Malthouse of Dorking
Malthouse of Dorking did not have far to go to reach its new premises – the shop has relocated from number 49 West Street to number 8. The shop has a history of more than 25 years and offers a wide range of stock from early oak to the Arts & Crafts movement in the new, extensively refurbished shop.
Manager Colin Waters, who has been in the antiques business for more than 35 years, says he is looking forward to highlighting select pieces of stock at the new premises and to continue working on the online side of the business as well.
Malthouse, 8 West Street, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1BL
Taylor Smith Design
Ashton Taylor-Smith will move the antiques side of his business to the dealer collective Edenbridge Galleries in Kent next month. He specialises in 20th century design with an emphasis on Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau and Art Deco and was previously based in Westerham, Kent, for more than 30 years.
However, last year he started focusing more attention on his work as a designer and with commissions coming in from the National Trust and McLaren Automotives, he is creating a studio in his new home on the outskirts of Edenbridge.
His antiques business joins five other dealerships at the collective, which is run by English 18th and 19th century specialist Lennox Cato and his wife Sue.
The Edenbridge Galleries, 1 The Square, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 5BD
Joost van den Bergh
Indian and south-east Asian art dealer Joost van den Bergh shared a premises with fellow Asian art specialist Ben Janssens. After 15 fruitful years in Jermyn Street it was a good moment to move to a new space when the lease at that premises expired.
Van den Bergh is now based in a private space in Bury Street, St James’s. There he will focus in part on cross-cultural combinations of objects, from antiquity to contemporary art.
“This kind of set-up is the future,” he says.
For his next show, Objects of Worship: Jain Gandhara & Hindu sculpture – held as part of Asian Art in London – he will exhibit from Benappi Gallery, 27 Dover Street.
Joost van den Bergh, London, SW1Y 6AA
Manor Farm Barn Antiques
Sandra Evans is moving her business, which specialises in oak and country pieces, from Woodstock, Oxfordshire, to Aberaeron in west Wales.
It is not the first move for Evans, who has been in the antiques business for 34 years. She opened her first shop, Cottage Antiques, in Harrogate before moving to Buckinghamshire when she started trading at fairs under the name Manor Farm Barn Antiques – which it has remained ever since. She has also exhibited at the Woburn Abbey Antiques Centre and Heritage Antiques of Woodstock.
“My husband has always wanted to move back to Wales,” she says, so when a house, “which we had always held as a favourite”, went on the market this year they jumped at the chance. “I found, close to the town centre, an excellent property to rent with plenty of space and a large window display – just five minutes from home.”
Manor Farm Barn Antiques, No. 6 Water Street, Aberaeron, Wales, SA46 0DG
In August, Paul De Grande Antiques, a Belgian dealer in antiques furniture, haute epoque, bronze and decorative objects, opened a new showroom in the harbour area of Zeebrugge.
The new space, Doks, is 1500sqm and is in prime position to pick up traffic from passengers of cruise liners which dock nearby.
Paul De Grande Antiques, Doks, Vismijnstraat 109, Zeebrugge
Crane Kalman Gallery – 60 years in Knightsbridge
One gallery, however, is marking six decades since its last move. Crane Kalman Gallery holds an exhibition that connects small artistic communities on opposite sides of the proverbial ‘pond’ to celebrate its 60th anniversary in Knightsbridge.
Two Points Atlantic – St Ives & Provincetown brings together modernist works from towns in Cornwall and Massachusetts respectively.
Comprised of works on loan to the gallery and for sale, it includes art by Ben and Winifred Nicholson, Alfred Wallis and Barbara Hepworth of St Ives. From Provincetown come works by Hans Hofmann, Robert Motherwell and Helen Frankenthaler.
It marks 60 years since founder Andras Kalman moved the gallery, established in 1949, from King Street in Manchester to London’s Brompton Road. The show continues until December 16.