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The outbreak of coronavirus has forced the art and antiques industry to take measures including the postponement of many fairs and auctions around the world. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

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Please note, due to the national shutdown announced March 23, all UK auction houses are now closed to the public for at least three weeks. Online auctions will go ahead in some cases, check for details. 

Headline developments

The Drouot auction centre in Paris plans to reopen at the end of May

Christie’s has closed all offices except in Asia (with staff working remotely) and postponed most sales in the UK, Europe and US, but has expanded its online sales (see below).

Phillips postpones all of its sales until mid-May

Bonhams has released a new calendar of 'online-only' and timed auctions 

The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia, June 17-28, and Masterpiece London, June 24-July 1, both cancelled 

Art Basel Hong Kong; Frieze New York, Art Brussels - all cancelled

Art & Antiques for Everyone at NEC cancelled; major changes to IACF events with cancellations and postponements.

The Open Art Fair in London closed early.

Cancelled or rescheduled auctions:

NOTE: Live online-only

Where an auction is listed as ‘live online only’, no bidding in person is available. Bids can be placed online, and usually on commission and on the phone as well. Check with the auction house directly for further details.

Below is a long list of changes announced by UK auction houses followed by a list of selected auction houses in other countries.

United Kingdom

1818, April 6 - postponed. 

Adam Partridge, online-only sales with the first on May 26.

Aldridges of Bath – all auctions live-online only for the foreseeable future, including upcoming Fine Art & Antiques Auction

Alnwick Auctions, April 12 – cancelled

Amersham Auction Rooms, April 2 - postponed until May 1

Anderson & Garland, Newcastle upon Tyne - all sales postponed until further notice

Andrew Smith & Son, Itchen Stoke (March 25-27) – postponed. April 1-2, also postponed.

Antony Cribb, March 24 - sale to be held on April 7 – online-only

Arthur Johnson, announced the postponement of its sale due to take place on March 21.

Aston's - Toys & Model Railways Auction (March 24) - online only; Cameras & Photographic Equipment (March 26) - online only

Bamfords, Derbyshire - (March 25-27) - online only

Barbara Kirk Auctions, all auctions postponed until further notice

Barry Hawkins, auctions in April cancelled 

Batemans, April 4 - cancelled. Other auctions behind closed doors, no bidding in person or viewing in person, bidding online, by telephone or absentee bids until further notice.

BBR Auctions, saleroom closed - all auctions postponed

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood, March 24 - cancelled and saleroom closed to the public

Beeston Auction House, April 8-9 - live online only   

Bellmans, The Sussex and Winchester salerooms, as well as their London Brook Street office are temporarily closed. The scheduled auctions in Sussex – The Saturday Sale 28 March postponed; Sussex – Interiors Sale  31 March, 1 and 2 April - postponed. New dates to be confirmed in due course. Other sales as published are subject to change.

Bigwood Auctioneers (March 27) - change of format to online only. No bidding in person.

Bolton Auction Rooms, (March 23) - General Auction postponed until further notice. Weekly auctions now live online only every Monday. Phone bids, commission bids will be accepted if you cannot bid online. 

Bonhams has announced a revised sale schedule for May and June in UK, US, Hong Kong and Australia. 

Among the UK art and antiques sales being run from Bonhams’ New Bond Street premises are auctions of Modern and Contemporary African Art (May 13), Greek art (May 28), 19th Century and British Impressionist (June 3), Islamic Art (June 11) and Modern and Contemporary Art (June 24). All these sales will be behind closed doors.

The sales being run from the firm’s Knightsbridge rooms, again behind closed doors, include Modern British and Irish Art (May 12), British and European Art (May 19), The Marine sale (May 26), Jewels (June 10), Decorative arts and Design (June 10) and Prints and Multiples (June 18).

Click here for a full list of Bonhams sales.

Bosleys, April 8 auction – postponed 

Bourne End Auction Rooms, sales on March 25 and April 1-2 - postponed

Brettels Auctioneers and Valuers, Newport, Collectables and General, April 7 -  online only, absentee bids may be left by phone 

Bridport Auctions (March 27) - cancelled

Brighton and Hove Auctions, March 27 sale going ahead. Auctions through April cancelled with plan to resume on May 7.

