Premises and Property

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

Kelmscott Manor

Cotswold retreat of Arts & Crafts pioneer William Morris to reopen after a 30-month major refurbishment

10 March 2022

The former country home of William Morris and his family has undergone an extensive £6m refurbishment.

Rachael Osborn-Howard
Ian Harris

Dealer and Antiques Roadshow veteran Ian Harris calls it a day at ‘84 and a half’

28 February 2022

Dealer and BBC Antiques Roadshow veteran Ian Harris is auctioning the majority of his stock as the company N Bloom & Son closes after more than a century.

Forum Auctions

New and old homes for growing Battersea and Devon salerooms

21 February 2022

Forum Auctions has moved across the road from its existing premises to a dedicated saleroom while Chilcotts in Devon has also been on the move.

The Winter Show

The Winter Show gets new dates and a new venue

07 February 2022

New York art and antiques fair The Winter Show will take place in April in the former Barneys New York department store at 660 Madison Avenue in Manhattan.

Lamb Arcade

Hungerford centre owner takes over Oxfordshire's Lamb Arcade with pledge to upgrade premises

07 February 2022

Adrian Gilmour, owner of the Hungerford Antiques Arcade, has acquired the Lamb Arcade in Wallingford.

Laidlaw Auctioneers

Laidlaw bets on the ‘saleroom experience’ at new premises

07 February 2022

Laidlaw Auctioneers and Valuers has invested in a new premises in Carlisle with a café and a museum on site and the auction house is confident that room bidding is not a thing of the past.

Gas lamp

Historic gas lamps win temporary reprieve after campaign led by antiques dealers

27 January 2022

Two antiques dealers and their supporters campaigning for Westminster Council to stop removing historic gas lamps have won a temporary reprieve.


Clay shuts up shop after 48 years

17 January 2022

After 48 years dealing from a shop on New Kings Road in Fulham, dealer John Clay is closing his doors.

Bukowskis Stockholm headquarters

Bonhams aims for a European and online boost with Bukowskis purchase

13 January 2022

Auction house Bonhams has bought Scandinavian firm Bukowskis.


Dawsons invests in larger premises

20 December 2021

Dawsons Auctioneers is relocating to a larger new premises and plans to hold all its sales as live online-only without room bidding.

Stephan Ludwig and Ben Clark

Gurr Johns to buy Forum Auctions

09 December 2021

Art consultancy and valuation firm Gurr Johns has bought books and prints specialist Forum Auctions in an all-share deal.

'The Greyhound'

Refurbished Lavery studio to be unveiled at Cromwell Place gallery hub

07 December 2021

A new studio will open following a major refurbishment at a gallery hub in Kensington.


Ken Spelman bookshop to close in York

06 December 2021

One of York’s oldest bookshops is closing next year.


New moves, fresh opportunities

29 November 2021

Gallery relocations give London firms the chance to re-think ways of doing business


Antiquities specialist David Aaron's Mayfair move

29 November 2021

Sometimes a little change is all that’s needed. Antiquities specialist David Aaron is moving from 22 Berkeley Square – to 25a Berkeley Square.

Portobello Road Market

Portobello Road Market goes permanently car free

24 November 2021

Kensington and Chelsea Council has introduced permanent measures for the street in Notting Hill.


Bruty joins the cheery Cecil Court line-up

15 November 2021

Cecil Court, the charming pedestrianised street lined with Victorian shop frontages off London’s Charing Cross Road, has welcomed a new tenant


Grocer’s shop grows into a new life

27 October 2021

Closed for almost two decades, a shop in the Cotswolds town of Dursley has been brought to life as an art and antiques business.


A LAWYER WRITES: Repairs can be a nasty shock at the end of a lease

18 October 2021

Tenants can be faced with a big bill for repairs if certain precautions are not taken at the end of a lease.