Nicholas Worskett has joined Bellmans as specialist head of its book and manuscripts department.
Worskett has 30 years’ experience in the auction world including 17 years at Christie’s where he was head of department at South Kensington and senior specialist.
Philip Belcher, senior executive director at Bellmans, said: “He has an outstanding knowledge, depth of experience and passion for his subject, which clients will find infectious. We look forward to his first sale here in early December.”
Bellmans has salerooms in Wisborough Green in Sussex and in Winchester.
Pennsylvania’s Alderfer Auction has promoted Allyson Constant Babcock to the position of appraiser and sales associate. Babcock, who has spent more than eight years in the auction industry, is the daughter of antiques dealer Douglas Constant.
London law firm Keystone Law has expanded its art law expertise with the hiring of Lisette Aguilar from Sotheby’s. She was formerly associate general counsel and senior director at the auction house.
James Knight, founder and CEO of Keystone Law, said she will “bring a wealth of knowledge which will perfectly complement the range of services that Keystone offers to clients in this sector”.