Premises and Property

Property news for the art and antiques industry covering relocations, property disputes and dealers and auction houses opening new premises.


Simon Spero

Porcelain specialist retires after more than 50 years of trade

15 November 2018

Well-known English porcelain specialist Simon Spero is retiring after a professional career lasting 54 years.

Fire

Gas explosion causes blaze at Nottingham Cattle Market but auction house Arthur Johnson unaffected

05 November 2018

A blaze broke out in four buildings at Nottingham Cattle Market after gas cylinders exploded yesterday evening.

Budget briefcase

Business rates cut is relief for antiques dealers and art galleries

29 October 2018

Small antiques shops and art galleries have been given a reprieve on business rates with Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond announcing a cut by a third for many small businesses.

John Ridgway

Shropshire auction house Perry & Phillips closes as director returns to dealing roots

25 October 2018

Auction house Perry & Phillips in Bridgnorth will close after 170 years in business as its owner has decided to instead focus on running the antiques centre in the Shropshire town.

George Soper

Fundraising plea to build Suffolk gallery for archive of artworks by Enid Blyton illustrator and her family

23 October 2018

A charitable trust formed to promote the art of The Soper Family is seeking funding to build a home for the archive.

Kevin Page

Asian art dealer recovers from Camden Passage flood and reopens

26 September 2018

Asian art dealer Kevin Page Oriental Art is officially re-opening following a flood that forced many dealers in Islington to close.

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A new antiques and interior shop comes to Brackley as dealer and designer join forces

18 September 2018

Newlyweds Rob and Annabel Black have joined forces on a new art and interiors shop in Brackley, Northamptonshire.

Duggleby Stephenson

Yorkshire auction houses team up to expand in York

11 September 2018

Duggleby Stephenson, a joint venture between Scarborough’s David Duggleby and Boulton & Cooper Stephensons, is opening a new saleroom at the York Auction Centre.

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Mullany takes Franklin gallery in St James’s

03 September 2018

Mullany Haute Epoque Fine Art opens the doors to its new gallery on Bury Street, St James’s, this autumn, taking the premises formerly occupied by a silver dealership.

Fine Art Society

The Fine Art Society leaves Bond Street for temporary home in Chelsea

29 August 2018

The Fine Art Society has left its home of the past 142 years in Mayfair’s Bond Street and is temporarily relocating to Chelsea until it secures a permanent address.

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Sotheby’s expands New York space by a third

13 August 2018

Renovation project under way in Manhattan will provide ‘powerful marketing advantage for consignors’

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New premises in Melbourne for Sotheby’s Australia

13 August 2018

Sotheby’s Australia has moved to new premises in the ‘Paris End’ of Melbourne.

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Market confidence as regional firms invest in expansion

23 July 2018

Auction houses in Bristol, Staffordshire and Norfolk have chosen to invest in new premises this year. Suggesting continued confidence in the regional auction market, Bristol Auction Rooms, Potteries Auctions and TW Gaze are planning to open new salerooms by the autumn.

Potteries Auctions

Staffordshire auction house expands in the Potteries

17 July 2018

Staffordshire’s Potteries Auctions is expanding with a second saleroom to increase its auction frequency to two a month.

Olympia

Exhibition venue Olympia set for £700m redevelopment

05 July 2018

The £700m redevelopment of events venue Olympia in west London is under way with plans expected to be submitted by September.

Church Street

Sun shines on Church Street’s latest art and antiques events

27 June 2018

Church Street traders have two reasons to celebrate after the successful launch of Middle Eastern-focused AlFayez in Alfies Antique Market and the second edition of its Sunday street market event 'Antiques Anonymous'.

Charles Phillips and Sons

East Lothian auction house damaged by fire

18 June 2018

An auction house near Musselburgh in East Lothian, Scotland, has been devastated by a fire.

Stroud Auction Rooms expands to nearby site

18 June 2018

Stroud Auction Rooms has moved into a grade-II listed property in the Gloucestershire market town while securing a second site for future expansion.

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Chinese art dealer on the move

18 June 2018

Chinese art specialist Priestley & Ferraro has moved to a new location in St James’s. The new address is 3 Bury Street, not far from 17 King Street where it had been located since 1996.

St James's

Flags festoon art district in London to celebrate The Royal Academy's 250th anniversary

11 June 2018

The Crown Estate, the landlord of art district St James’s in London, has decorated the area with flags designed by artists to celebrate The Royal Academy of Arts' 250th Summer Exhibition.

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