This Upcoming Fair Takes the Guesswork Out of Shopping for the Person Who Has Everything

The Nonesuch is happening from October 27 to 29 in Makati.

( There are times—particularly when you find yourself at the mall when it's about to close and you still haven't found a gift for that last person on your list—that a personal shopper would come in really handy. And wouldn't it be nice if you could go into a store and know that anything you choose would be perfect for the person who has everything? This is where the Metro’s newest art fair comes in—The Nonesuch: Fine Collectibles and Rarities, which showcases a curated selection of art, antiques, furniture, jewelry, books, maps and prints, rare objects, and other collectibles. It’s to be held from October 27 to 29 at The Peninsula Manila in Makati City.



Necklace with interspersed heirloom and tambourine beads and an old Relicario pendant with mother and child from Ma. Angelica Rare Finds


1930s Ivory dormido from Unang Panahon


Trickie Lopa, Lisa Periquet, and Dindin Araneta—the women of Art Fair Philippines and Art in the Park—are behind this project, so you can be sure that everything at the fair has been carefully curated. No need to worry about plates and silverware that look cheap, jewelry that's mass produced, or tables and chairs that have scratches.

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"What we're hoping to do is really just a shine a light on it. Show people what we believe is very worthwhile—traditional objects done with care, objects that have heritage. Everything there will have a history," Periquet told during The Nonesuch launch on October 4. This narrows down your choices to only the best and meaningful items during your search for a perfect gift.



20th Century Bulul from Gallery Deus


19th Century English sterling silver fruit trays from Tawalisi Antiques


The organizers are hoping to jumpstart Filipino art collectors’ interest in antiques through a speakers’ series called The Nonesuch Salon. There will be a talk on the inner workings of a luxury watch courtesy of Emmanuel Breguet of Breguet France, on the art and culture of local ethnic communities by Floy Quintos, on religious urnas by Ino Manalo, and on collecting art by Ambeth Ocampo.



Tambourine beads from Natalya Lagdameo


When asked how she thinks this inaugural project might fare, Lopa shared, “They thought contemporary art is a very niche market, but look at how much the interest has grown. It's the same thing. If you like contemporary art, you would be interested in objects that are well made, and pieces that have a story behind them.”



The Nonesuch is from October 27 to 29 at The Peninsula Manila, Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue, Makati City. Three-day passes are priced at P1,000, and one-day passes are priced at P350. For more information, visit The Nonesuch’s website.


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