Brightwells, the Vehicle Department will hold a timed auction on March 24. Other departments will assess the ongoing consideration of hosting live auctions.

Bristol Auction Rooms - all sales postponed until further notice, including March 26

British Bespoke Auctions, April 1 auction - live online-only

Brown & Turner, Antiques, Fine Art, Jewellery, March 28 - postponed  

Burstow & Hewett – office to close from March 24

Busby, Bridport - April general sale cancelled

Bushey Auctions, April 30 - postponed

Byrne's, April 14 and April 29 sales - postponed

C&T Auctioneers, Private Collection of Star Wars Toys and Collectibles (April 8) - online only. All future auctions online only (subject to change).

Canterbury Auctions, April 4-5 – postponed

Capes Dunn, Stockport - all auctions postponed until further notice 

Catherine Southon Auctioneers and Valuers, Bromley (April 29) - postponed

Cato Crane next online only auction to be held in Liverpool on April 22

Chalkwell Auctions (March 26) - postponed, no new date announced at the time of writing

Charles Miller, London (April 8) - postponed to July 7. Liner china online sale (June) to be rescheduled

Charterhouse Auctioneers, postponed all timed online auctions until further notice

Cheffins, March 26 and April 9 sales - postponed until further notice

Chiswick Auctions, offices closed but auctions continuing as online-only

Christie's London has rescheduled many of its auctions including its 20th century auctions (both in New York and London planned for May and June) which will be merged into one week in one location in New York between June 23-26

In London, Classic Week, including Old Master Paintings and the Exceptional Sale, are still scheduled for July 6-17

Chorley’s – auctions postponed until further notice

Churchill Auctions – premises closed. Sales on April 6 and April 20 - postponed

Criterion Auctioneers - sales now live online only

Clarke's Auctions, Semley - April 18 sale postponed

Clarke & Simpson Auctions - saleroom closed - all sales cancelled until further notice

Clarks, March 26 – online-only.

Clevedon Salerooms, March 26 - cancelled 

Cooper & Tanner, April 1 timed online auction - cancelled

The Cotswold Auction Company, Cirencester, April 7-8 - postponed

Cuttlestones, Penkridge and Wolverhampton - all auctions postponed

David Duggleby, Scarborough - sales postponed including April 3, 10 and 11

David Lay Auctions, March 26-27 - postponed

Dawsons, The March sale, Fine Art, Antiques & Jewellery  (March 21) - live and online, no bidding in the room. Live online-only sales until further notice.

Denhams, April 22, May 6 and 20 - postponed 

Diamond Mills, Felixstowe, Antiques and Interiors (March 25) - postponed until further notice

Dix Noonan WebbCoins, Tokens and Historical Medals (April 8) - online only and future sales to be online-only

Dominic Winter, April 8 - postponed

Dreweatts, remote viewing available

Duggleby Stephenson, York - sales postponed including March 27 and April 17

Durrants Auction Rooms, offices closed until further notice

Eastbourne Auctions, sales on April 4 and 11, as well as May 17 - all postponed

East Bristol Auctions – Auctions will be live and online only, no bidding in person or viewing in person

Eldreds, sale of Antiques, Art, Silver, Watches & Jewellery (March 24) - now online only

Elgin Auction Centre, March 25 - postponed until further notice

Elstob & Elstob, April 18 - live online-only

Ewbank’s - Online Coin timed sale ending March 27 goes ahead as planned.

·       Online Timed Decorative Arts. Ends 9th April
·       Online Timed Contemporary Art. Ends 9th April 
·       Online Timed Jewellery & Watches. Ends 29th April
·       Online Timed or live online only. Asian Art: 30th April 
·       Online Timed or live online only. Textiles: 30th April

Excalibur, Toys and Model Railways sale (April 3) - online-only  – Movies & Music Memorabilia sale on April 4 which was postponed to April 11 has now been further postponed to April 25 and is online only.

