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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Planning changes threaten Portobello shops

21 September 2020

Concerns have been raised that Portobello Road antiques shops could be under threat under new English planning laws that will make it easier to change the use of a retail building.

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Cromwell Place: A new style of gallery space

21 September 2020

At a moment when dealers are exploring new ways to trade, Cromwell Place opens for business

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New hires and expansion plans – Movers & Shakers across the auction house sector

15 September 2020

The latest moves at Halls, Cheffins, Freeman’s and Milestone Auctions.

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Toy specialist Aston’s to hold its last auction

14 September 2020

Aston’s Auctioneers & Valuers in Dudley is to close and its final sale – a sci-fi toy collection – will be held next month.

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The Fine Art Society gallery finds quirky Soho home

14 September 2020

Two years after closing its Mayfair base the gallery has reopened in lively Carnaby Street in London.

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Accessibility is central to oak dealer's relocation

07 September 2020

Furniture dealership Early Oak has moved from Burford in the Cotswolds to a more central location for all its UK buyers in Harringworth, near Northamptonshire’s border with Rutland.

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Bonhams scales down Scots sales

24 August 2020

Bonhams is closing its Glasgow office and has restructured its sales schedule and specialists in Scotland.

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Stay cool in the heatwave if you visit Spitalfields

17 August 2020

Phil Taylor Cool Stuff has taken up residence in one of the shops at east London’s Spitalfields Market.

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New Devon auction house and a relocation for a Home Counties collectables specialist – the latest regional auction house news

11 August 2020

Movers and shakers – an update on auction house moves across the regions.

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Messums opens Modern and Contemporary gallery in Harrogate

30 July 2020

Art dealership Messums has opened a permanent exhibition space in Yorkshire.

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Elmwood’s opens Notting Hill office

06 July 2020

Jewellery auction house Elmwood’s has opened a new office in London and hired two new staff as business begins to return to normal after the lockdown.

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Stanley Gibbons unveils refurbished Strand showroom

26 June 2020

Stanley Gibbons Group, which runs philately auctioneer-dealer Stanley Gibbons, numismatic dealership Baldwin’s and auction joint venture Baldwin’s of St James’s, will shortly reopen its newly refurbished shop and head office at 399 Strand in central London.

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The Fine Art Society relaunches in Soho two years after closing New Bond Street premises

25 June 2020

As galleries across the country reopen after months of lockdown, one venerable institution is preparing to stage a comeback even longer awaited.

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Portobello Road Market dealer in dispute over access to stock

22 June 2020

A Chinese silver dealer is searching for a new home on Portobello Road after a dispute with his landlord, Portobello Group.

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No place like home: Holly Johnson opens showroom in Knutsford

01 June 2020

As antiques businesses prepare to reopen across the country, Holly Johnson Antiques is set to launch a new showroom in Knutsford, Cheshire.

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Portobello Road to become traffic-free to enable social distancing for shoppers

20 May 2020

Portobello Road will close to traffic during weekday trading hours to allow more room for shoppers and visitors.

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Dealer David Harper keeps super-busy

18 May 2020

As if opening a shop right now weren’t enough, a book is on the way

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Government lays out steps to reduce lockdown in the UK

10 May 2020

UK Prime minister Boris Johnson spoke to the nation on Sunday evening to set out his government's latest response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Heritage announces ‘significant expansion’ all on one site

04 May 2020

Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas, is consolidating its three offices into one large global headquarters to incorporate offices, salerooms and cataloguing space.

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Art dealers at home… and on the internet: dealers invite viewers to their homes and gardens  

17 April 2020

While the country has been in lockdown I have visited Philip Mould’s bedroom, Derek Johns’ wild flower garden, Simon Dickinson’s folly and Rhod McEwan’s Highland home.

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