News In Brief – including reports of Bonhams auction house being up for sale

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including reports of Bonhams auction house being up for sale.

Bonhams reported to be up for sale Auction house Bonhams is reported to be in talks with investment bank and advisory firm NM Rothschild on the potential sale of the 225-year-old firm. Bonhams is controlled by chairman Robert Brooks. He acquired the firm in 2000. Discussions about a potential sale took place four years ago but a deal did not materialise. According to The Sunday Times, Poly Culture, China’s largest auctioneering group, had expressed an interest in the firm. The newspaper reported that ...