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.