Premises and Property

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


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.


Australia’s Mossgreen auction house and art gallery to close if buyer cannot be found

17 January 2018

Australian auction house Mossgreen is to be wound down by administrators after joint founder Paul Sumner was unable to restructure the firm.

Brighton Lanes Antique Centre

End of an era as antiques shop closes in historic Brighton Lanes

15 January 2018

The last general antiques shop in the historic Brighton Lanes area is to close later this month.


Dealers on the move: Wartski swap Mayfair for St James’s... while a new shop opens in north Wales

15 January 2018

Dealers are often on the move. Here, ATG takes another look at some of the dealers that have recently taken up new premises (or are planning to do so) around the UK and beyond. They range from a new London location for a long-standing jewellery firm to Drew Pritchard opening a shop in his local town.


Wartski to move south in the summer to St James’s

08 January 2018

Jewellery dealer Wartski is swapping Mayfair for St James’s and will move south to 60 St James’s Street in London by the end of the summer.

US auction  house

US auction house Morphy Auctions buys James D Julia

21 December 2017

Leading US regional auction house James D Julia is to become part of Morphy Auctions.

Jarrow Auction Rooms

Devastating fire at Jarrow Auction Rooms forces owner to look for new location

04 December 2017

The owner of Jarrow Auction Rooms in Tyne and Wear is hoping to raise money to rebuild his business after it was destroyed by a fire last month.

The team

Former Bonhams employees team up to open new dealership in 16th century Scottish house

28 November 2017

Two former members of auction house Bonhams have teamed up to open a new dealership in Dumfriesshire.

Pimlico Rd

Dealer Humphrey-Carrasco reviews future on Pimlico Road after court case disappointment

14 November 2017

A Pimlico Road antiques dealer is considering leaving the road after two decades following a court case over the redevelopment of a timber yard in the area.

Sunbury to run Kempton and Sandown Park antiques fairs

13 November 2017

Events to be held in tandem as IACF drops Surrey venue to focus elsewhere.


Moving in the right direction: thinking about premises

06 November 2017

Dealers often find themselves adapting and it isn’t just taste, fashion and buyers that change. Expiring leases, life changes and new opportunities mean that they are often on the move. Here, ATG takes a look at some of the dealers that have recently taken up new premises (or are planning to do so) around the UK and beyond.

Pimlico Rd

High Court judge backs decision to redevelop Pimlico Road galleries

03 November 2017

A review by a High Court judge has backed the plans for the Pimlico Road galleries redevelopment.


High Court judicial review begins into Pimlico Road galleries redevelopment

31 October 2017

A review by a High Court judge into the go-ahead for the redevelopment of a Victorian timber yard in Pimlico Road will begin today in London.