June was a busy day for crowd numbers but at our end of the fair, overlooking the Albert memorial and the Royal Albert Hall, not quite as busy as we hoped for.

A major oversight in the catering arrangements saw the main restaurant closed on the first day, only to open in the evening for the gala night charity dinner. With a closed restaurant we had a only a modicum of visitors at our end of the marquee and things were a trifle slow. Despite this we did do some business on the day and the evening livened up when the stars arrived for the charity dinner!

Click the image above to link to a printable e-ticket for complimentary entrance for two people to Art Antiques London.
Humphrey Butler hosts the CFAB charity auction on the opening night of Art Antiques, London.
We carried on for the next seven days with a steady stream of visitors, despite torrential thunderstorms at the start of the weekend, sales continued, nothing exciting but at least we were moving ahead each day. Overall the fair, with one or two exceptions was slightly disappointing for many of the exhibitors.

The day after Art and Antiques opened, Olympia held its preview day, which by all accounts was well attended, and highly successful for some but not all exhibitors. By the time the fair closed 10 days later, some of our colleagues exhibiting at Olympia had done well overall and I suppose, the usual story, some had not.

Despite a slightly uninspired "tunnelled" arrival, with a long walk along a
Nancy D'Olio helps out with the auctioneering.
corridor as you entered the fair, once inside the experience and presentation was stunning. A fabulous selection of antiques, fine art, sculpture, jewellery, vintage cars, new cars and even a real Spitfire for sale at a cool £8 million. With a closing time of 10pm and champagne flowing all night, the wealthy clientele certainly had time to do some business. And, business certainly looked as though it was being done, many of the exhibitors we knew were having an excellent first day.

We will find out after the 5th July whether the event was a worthwhile for all involved and that June, the month of fine art and antiques in London, was an overall success.

Next year all three fairs are due to run again, we will have to see whether London can support three coincidental very good Fine Art and Antiques fairs. We all three can prosper and bring enough interest for the visitors and business for the exhibitors alike.
Steve Rider is master of ceremonies at the CFAB gala evening, Millington Adams stand is the back drop.
In the meantime the trade takes a break from fairs until the Autumn, where our first outing will be the LAPADA event in Berkeley Square opening on the 20th September - see you there!

A fine pair of Royal Provenance Hepplewhite period giltwood armchairs by William King
Benjamin Willliams Leader
"A Summer Afternoon"
dated 1899
George III mahogany gilt brass mounted bracket clock by Henry Hopkins, Deptford, London.
George II walnut & feather banded kneehole desk
George II green Japanned longcase clock by Nathaniell Gray, London

The LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair is staged in a glamorous purpose-built marquee in Berkeley Square, in the heart of London's Mayfair - a very short walk from Bond Street and Piccadilly and ideally situated for both smart shops and some of London's finest restaurants.  Held from 21st to 25th September 2011.

The premier fair for LAPADA, the UK’s largest association of professional dealers,  some 90 dealers will present paintings and objects of exceptional quality. From medieval works of art to contemporary fine art, from the finest furniture to exquisite jewellery. Quality and authenticity are the hallmarks of everything offered for sale. All LAPADA members abide the Association’s strict Code of Practice and in addition every piece offered for sale at the Fair is fully vetted by a team of experts so visitors can buy with complete confidence. Millington Adams will be exhibiting this year on stand C41.

Giovanni Batista Torriglia
“The Thread of Love”
George II Irish mahogany card table
Sheraton period decorated satinwood demi-lune pier cabinet - c1790 Dame Laura Knight
Regency Pollard Oak Occasional Table

Please unsubscribe me from your Newsletter.