Harris Lindsay, the works of art specialists on Jermyn Street, are to welcome two dealerships, Cohen & Cohen and Michael Lipitch, through their doors on what could prove a permanent basis in June.
The arrangement, which is the culmination of long-held hopes by
all parties, will see Oriental art and Chinese export dealers Cohen
& Cohen and antique furniture specialist Lipitch share the
lower level of the premises as a permanent exhibition space, while
contributing pieces, where appropriate, for a joint display with
Harris Lindsay in the main saleroom.
"We're delighted with the arrangement," Bruce Lindsay told ATG.
"We have known them for a long time and believe that this will
provide a very good mixture, making this an attractive place for
people to visit."
The dealers will spend the first week of June preparing the 2000
sq ft premises before launching the new venture on June 10 in time
for the peak summer selling period.
Michael Cohen, the BADA chairman who gave up his Kensington
Church Street premises a few years ago to concentrate on fairs, is
especially pleased to be creating what he called a triumvirate of
dealers "in the upper echelons of their game".
"We have complementary disciplines. It will be like creating a
mini Grosvenor House," he said.
Currently, Harris Lindsay have an 18ft long bookcase which is
ideal for displaying the sort of porcelain that could be provided
by Michael Cohen.
Harris Lindsay will also play host to an exhibition of
Modigliani drawings staged by Richard Nathanson during London art
Week from July 4.
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