Premises and Property

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


Sotheby’s expands New York space by a third

13 August 2018

Renovation project under way in Manhattan will provide ‘powerful marketing advantage for consignors’


New premises in Melbourne for Sotheby’s Australia

13 August 2018

Sotheby’s Australia has moved to new premises in the ‘Paris End’ of Melbourne.


Market confidence as regional firms invest in expansion

23 July 2018

Auction houses in Bristol, Staffordshire and Norfolk have chosen to invest in new premises this year. Suggesting continued confidence in the regional auction market, Bristol Auction Rooms, Potteries Auctions and TW Gaze are planning to open new salerooms by the autumn.

Potteries Auctions

Staffordshire auction house expands in the Potteries

17 July 2018

Staffordshire’s Potteries Auctions is expanding with a second saleroom to increase its auction frequency to two a month.


Exhibition venue Olympia set for £700m redevelopment

05 July 2018

The £700m redevelopment of events venue Olympia in west London is under way with plans expected to be submitted by September.

Church Street

Sun shines on Church Street’s latest art and antiques events

27 June 2018

Church Street traders have two reasons to celebrate after the successful launch of Middle Eastern-focused AlFayez in Alfies Antique Market and the second edition of its Sunday street market event 'Antiques Anonymous'.

Charles Phillips and Sons

East Lothian auction house damaged by fire

18 June 2018

An auction house near Musselburgh in East Lothian, Scotland, has been devastated by a fire.


Chinese art dealer on the move

18 June 2018

Chinese art specialist Priestley & Ferraro has moved to a new location in St James’s. The new address is 3 Bury Street, not far from 17 King Street where it had been located since 1996.

Stroud Auction Rooms expands to nearby site

18 June 2018

Stroud Auction Rooms has moved into a grade-II listed property in the Gloucestershire market town while securing a second site for future expansion.

St James's

Flags festoon art district in London to celebrate The Royal Academy's 250th anniversary

11 June 2018

The Crown Estate, the landlord of art district St James’s in London, has decorated the area with flags designed by artists to celebrate The Royal Academy of Arts' 250th Summer Exhibition.


The Fine Art Society quits historic Mayfair home

04 June 2018

Contemporary art specialist Halcyon Gallery will expand in Bond Street by moving into the Fine Art Society’s home of the past 142 years, in the latest example of a traditional gallery leaving Mayfair.


Bath brightened up even more by Gray

21 May 2018

Gray MCA plans to tap into a wide base of fashion enthusiasts and collectors as it moves into its first permanent gallery space in Bath this month.


Fellows moves up in Mayfair

21 May 2018

Fellows has expanded its London presence with a new office in a Georgian townhouse in Mayfair which will allow an improved viewing schedule for auction previews.


Lodgings to reopen with Gillows saved

21 May 2018

Lancashire County Council is to reopen Lancaster Judges’ Lodgings, home to a key collection of Gillows furniture.

Iain M Smith Auctioneers & Valuers

First auction after fire for Iain M. Smith in Perth

30 April 2018

Scottish auction house Iain M. Smith has announced the date of its first sale since a fire destroyed the saleroom’s premises at Perth Aerodrome in Scone.


Mossgreen consignors free to collect goods without facing charges from administrator BDO

25 April 2018

The administrator to collapsed Australian auction house Mossgreen has lost a court case over fees which means goods can be returned to their rightful owners without fees being due.


Dutch auction house plans regular London sales

09 April 2018

A Dutch auction house is planning to launch regular sales in London as, it says, the art and antiques market in Holland has contracted.


Persian art specialist opens gallery in central London

06 April 2018

CAMA Gallery, a Persian art specialist from Iran, has opened its first London gallery in Westminster.


Trio based Down South make fresh moves

26 March 2018

Gallery openings have declined steadily during the last decade, according to the recent The Art Market 2018 report. In 2017, it says, around 87% fewer new galleries were established than in 2007. But that’s only part of the story.


Perth auctioneer forced to move after ‘suspicious’ fire at saleroom

16 March 2018

A devastating fire at an auction house in Scotland has forced it to temporarily relocate.