Premises and Property

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

The Breuer Building

Sotheby’s to move to ‘museum mile’ in New York

02 June 2023

Sotheby’s New York will move its headquarters to the Breuer building, currently occupied by The Frick Collection.

Directors of Adrian Alan

Hires, promotions and relocations – the latest art and antiques news

31 May 2023

From a new boss of Christie’s Asia to a Brighton antiques gallery move, here is a round up of auction house and dealer updates from around the world.

Directors of Adrian Alan

Adrian Alan moves antiques gallery to Brighton

29 May 2023

Adrian Alan, a specialist in 19th century French furniture and objects, has left London for more spacious premises in Brighton.


Galloway closes Dover Street gallery space

01 May 2023

Asian art specialist Francesca Galloway has left her Dover Street, London, premises of 16 years as she considers new directions for the business and other interests.

Rufus Bird

Mallett makes a comeback at Gurr Johns

24 April 2023

Historic dealership Mallett has been relaunched with furniture specialist Rufus Bird to lead the firm.

Beurret Bailly Widmer Auktionen

Industry news: Artcurial expands into Switzerland and a new Edinburgh saleroom for Bonhams

20 April 2023

A round up of industry news including French auction house Artcurial buying Swiss firm Beurret Bailly Widmer Auktionen.

Agnews expands base with works on paper in Brussels

10 April 2023

Agnews has launched a new works-on-paper business in Brussels.

Peterborough Festival of Antiques

Easter’s Festival of Antiques at Peterborough to be the last

16 March 2023

The East of England Showground is to close and will no longer be able to host large-scale outdoor events, forcing International Antiques and Collectors Fairs (IACF) to stop running the long-standing Peterborough Festival of Antiques.


London jewellery firm Symbolic & Chase expands

13 March 2023

Symbolic & Chase is expanding its Old Bond Street premises from two to three floors with an opening scheduled for late April

Camden Passage

Camden Passage antiques dealers suffer amid new Islington traffic restrictions

28 February 2023

Traders at London’s historic Camden Passage antiques market have been blighted by roadworks for a new traffic system.

Charles Hanson and Robin Fletcher

Hansons Auctioneers expands into Kent with latest saleroom opening at The Pantiles Arcade

16 February 2023

A Kent saleroom for Hansons and a new face at Noonans are among the latest recruitment and expansion news across the art and antiques sector.

Plywood ‘Pretzel’ armchairs

Criterion Auctioneers opens Gloucester saleroom with plans for new west London rooms by April

06 February 2023

Criterion Auctioneers has opened a new saleroom in Gloucester while planning a move into west London in the spring.


Hampstead Antique Emporium given stay of execution

16 January 2023

Asset of Community Value status breathes life into campaign to save Hampstead antiques centre

Hampstead Antique & Craft Emporium

Hampstead Antique & Craft Emporium granted 'Asset of Community Value' status

12 January 2023

An antiques centre in Hampstead forced to close by its landlord has been recognised by Camden Council as an 'Asset of Community Value', delaying any potential sale to give community groups a chance to raise funds to buy it.

New hires and promotions

Hindman’s CEO hire and a new owner for Bainbridges: promotions and moves across the world of art and antiques

10 January 2023

The latest Movers & Shakers including a new CEO at Hindman and Adam Partridge acquiring Bainbridges in Ruislip.

Adam and Ridley Partridge

Adam Partridge spreads his wings to the south

09 January 2023

Macclesfield and Liverpool auction house Adam Partridge has expanded its operation into the south-east and south-west of England with the purchase of two existing salerooms.

Masterpiece London

Masterpiece London cancelled due to rising costs and Brexit

09 January 2023

The parent company of Masterpiece London has decided to cancel the 2023 edition of the fair which had been due to take place this summer.

Hampstead Antique & Craft Emporium

Protest planned at Hampstead Antique Emporium ahead of closure

04 January 2023

A group of traders at Hampstead Antique & Craft Emporium have organised a protest on the last day before it closes.

Pantiles Arcade

Mark Hill launches at Pantiles Arcade in Tunbridge Wells

13 December 2022

Television antiques expert Mark Hill unveils his new premises in Tunbridge Wells this week.

Snow in Gloucestershire

Snow and train strikes hit art and antiques businesses

12 December 2022

A handful of art and antiques firms have had to temporarily close premises due to snow today.