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 Buy Fine Art and Antiques with Confidence with BADA
Visitors to last week’s BADA (British Antique Dealers’ Association) Antiques Fair in London enjoyed shopping with confidence for prized paintings, exquisite jewellery and exceptional antiques from 100 leading antique dealers, brought together by BADA from across Britain and also overseas.
BADA has set the standard for trading in the antiques business since 1918.  Its main aim is to establish and maintain confidence between its members and the public, both in buying and selling.
The BADA buy-laws place obligations on the membership when selling antiques to the public.  
Visitors can therefore buy safely in the knowledge that all items offered for sale at the BADA Fair are covered by these rules. All goods at the Fair are also fully vetted as an added safeguard, ensuring maintenance of the highest standards.  More information about BADA is available at
At this year’s show, top interior designers from House & Garden, were chosen to choose their favourite pieces.  One expert was Rebecca Griffin, from the Russell Sage Studio, a company renowned for creating cutting edge interior designs for places such as The Zetter Townhouse, Clerkenwell and The House of Saint Barnabas,Soho.  Rebecca selected an elegant George III mahogany and brass mounted three train table clock, signed John Tilby and dating from c. 1790, displayed by Tobias Birch, and a George III green papier mache tray c.1810 from J Roger Antiques.   
Martin Hulbert, recently named as one of House & Garden’s Top 100 interior designers, selected a rare red tortoiseshell tea caddy c. 1790 from Hampton Antiques. He noted the particular appeal of the colour and simple lines, and felt the object would “work well in a contemporary setting”.
Imran Moideen, Smith Greenfield Premier Client Adviser, says;  “Whether you like clocks or jewellery, when buying art and antiques, it is important you buy from reputable agents.  The BADA badge will ensure high value investments for your home or collection are genuine.”
“Our job it is to make sure that any new acquisitions are fully insured.  Our specialist high value home insurance solutions allow clients to add new items to the household insurance from day one of purchase.” 
High value home insurance from Smith Greenfield is tailored to cover fine art and antiques.  Unlike standard home insurance, specialist policies recognise the specific risks associated with valuable contents and provide higher value householders and collectors with the full cover they need.
If you would like to discuss specialist household cover for your valuables, please contact Imran Moideen, Premier Client Advisor at Smith Greenfield on 0208 603 3730 or by email