Fellows, auctions April-June run as timed, online only (excluding the Pawnbroker auctions) 

Fieldings, April 4 - postponed

Forum Auctions, these sales will be held at 220 Queenstown Road, London SW8 4LP and not at the Westbury Hotel. These are: Editions and Works on Paper Featuring Best of British (March 24); The Birmingham Assay Office Library (March 26) and Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper (March 27)

Gardiner Houlgate, Jewellery, Antiques & Works of Art, March 25-26 – postponed to May 20-21

Gardiner Houlgate, April 23 - cancelled

Gary Don, April 7 sale - cancelled

Gildings, Jewellery, Art & Antiques, April 7 and April 28 - postponed 

Golding Young, online-only sales for foreseeable future.

Gordon Day, saleroom closed - all sales cancelled until further notice

Gorringes, Weekly Sale and Book Auction, March 30 – postponed at least three weeks

Graham Budd – Sporting Memorabilia sale, June 1-2 – postponed, revised date in the autumn to be announced in June. Office closed until June 15, email and telephone communications being run from home.

Grand Auctions, April 20 - postponed with new sale date provisionally set for the June 15 

Great Western Auctions - temporarily closed. Auctions postponed until further notice.

Greenslade Taylor Hunt - Spring sporting sale (April 2) – rescheduled for April 30 and Antiques auction (April 2) now rescheduled for May 1

Halls - next sale planned for June.

H&H Auctioneers - Timed Automobilia Sale will be closing on March 29 as planned. April 7 Motorcycle and April 29 Motorcars Auctions will be Live Online sales.

Hannams, April 22-24 - live online only

Hansons salerooms in Derbyshire, Staffordshire and London have closed today (March 23) temporarily. Auctions are now online-ony until further notice.

Henry Adams, April 9 auction - postponed

Henry Aldridge, April 18 - postponed

Holloways, April 4 sale - postponed

Humbert & Ellis - postponed all April sales

Hyperion, March 28 - postponed and April 11 sale live online-only

Jacobs & Hunt Auctioneers – all sales postponed

John Nicholson's - now doing online only sales, starting with Fine Paintings on May 13, Islamic & Oriental art on May 21 and a General/Antique sale on May 22.

Jones & Jacob, April 8 - postponed. The next sale is scheduled for May 13

JS Fine Art, Banbury, three-day sale (March 26-28) - rescheduled to April 23-25 but subject to change

Keys Fine Art Auctions, the East Anglian Art Sale has been rescheduled to May 12 (online-only)

Kidson Trigg, Highworth (April 16) – cancelled

Lacy Scott & Knight, April 4 - postponed

Laidlaw, Collectors and Interiors sale on March 28 - now live online-only

Lawrences of Crewkerne – all auctions postponed

Lichfield Auction Centre – all sales ceased, centre closed temporarily

Littleton Auctions – sales cancelled until further notice

Lockdales, Suffolk, March 28-29 Coins & Collectables - bids can be made online, or via absentee bids or telephone

Lots Road, May 17 antiques auction

Lyon & Turnbull - Edinburgh sales switched to online only including

  • London office temporarily closed, some sales to relocate to Edinburgh, others to be held later

Lyme Bay, March 30 – postponed

Mallams, Abingdon (April 20) - postponed

Mallams, Cheltenham (May 6-7) - postponed

Mallams, Oxford, (March 25-26 and April 22-23) - postponed

Maxwells, Stockport (April 15) - postponed until further notice 

Mander Auctioneers, Suffolk - all auctions postponed

Martel Maides - all sales postponed

McTear's, Glasgow - all auctions suspended (online auctions currently in progress will run to their end dates)

Mellors & Kirk, April 1 and April 15 - both postponed

Mendip Auction Rooms, Binegar - all future auctions postponed until further notice

Mitchells of Cockermouth, all sales now postponed until further notice

M&M Auctions – online-only until at least April 13

Moore Allen & Innocent, Cirencester, all auctions postponed and staff working remotely until further notice

Morphets – all auctions postponed including The Watch Sale of March 26

Mulberry Bank Auctions, April 3-4 auction postponed until April 24-25 but subject to change

Nesbits, April 8 - postponed

Nigel Ward, April 4 - postponed

Northgate Auction Rooms - all sales cancelled until further notice

Ottery Auctions, April 11 - postponed

Paul Beighton, Antiques & Collectables (March 23) - online only. Commission bids to be supplied via email and phone bids should be booked in advance.

