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June 29-July 5, 2017
The only thing better than summer in England must be Masterpiece, the Chelsea fair that’s young by comparison with its peers—it was launched in 2010—but makes up for it with its eclectic, exciting selection of antiques, rare books and maps, ancient furniture and statuary, art and even armour. Here, you can rub shoulders with British royalty, Indian industrialists, Hollywood stars, Chinese writers and the casual world of celebrity in search of treasures dating back six millennia—there are Egyptian statues, Grecian columns, Indian miniatures, contemporary jewellery, amusing artefacts, the grand masters of art, embracing all the points that interest collectors with a broad vision and varied passion. Great restaurants and bars add to its attractions, and there are London’s galleries and museums to fill in the gaps, making Masterpiece a venerable destination for art lovers.