Improved trading in the USA made art and antiques retailers Mallett more profitable in the first half of 2013, despite a slight fall in overall turnover compared to the same period last year.
Pre-tax profit rose to £200,000 compared to
£100,000 in January-June 2011 and a loss of £300,000 in 2011.
Mallett, whose London base is in Dover
Street, will review previously announced plans to scale down
their business in New York and now aim to maximise the
potential of the improving market in the US, where turnover almost
doubled to £3.4m.
Mallett chairman Lord Daresbury said: "The
upturn in the US market has given us some cause for optimism and we
have revised our strategy to make the most of this.
"The slow progress in the UK market,
however, calls for a note of caution.
"But we will continue to provide varied and high quality
exhibitions in our glamorous Ely House showroom to promote interest
and excitement in our market and to generate sales."