Peebles, April 4 - postponed

Penrith, April 1 - postponed

Peter Francis - offices closed until further notice

Peter Wilson, Nantwich - auctions postponed until April 20

Phillip Serrell, March General Sale (March 26) - postponed 

Phillip Serrell, March General Sale (March 26) - postponed 

Piano Auctions, Pianos and Keyboard Instruments (April 2) - postponed

Pilton Auctions, March 28 and April 2-3 sales - postponed - April 16-17 currently planned to go ahead

Pippa Deeley Auctions, May 16 sale – cancelled

PFK Auctioneers – online-only, next sale, April 15

Plymouth Auction Rooms - all sales postponed including March 25

Potburys Auctions (March 24) - cancelled

Potteries Auctions - auctions postponed until further notice including March 29 and April 4

Prop Store (March 26) - postponed. Will be held on April 23

Railtons, April 11 - cancelled

Ramsay Cornish - re-opening for auctions with General Interiors on May 16 (online only, viewing by appointment)

Reeman Dansie, March 24 cancelled, April 7-8 sale - postponed 

Rendells, Devon - all auctions cancelled or postponed until further notice

Richard Winterton Auctioneers, Lichfield Auction Centre – online-ony sales and the centre is closed temporarily. The March 24-25 sale is rescheduled to a one-day event on April 27 at 10am

Ringwood Auctions, Hampshire (April 4) - cancelled

Rogers Jones, Cardiff and Colwyn Bay - all sales after March 27 postponed until further notice

Roseberys, has closed to the public until April 20 with the following auctions postponed: Tuesday 24 March, Jewellery & Watches; Wednesday 25 March, Old Master, 18th & 19th Century Pictures; Thursday 26 March, Fine & Decorative; Friday 3 April, Islamic & Indian Arts; Saturday 25 April, Traditional & Modern Home

Rowley's, April 4 - postponed and further sales postponed until further notice

Sean Eacrett Auctions – offices closed until further notice

Sheffield Auction Gallery, Military sale, March 26 – postponed date to be announced

Sheffield Auction Gallery, Antiques & Collectables, March 27 – postponed, date to be announced

Shouler & Son, March 26 - postponed

Sterling Vault, March 27 and April 9, 14, 17, 24 now live online-only

Silverwoods – all sale cancelled for March-April

Smiths Newent Auctions, April 3 - postponed until further notice


  • Works from the Estate of the Late Patrick Kelly, March 18 - postponed 
  • Najd Collection of Orientalist Art (Part II), March 31 – postponed
  • Arts of the Islamic World and India, April 1 – moved to June 10
  • 44 Fitzwilliam Square: Works from the Estate of Patrick Kelly – moved to November 10
  • Watches, April 30 - postponed until July 14 

Spicers, May 1 and May 15 - online-only auctions

Spink & Son, all sales live online-only

Special Auction Services, online-only sales

Stride & Son, April 16-17 sale – postponed  

Stroud, April 1 and 2 - postponed 

Sumersgill Auctions, York, March 28 – postponed

Summers Place, March 25 sale - live online-only

Sutton Hill, April 24 - live online only

Swan Fine Art , April 1, 2 & 3 postponed, no new date - on TSR

Sworders, online-only and timed sales - new auction calendar published

Tamlyns, Somerset, Collectors and Militaria (March 25) - will be timed online on

Taylors Auctions, April 4 – postponed

Tayler & Fletcher, all sales postponed until further notice, all staff remain fully contactable

Tennants Auctioneers, auctions to be held online-only. Next sale scheduled is May 27 Fans & Fancies auction. The auction centre in Leyburn, Yorkshire is currently closed to the public.

