Premises and Property

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


Lay's saleroom

Second saleroom for Lay’s

03 October 2022

Lay’s Auctioneers (previously known as David Lay) has expanded with a second saleroom in its home county of Cornwall.

Emma Ward

Art specialist Emma Ward to create new dealership with Fabrizio Moretti

26 September 2022

Dickinson Gallery’s managing director Emma Ward and James Roundell have left to set up a firm with Old Master specialist Fabrizio Moretti.

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Corn Exchange grows into antiques arcade

26 September 2022

A former theatre, corn market, auction rooms, exhibition space and council office has been “reanimated” as an “emporium” by a group of art and antiques dealers.

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Style of Silver gets new Hungerford shopfront

12 September 2022

Styles Silver of Hungerford has moved a few doors down the road. The LAPADA member started trading at 12 Bridge Street in Hungerford in 1979 and has now moved down the street to number 3.

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Dealers' news in brief including a London gallery offering an important Flemish cabinet

08 August 2022

A quick look at some recent events and objects on offer around the trade.

Stanley Gibbons Group

Stanley Gibbons Group proposes de-listing from London Stock Exchange

23 July 2022

Stanley Gibbons Group, the stamps and coins dealership and auction specialist, has proposed to go private and remove its listing from the Alternative Investment Market (AIM), which is a junior sub-market of the London Stock Exchange.

Matthew Haley

Promotions and appointments – the latest Movers & Shakers across the world of art and antiques

20 July 2022

A new boss for Bonhams’ Knightsbridge saleroom is among the latest updates.

Michael Callan, Sybelle Thomson and Cameron Thomson

Scottish salerooms team up to create a new partnership

18 July 2022

Two Scottish auction houses have merged to form a new operation: Thomson Roddick Callan.

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Taxidermy and lots of other stuff

18 July 2022

Couple move upstairs in their 17th century Cotswolds townhouse to open an antiques shop below

Bishop & Miller Norfolk

Bishop & Miller expands to Norfolk

11 July 2022

Bishop & Miller is expanding into Norfolk this autumn with a new saleroom and team.

Bruun Rasmussen

Bonhams closes coins and medals department

11 July 2022

Bonhams has closed its coin and medals department in London and specialist John Millensted will now work as a consultant to the firm.

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The former mills now grinding out antiques sales

11 July 2022

Ex-industrial premises have been brought back by firms relying on heritage interest

Bruno Vinciguerra and Arnaud Cornette

Bonhams steps up European expansion with French auction house purchase

29 June 2022

Bonhams has bought its fourth auction house this year: Cornette de Saint Cyr with salerooms in Paris and Belgium.

Jewellery team

New faces and galleries – a round up of new hires and developments across the art and antiques sector

28 June 2022

An expanding jewellery team in Staffordshire and a new London managing director for a US auction house feature in our latest round-up of industry news.

Fabrizio Moretti

Moretti Fine Art opens new St James’s gallery

23 June 2022

Moretti Fine Art is to open an enlarged gallery in the heart of St James’s after a complete renovation of the Duke Street buildings.

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Georgian on our mind: end of an era at St James’s art community

06 June 2022

The upper floors of this elegant London brick building have housed notable names over the years, as dealers Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch describe

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Plea for help to restore historic barns housing antiques centre

23 May 2022

A family of antiques dealers are hoping to raise funds to continue the restoration of two Elizabethan barns in the Surrey countryside that house their centre.

Chiswick Auctions

Chiswick unveils saleroom move

16 May 2022

Chiswick Auctions is ‘going home’ after nearly 25 years.

Woolley & Wallis

New appointments and premises across the world of art and antiques

10 May 2022

New faces at Woolley & Wallis, Runjeet Singh and Freeman’s are among the latest Movers & Shakers.

Hilary Proctor

Returning tourists give business boost for Portobello Road

25 April 2022

Tourists returning to London gave Portobello Road traders a significant boost over the Easter period.

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