Premises and Property

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


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.


Gallery openings planned in new-look Cork Street as works draw to a close

12 March 2018

The landlord behind the redevelopment of Cork Street in Mayfair is planning a clutch of new gallery openings and art events as building work comes to an end.

Hornsey Town Hall memorabilia

Contents of Hornsey Town Hall to be auctioned ahead of redevelopment

07 March 2018

Ever wanted to own a Hornsey Town Hall jerry can, street sign or some ARP memorabilia? Or perhaps some old computers, scientific equipment and vintage school lockers?

Stanley Gibbons

Hornby owner buys stake in Stanley Gibbons Group to help reduce debt

23 February 2018

Stamp and coin dealership Stanley Gibbons Group has sold a stake to the owner of model railway and collectables retailer Hornby to help pay down debt.


Landlord at Silver Vaults considers options

19 February 2018

The long-term future of the historic London Silver Vaults is uncertain as the landlord weighs up options for the building.


The Howe-to antiques guide

05 February 2018

Christopher Howe has been dealing from the Pimlico Road area for the past 30 years but he likes to shake things up.

The Fine Art Society

Dealer The Fine Art Society to leave London’s Bond Street after more than 140 years

02 February 2018

The Fine Art Society has decided to end its 142-year stint on London’s Bond Street in Mayfair and is searching for a new home.


Mallett reunited with Dreweatts and Bloomsbury after sale by Stanley Gibbons

31 January 2018

Antiques dealership Mallett has been reunited with its former stablemates Dreweatts and Bloomsbury following a £100,000 purchase by Gurr Johns-owned Dreweatts.


Auction house China Guardian to open Art Center in Beijing to mark 25th anniversary

26 January 2018

China Guardian is to open a new flagship building in Beijing this spring with auction and museum space.


Dealer calls for investors as he plans Welsh tourism hub with sculpture park and massive dragon sculpture

25 January 2018

A call has gone out to help raise £3m to create a Welsh sculpture park and tourist centre that includes an 80ft (24m) bronze sculpture of a dragon.


Rountree Tryon downsizes as St James’s rents rise

22 January 2018

Rising rents and business rates in central London have forced Rountree Tryon Galleries to downsize.

Philadelphia art museum

Philadelphia Museum of Art takes over running of venerable antiques and art show

18 January 2018

Sponsorship - and organisation - of the Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show is changing hands.