Premises and Property

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


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Chiswick unveils saleroom move

16 May 2022

Chiswick Auctions is ‘going home’ after nearly 25 years.

Woolley & Wallis

New appointments and premises across the world of art and antiques

10 May 2022

New faces at Woolley & Wallis, Runjeet Singh and Freeman’s are among the latest Movers & Shakers.

Hilary Proctor

Returning tourists give business boost for Portobello Road

25 April 2022

Tourists returning to London gave Portobello Road traders a significant boost over the Easter period.

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Ethiopian dealership launches London base

25 April 2022

Contemporary African art was a topic of discussion at last month’s The Art Business Conference in London.

Lalique vase

Lalique celebrates 100 years at French factory

23 April 2022

The Lalique factory in Wingen-sur-Moder, in north eastern France, is celebrating 100 years in operation.

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New viewing space in Old Sarum for Woolley & Wallis

18 April 2022

Visitors to the Furniture, Works of Art and Clocks sale at Woolley & Wallis on March 31 were the first in the auction house’s new viewing gallery at the Castle Gate premises.

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The nation of shopkeepers

11 April 2022

Bricks and mortar premises are making a comeback as visitors return to town centres

Nimrod Dix, Christopher Webb and Pierce Noonan

Dix Noonan Webb rebrands as Noonans

04 April 2022

Auction house Dix Noonan Webb (DNW) will be shortening its name to Noonans from the end of April.

Tom Österman of Auctionet with Lawrences' Helen Carless.

Swedish firm Auctionet buys Lawrences of Crewkerne

30 March 2022

Auctionet, the online auction platform, has bought Lawrences Auctioneers in Somerset but the team at the Crewkerne firm will remain in place.

Kelmscott Manor

Cotswold retreat of Arts & Crafts pioneer William Morris to reopen after a 30-month major refurbishment

10 March 2022

The former country home of William Morris and his family has undergone an extensive £6m refurbishment.

Rachael Osborn-Howard
Ian Harris

Dealer and Antiques Roadshow veteran Ian Harris calls it a day at ‘84 and a half’

28 February 2022

Dealer and BBC Antiques Roadshow veteran Ian Harris is auctioning the majority of his stock as the company N Bloom & Son closes after more than a century.

Forum Auctions

New and old homes for growing Battersea and Devon salerooms

21 February 2022

Forum Auctions has moved across the road from its existing premises to a dedicated saleroom while Chilcotts in Devon has also been on the move.

The Winter Show

The Winter Show gets new dates and a new venue

07 February 2022

New York art and antiques fair The Winter Show will take place in April in the former Barneys New York department store at 660 Madison Avenue in Manhattan.

Lamb Arcade

Hungerford centre owner takes over Oxfordshire's Lamb Arcade with pledge to upgrade premises

07 February 2022

Adrian Gilmour, owner of the Hungerford Antiques Arcade, has acquired the Lamb Arcade in Wallingford.

Laidlaw Auctioneers

Laidlaw bets on the ‘saleroom experience’ at new premises

07 February 2022

Laidlaw Auctioneers and Valuers has invested in a new premises in Carlisle with a café and a museum on site and the auction house is confident that room bidding is not a thing of the past.

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Historic gas lamps win temporary reprieve after campaign led by antiques dealers

27 January 2022

Two antiques dealers and their supporters campaigning for Westminster Council to stop removing historic gas lamps have won a temporary reprieve.

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Clay shuts up shop after 48 years

17 January 2022

After 48 years dealing from a shop on New Kings Road in Fulham, dealer John Clay is closing his doors.

Bukowskis Stockholm headquarters

Bonhams aims for a European and online boost with Bukowskis purchase

13 January 2022

Auction house Bonhams has bought Scandinavian firm Bukowskis.

Dawsons

Dawsons invests in larger premises

20 December 2021

Dawsons Auctioneers is relocating to a larger new premises and plans to hold all its sales as live online-only without room bidding.

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