The Pedestal, April 29 - sale postponed

Thomas Miller Auctioneers, now closed - future auctions postponed

Thomas R Callan, sales on April 2 and April 9 - postponed

Thomas Watson - March 24 - postponed to May 12

Thomson Roddick, branches closed and auctions postponed until at least April 13

Trevanion & Dean, Whitchurch - all auctions postponed until further notice

Truro Auction Centre, March 26, general sale postponed and April 3 antique sale postponed

Turner & Sons, office closed auctions postponed

TW Gaze, now closed until June 1 and all sales postponed

Unique Auctions, Lincoln, Antiques Collectors and General Evening Auction (March 25) - cancelled  

Wallis & Wallis, East Sussex, online-only sales

Warren & Wignall, sales on April 1, April 8 and April 15 - postponed


  • 1st April  - The Fortnightly Antiques & Collectables Sale - online only
  • 1st April - The Monthly Toy & Games Sale - online only
  • The Fortnightly Home & Garden Sale - postponed

Warwick Auctions, all sales postponed for foreseeable future

WatsonsToy and Transport (April 2) - postponed

Watches of Knightsbridge, timed and online only 

Wessex Auction Rooms, closed for two weeks. Its April 3-4 sales are cancelled and April 17-18 sales are scheduled as usual until further notice

Whitton & Laing, March 26 - live online / telephone bids

Willingham Auctions, March 28 - postponed

Windsor Auctions all auctions postponed and offices closed until further notice

Wingetts Auctions, sales cancelled until further notice

Woolley & Wallis, offices now closed and all sales postponed for foreseeable future

Wye Valley Auctions, Hereford - all auctions postponed


Adam’s, Dublin, Irish Art (March 25) and all other auctions until further notice - postponed

Hegarty, Antiques & Fine Art (March 22) - online only

Mullen's Laurel Park, Dublin, Cabinet of Curiosities (March 28) - postponed

Whyte's of Dublin, offices closed though services still available. The next auctions are scheduled for May but may be postponed


Dorotheum, Old Masters & 19th Century Paintings April 28- 29 sale - postponed (when auctions are held they will be online-only until further notice)


Arenberg Auctions, Brussels, March 20-21 auction postponed

Cornette de Saint Cyr, sales postponed until further notice

Coronari Auctions, Nazareth - March 21 sale postponed to April 22

Horta, Hotel de Ventes - the sale on March 23-24 (previously rescheduled to April 6-7 and April 27-28) - postponed, no new date

Galerie Moderne, Brussels, March 23- 24 sale postponed to April 6-7


Iegor Canada - all auctions postponed till further notice 

France & Monaco

Aguttes, Old Master drawings (March 27-April 3) - online only / Automobilia sale of Jean Brandenburg collection (March 26 to April 2) - online only

Alde – closed, but online book auction of April 16 to proceed

Artcurial, Paris, all March and April auctions postponed except for online-only sales which are going ahead

Binoche et Giquello, April 1 - postponed

Carcassonne Encheres, next auction postponed, new date yet to be announced

Christie’s Paris

  • Old Master & 19th Century Drawings (March 25) - cancelled
  • Works on Paper (March 26) - cancelled
  • Hommage à Arp – La collection Greta Stroeh (March 26) - cancelled
  • Impressionist and Modern Art (March 27) - cancelled
  • Rare Books & Manuscripts (April 7) - cancelled
  • Pre-Columbian Art (April 7) - cancelled
  • African, Oceanic and American Indian Art (April 8) - cancelled
  • Collection Delanoue (April 28) - cancelled
  • The Collector: Le Goût Français (April 29)

Daguerre, March 27 - postponed

Drouot auction centre is now closed until further notice

Fauve Paris (March 21) - change of format, now online only.

Cornette de Saint Cyr, sales postponed until further notice

Hermitage Fine Art, Monaco - postponed until further notice

Hotel des Ventes de Monaco - March and April sales cancelled and closed until further notice

Kaminski, Couture & Vintage wine on April 5 will be a timed online-only sale

Millon - Jewels (March 24) - postponed to June 22. Weil Thenon collection part 1 and 2 (March 25), postponed to September 16. Islamic art, moved from April 2 to 12 and now online only. Sale on 21 April 2020 – cancelled.

