Premises and Property

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


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Lovejoy would be proud of you: new high-street shops in Suffolk and Dorchester

16 March 2020

Suffolk town where the TV rogue ducked and dived experiences an antiques revival. Plus, details of the Long Melford fairs scene.

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Budget 2020: Business rates scrapped for small shops and galleries

11 March 2020

Art and antiques dealers welcomed news from Chancellor Rishi Sunak that the government will abolish business rates for small businesses this year but warned more still needs to be done.

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Art dealership Messum’s returns to St James’s with new gallery

27 February 2020

A new London branch of Messum’s will open in St James’s Bury Street this spring.

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Pritchard enlarges showroom in Welsh market town

17 February 2020

Drew Pritchard is enlarging his showroom in the Welsh market town of Conwy. The first set of works are set to last about six to eight weeks, and the shop will be closed from February 21-March 25.

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Moseley Antiques Emporium closes after a quarter of a century

17 February 2020

Moseley Antiques Emporium south of Birmingham city centre is closing after more than 25 years in business.

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Ahmet opens new shop in Cecil Court

17 February 2020

Fine European porcelain specialist Serhat Ahmet has opened a new shop in London’s Cecil Court after more than five years in Grays Antique Centre.

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Business as usual despite fire at Guildford auction house

04 February 2020

Wellers of Guildford suffered a fire at its premises but has continued to operate its auction schedule despite disruption to phone lines.

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‘Time to concentrate on us’ says Lennox Cato as Edenbridge Galleries winds down

20 January 2020

Edenbridge Galleries is closing after 13 years with owners Lennox and Susan Cato saying they want to concentrate on their own business.

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New decade, new premises: six dealers opening new shops

20 January 2020

Here is a selection of gallery updates, including a new showroom and shop for a Hertfordshire business dating back to the 19th century.

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Elstob moves to permanent space in Ripon

13 January 2020

Auction house Elstob & Elstob has relocated to larger premises after just a year of trading.

Specialist firm adopts ‘live but online’ auction selling model

06 January 2020

Scientific instruments and photographica specialist Flints Auctions has opened new premises and is launching a fresh type of sale.

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At last! Some Christmas cheer for high street dealers

21 December 2019

Trade body leaders and dealers have given a collective thumbs up to the new Conservative government’s pledge to slash small business rates by half.

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Galleries get a move on: seven latest dealer developments

09 December 2019

Rumours of the death of shops are wide of the mark judging by the latest news of developments in the sector. Here is a selection of gallery moves and initiatives, starting with a new base for a business founded in 1884.

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Adam Partridge opens a third saleroom in Preston

02 December 2019

Adam Partridge Auctioneers & Valuers has opened its third saleroom in the north-west and hired new staff to target consignments from the Lancashire and Lake District areas.

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Venue revealed for new London art fair Eye of the Collector

30 November 2019

Former Masterpiece fair chief executive Nazy Vassegh has announced the venue for her new art fair to launch next year.

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Fine Arts Paris to expand in 2020

15 November 2019

The Fine Arts Paris fair opened to the public this week at the Carrousel du Louvre with the announcement of major expansion plans for its 2020 edition.

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Bamfords reopens following flood at Derby saleroom

13 November 2019

Bamfords’ Derby saleroom closed temporarily after flooding in the area and its auctions this week have been postponed.

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Lisa Lloyd launches first antiques shop venture

04 November 2019

Dealer and former auction house specialist Lisa Lloyd is to open her first antiques shop in Wiltshire.

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Dealer interview: Quaritch’s specialists on a moving market

28 October 2019

Venerable London rare book dealership Bernard Quaritch, established in 1847, has recently moved from Mayfair to Holborn. Here ATG talks to two members of the firm, Andrea Mazzocchi and Donovan Rees, about its new location and some wider trends in the book trade

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Artcurial to start holding auctions in Morocco

24 October 2019

Paris auction house Artcurial is opening an office in Morocco. Launching a permanent subsidiary in Marrakesh, the firm will now start holding regular sales at the famous La Mamounia hotel in the city from December this year.

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