Premises and Property

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


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 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.

Stephan Ludwig and Ben Clark

Gurr Johns to buy Forum Auctions

09 December 2021

Art consultancy and valuation firm Gurr Johns has bought books and prints specialist Forum Auctions in an all-share deal.

'The Greyhound'

Refurbished Lavery studio to be unveiled at Cromwell Place gallery hub

07 December 2021

A new studio will open following a major refurbishment at a gallery hub in Kensington.


Ken Spelman bookshop to close in York

06 December 2021

One of York’s oldest bookshops is closing next year.


New moves, fresh opportunities

29 November 2021

Gallery relocations give London firms the chance to re-think ways of doing business


Antiquities specialist David Aaron's Mayfair move

29 November 2021

Sometimes a little change is all that’s needed. Antiquities specialist David Aaron is moving from 22 Berkeley Square – to 25a Berkeley Square.

Portobello Road Market

Portobello Road Market goes permanently car free

24 November 2021

Kensington and Chelsea Council has introduced permanent measures for the street in Notting Hill.


Bruty joins the cheery Cecil Court line-up

15 November 2021

Cecil Court, the charming pedestrianised street lined with Victorian shop frontages off London’s Charing Cross Road, has welcomed a new tenant


Grocer’s shop grows into a new life

27 October 2021

Closed for almost two decades, a shop in the Cotswolds town of Dursley has been brought to life as an art and antiques business.


A LAWYER WRITES: Repairs can be a nasty shock at the end of a lease

18 October 2021

Tenants can be faced with a big bill for repairs if certain precautions are not taken at the end of a lease.


Vote of confidence for St James’s with Asian art dealers moving to the area

18 October 2021

A group of Asian art dealers have committed to new spaces in St James’s.


Stroud Auction Rooms moves to new saleroom and changes name to Harper Field

04 October 2021

Stroud Auction Rooms is to rebrand and move to a new purpose-built saleroom.

Bonhams Paris

Bonhams to open saleroom in Paris as Sotheby’s expands wine sales in France

22 September 2021

Auction house Bonhams is to open its first dedicated saleroom in Europe this month.

Madison Avenue

Stanley Gibbons starts bankruptcy process for subsidiary Mallett after New York lease dispute

21 September 2021

Stamp and coin dealership Stanley Gibbons Group has begun a Chapter 11 process in the United States for its US subsidiary Mallett Inc.


Jewellery: Koopman Rare Art grows its presence with the arrival of two ex-Sotheby’s specialists

20 September 2021

After settling in to its new showroom in the West End, Koopman Rare Art has expanded its jewellery department.


Potburys closes auction arm

13 September 2021

After 50 years of trading, Potburys Auctions in Sidmouth, Devon will close with the last sale scheduled for September 21.

ATG letter: Well done to Simon Franses

13 September 2021

I know absolutely nothing about renting business premises, but how gratifying to see Simon Franses, (News, ATG 2507), and his legal team beating down the greedy landlords of London’s West End and getting his rents reduced by 50%.


Design thrives in London with new shop openings in Notting Hill and Fulham Road

06 September 2021

Demand for quality 20th century design is thriving in London with two galleries expanding their operations in the capital.