Mirabeau Mercier, sales of March 25, April 1, May 27 – cancelled, auction house closed

Oise Encheres, Spring auction - postponed

Osenat - all auctions postponed

Piasa, Paris - all auctions postponed

Sotheby's Paris, Art Impressioniste et Moderne (March 26) - postponed to June 5; Oeuvres sur Papier (March 27) - postponed to June 6; Joaillerie Paris (April 1) - postponed; Style (April 28); Bibliothèque R. & B. L. Une décennie de vente (April 29) - postponed

SVMEV's auction weekend (March 27-29) has been postponed

Tajan, Paris, all auctions postponed but some timed sales will be maintained

Thierry-Lannon, Brest - all March auctions cancelled

Vasari, Bordeaux - all auctions online only

Vichy Enchères Wind & Plucked Instruments, May 16 - postponed. Quartet Instruments, June 2-4 - postponed to December 1-3. 


Auction Team Breker, Antiques & Photographica, April 4, now online and phone bidding only

Auktionshaus Dannenberg, Berlin, Art Antiques & Collectibles (March 19-23) – limited access to the saleroom

Auktionshaus Dannenberg, Berlin, 159th Auction: Miscellaneous & Toys (March 23-24) – limited access to the saleroom

Auktionshaus Metz, May 16 - online only

Auktionshaus Plueckbaum, May 22 Art & Antiques auction – postponed until further notice

Dr. Fischer Kunstauktionen, May sales postponed. New dates: Russian Art & Icons - June 5; Fine Art, Antiques & Jewellery - June 5-6

Hargesheimer, Germany April 24-25 Russian Art – online-only

Jan K Kube, Militaria auction moved from March 28 to May 2

Lemptertz, all spring auction dates postponed, new dates as follows: 

  • Prussian Sale (Lempertz, Berlin), May 16
  • Jewellery, May 28
  • Decorative Arts, May 29
  • Old Masters. Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture, May 30
  • 19th Century, May 30
  • Photography, June 12
  • Evening Sale: Modern Art, June 12
  • Evening Sale: Contemporary Art, June 12
  • Day Sale: Modern Art, June 13
  • Day Sale: Contemporary Art, June 13
  • End of June Asian Art. China, Tibet/Nepal, India, Southeast Asia, Japan
  • July Important Jewellery and Watches (in Monaco)

Ketterer Kunst, May 25 Books and May 28 19th century art auctions - both postponed (expected June/July) - Regular online-only timed auctions called Ketterer's 100 set to be held on the 1st and 15th of every month.

Siebers Auktionen, Stuttgart, Art Antiques Collectibles (March 25-26) – limited access to the saleroom

Siebers Auktionen, Stuttgart, Modern Art and Design (March 27) – limited access to the saleroom


Im Kinsky Austria - auctions postponed until further notice


Loudos Fine Art & Auctions - all auctions postponed

Hong Kong

Christie's Hong Kong, Spring Asian Art and Luxury sales currently remain scheduled to take place May 30-June 3

Sotheby's HK, Chinese Works of Art, Fine Classical Chinese Paintings, Fine Chinese Paintings, Modern Art (Day Sale); and Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art, Magnificent Jewels, Important Watches, Wine (week of April 5) - all rescheduled to week of July 5. Modern and Contemporary art sales that were originally moved to New York for the week of April 16, have now been moved back to Hong Kong for the week of July 5.


Babuino Italy, April 6 - timed online auction

Colasanti Casa D' Aste, Rome, Fine Art – Old Masters & 19th Century Paintings (March) – postponed to April 8

Colasanti Casa D' Aste, Rome, Fine Art – Furniture, Sculptures & Works of Art (March)  – postponed to April 9

Czerny, March 27-28 – postponed to May 1-2

The Netherlands

De Zwaan Netherlands, March 25 auction - postponed

Onder de Boompjes, Leiden- all auctions until further notice


Lamas Bolaño, Barcelona, auction date moved from March 18-19 to April 29-30 – online-only, subject to change


Christie's Geneva sales are being rescheduled including Luxury Week from May 10-13 which will now take place from June 29-July 1

David Feldman, Silver sale, April 1-3 - postponed to June 30-July 2 

Koller Zurich, March 24 auction - postponed

Kornfeld, June auctions postponed to the autumn, September 17-18

Phillips Geneva, Watches (May 9-10) - postponed


Stockholms Auktionwerks, Fine Arts auction postponed until June 9 and Modern and Contemporary sale postponed until June 11


