Premises and Property

Property news for the art and antiques industry covering relocations, property disputes and dealers and auction houses opening new premises.


Willoughby Gerrish opens new Mayfair gallery space

15 July 2024

London dealership Willoughby Gerrish has unveiled a new base in Mayfair (2nd Floor, Savile Row). The two-roomed space was previously occupied by Waterhouse & Dodd.

Auctioneer Aubrey Dawson

Aubrey Dawson launches new auction business

11 July 2024

Auctioneer and valuer Aubrey Dawson and jewellery expert Rachel Hutchinson, both previously of Dawsons in Maidenhead, have formed a new auction house called Aubreys.

Gregynog Hall

Rogers Jones expands to mid-Wales with sales at Gregynog Hall

18 June 2024

Welsh auction house Rogers Jones is launching sales at Gregynog Hall in Powys. It will also open a new regional office for mid-Wales and the border regions at the venue.

Auctioneer Charles Hanson

Charles Hanson opens saleroom in Norfolk

13 June 2024

The Rostrum in Norfolk will be the seventh saleroom to be operated by the firm


Alfies unveils new street level arcade and seeks to bring in new visitors

13 May 2024

A large shark and tarot card reading might seem a bizarre way to bring visitors into a north-west London antiques centre but there is method behind the apparent madness.

MS Rau opens pop up in Colorado

13 May 2024

New Orleans art, antiques and jewellery firm MS Rau is expanding and will open a second seasonal location in Colorado, on June 6.


Huge new Hancocks home open for business

13 May 2024

Jewellery specialist Hancocks London is celebrating its move to a new, larger premises. Leaving Mayfair after 175 years, the dealer has opted for St James’ (as revealed in ATG No 2631).

Wayne Colquhoun

Antiques dealers resurrect chapels to create shops

13 May 2024

Former premises rescued as unholy messes are proving ideal for new use as atmospheric settings for antiques shops

Shapero Rare Books

New chapter for Shapero - still in Mayfair

06 May 2024

Shapero Rare Books has given a vote of confidence to London’s West End by moving to even larger premises within Mayfair.

Sculptures by Laurence Edwards

New Messums gallery to aid Lowestoft regeneration

22 April 2024

Messums, the modern and contemporary art dealership in London and Wiltshire, plans to open a new premises in the east of England next spring.

Kelmscott Manor

Plea to raise final £40,000 for Kelmscott Manor’s Samson tapestries

17 April 2024

The Society of Antiquaries and the Kelmscott Campaign Group, led by antiques dealer Martin Levy, are hoping to raise the final £40,000 needed to conserve Kelmscott Manor’s Samson tapestries.

Frank Lloyd, Gilbert Lloyd, and Francis Bacon

Marlborough Gallery to close after nearly 80 years in business

05 April 2024

Marlborough Gallery is to close after nearly 80 years in business following a decision by its board of trustees to wind down its operations.

The Piper Building

Big expansion for Lots Road auction house

04 March 2024

Lots Road Auctions in Chelsea is moving to a large new saleroom in Fulham as the firm becomes an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) following the retirement of founder Roger Ross.

Chelsea Old Town Hall

Cotswold’s dealer fair relocates to London for 2025

27 February 2024

The organisers of the Cotswold Art & Antiques Dealers’ Association (CADA) are moving its annual fair to London next year.

The Fine Art Society’s

No London return for art dealer Fine Art Society

26 February 2024

The Fine Art Society (FAS) has confirmed that it has no plans to reopen a London premises after closing its Carnaby Street gallery last October.


Moves include vote of confidence for both Mayfair and St James’s

19 February 2024

Latest dealer relocations show grounds for optimism that traditional dealing trade hubs of London are not in danger

People moves

New hires, promotions and expansions across antiques dealers and auction houses

07 February 2024

Movers and Shakers across the world of art and antiques.

18th century Anton Walter forte piano

Piano Auctions to sell in Holland after Brexit

05 February 2024

The impact of Brexit on UK overseas trade has led one auction house to open a saleroom in the Netherlands.

New recruits

New faces at auction houses in the UK and overseas

25 January 2024

A new director at a West Sussex firm and expansion in Sheffield are among the latest Movers & Shakers across the world of art and antiques.

Stanley Gibbons and Baldwin's

New Stanley Gibbons and Baldwin’s set-up announced after rescue

15 January 2024

Strand Collectibles Group, the parent company for stamp specialist Stanley Gibbons and coin specialist Baldwin’s, has announced a new structure.