Andrew Jones, March 21-22 sale (previously postponed until April 19) - postponed, no new date 

Bonhams LA, Traditional/Individual: Modern Native American Art, 23 March; Modern Design I Art, 29 March; Prints and Multiples, 31 March - format changed, with no bidding in person

Bonhams NY, Photographs (30 March) - to be rescheduled

Christie's New York auctions are rescheduled until later this year including the following:

  • Classic Week (21-24 April) - rescheduled to June 8-12
  • A Lasting Engagement: The De Boer Collection (March 18) - to be rescheduled
  • South Asian Modern & Contemporary Art (March 18) - to be rescheduled
  • Contemporary Art Asia Online (March 19-26) - to be rescheduled
  • Photographs (March 31) - to be rescheduled
  • Dalva Brothers: Parisian Taste In New York (April 2) - to be rescheduled
  • Prints and Multiples (April 15-16) - to be rescheduled

Christie's 20th century auctions (both in New York and London planned for May and June) will be merged into one week in one location in New York between June 23-26

Cottone Auctions March 28-29, online-only

Heritage, Dallas, May 5 Silver & Objects of Vertu – online-only

Jones & Horan - Horology & Jewelry, 26 April – postponed to 1st November

Julien's Auctions - all sales online-only, next sales are April 4 and April 10

Maynards – April 1 general auction to go ahead but please preview items online

Oakridge Auction Gallery, US. Next Art and Antiques sale May 16 and Asian Art scheduled for June.

The Potomack Company, April 25 Fine Art & Antiques – online-only

Rock Island Auctions, Illinois 

  • March 25 sale – online-only (no phone bids)
  • April Premier auction – postponed
  • Additional timed online auctions being trialled 

Schmidt's Antiques, June 6 Ceramics – online-only

Sotheby’s New York moving some auctions online:

20th century Design - bidding closes March 31, Photographs - bidding closes April 3, Contemporary Art – bidding closes April 21and Prints & Multiples – bidding closes April 28

Sotheby's Hong Kong sales that were moved to New York are now going back to Hong Kong for the week of July 5

Sotheby’s New York spirits and wine sales - online-only

Swann Auction Galleries - sales postponed

South Africa

Strauss & Co, Cape Town live auction March 29-30 - postponed until May 10-11

Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art, Asian Arts, Jewellery and Wine – April 6-14, online only 

Stephan Welz, South Africa, March 28-April 1 – now timed online sale to start March 26 and end April 12



Art & Antiques for Everyone, Birmingham, MAD Events, April 2-5 - cancelled

Art Basel Switzerland, June 2020 - postponed until September 17-20

Arthur Swallow Fairs, Lincoln Antique and Home Show on Wednesday, April 1 - postponed to June 3

Arthur Swallow Fairs, vintage fleamarket at Lincolnshire Showground, April 19 - postponed to May 10 

Arthur Swallow Fairs, Decorative Home & Salvage Shows, May - cancelled 

Adams Fairs' Frock Me, Chelsea Old Town Hall, April 19 - cancelled

Adams Antiques Fair at The Royal Horticultural Halls, April 26 - cancelled

ADFL's Petworth Park Fair (May 15-17) – postponed until September 11-13

AVA Fairs - all fairs cancelled for 2020

B2B Events: Malvern Flea Fair, April 13 - cancelled / Malvern Flea 25th May 25 - cancelled 

The Chelsea Antiques Fair, London, Penman Fairs, March 18-20 - cancelled

Cotswolds Decorative Antiques and Art Fair, April 17-19 - cancelled

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair, Battersea May 14-18 - cancelled

Derwen Fairs, April 4 and 25-26 April- cancelled

Detling Antiques Fair, April 18-19 - postponed until June 27-28

Dualco Promotions' Antique & Collectors Fairs - all events cancelled until August

Edinburgh Antiques Fair, May 9-10 - cancelled

Ephemera Fair, May 31 - cancelled 

Eye of the Collector, London - postponed until September 8-11

Grandma’s Attic, Pavilion, Bournemouth, March 21-22 - cancelled

Etc Fairs – all fairs cancelled until further notice including Bloomsbury Book Fair April 5 and Bloomsbury Ephemera Fair April 26

Galloway Fairs have cancelled all events until July 3

Haughton International Seminar postponed to June 23-24, 2021; A Collector's Paradise postponed, new dates to follow 

IACF Events - as follows:

  • Newbury (cancelled) March 30
  • Newark (cancelled) April 2-3
  • Peterborough (postponed) April 10-11
  • Ardingly (cancelled) April 21-22
  • Runway (cancelled) Newark, April 27 and May 18
  • Alexandra Palace May 3 (not yet confirmed but anticipated cancelled)

Ian Russell Fairs cancelled events on March 22, April 12 and May 10 

Kensington Church Street Art & Antique Dealers Association's Summer Showcase, scheduled for June - postponed until 2021. (NB: The shops on the street remain open)

Legacy Fairs have cancelled events until September

Lomax Fairs' Southwold Easter fair (April 10-12) has been cancelled

London Flea, London Bridge - cancelled until further notice

London Map Fair, June 6-7 - postponed until next year (June 12-13, 2021)

London Original Print Fair, London, May 1-2 - cancelled

Lost Withiel Antique Fairs, April 4 - cancelled

Love Fairs - Lingfield Park Racecourse April 5, Brighton Racecourse May 3, and July 10-12 event at Kent County Show fairs - all cancelled

Next scheduled Love Fairs events are June 7 at Lingfield Park Racecourse and August 30 at Brighton Racecourse

Masterpiece London, June 24-July 1 2020 - cancelled (Next date is June 24-30, 2021)

Missing Book Fairs, Long Melford, April 4 - cancelled 

Olympia (The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia), June 17-28 - postponed, no new date

The Open Art Fair summer edition, June 24-28 - cancelled 

Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative Antiques and Art Fair, May 1-3 - cancelled

PBFA (Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association): all fairs until the end of May have been cancelled. The Edinburgh Premier Book Fair and the UK Fine Press Book Fair have been rescheduled to November.

Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair, May 15-17, postponed until September 11-13

Sunbury Antiques FairsKempton March 31 – postponed, will evaluate on a weekly basis 

Sunbury Antiques Fairs, Sandown April 7 - postponed, will evaluate on a weekly basis


Foire de Chatou, March 13-22 - cancelled

PAD Paris Art + Design, Paris, April 1-5 - rescheduled to May 12-17

Salon du Livre, Paris, March 20-23 - postponed

Salon du Dessin, Paris, March 25-30 - cancelled

Salon des Antiquaires d’Avignon, SODAF, April 8 - cancelled


AAADA Antiques & Art Fair Melbourne, May 1-3 – Postponed


Art Brussels (April) - postponed, now June 25-28

Ciney Puces et Salon des Antiquaires (April 16) - postponed


Art Cologne, April 23-26 - postponed to November 19-22

Hong Kong

Art Basel Hong Kong, March 19-21 - cancelled

International Antiques Fair 2020 May 30-June 2 - postponed until further notice


Changes to major events include:

Dallas Art Fair, April 16-19 - rescheduled to first week of October

DC National Rare Book & Ephemera Fair, April 18-18 - cancelled

Frieze New York, May 6-10 - cancelled

Julien's Auctions – all sales online-only

LA Art Book Fair, April 3-5 - cancelled

Paper Town, Boxborough Massachusetts, 11 April - cancelled

Paris Photo New York, April - postponed

Philadelphia Show, April 23-26 - cancelled

TEFAF New York Spring 2020 (Modern and Contemporary Art & Design) May 8-11 – postponed until October 31-Nov 4 (preview day on October 30)

TEFAF New York Fall 2020 (Fine and Decorative Art) - cancelled for 2020

Vermont Antiquarian Booksellers Association, Spring Book Fair, March 29 - cancelled 

Other Events 

Kensington Church Street Art & Antique Dealers Association's Summer Showcase, June 19-30 - launch postponed to 2021 

Year of the Dealer events, including performance of Quinney's (March 28) - postponed