The auction house’s sales of Homes and Interiors, Jewellery, Asian and Sporting art in Scotland will cease, leaving just Scottish Art and whisky sales remaining at its saleroom in Edinburgh.
It will continue to carry out valuations in these categories and items consigned will be offered in the relevant London sales.
The lease on the Glasgow office in Newton Mearns is coming to an end and will close in the new year.
However, Bonhams’ specialist there, Gordon Mcfarlan, will continue to visit clients on the West Coast and across Scotland.
The firm said “some colleagues will be leaving the company between now and the end of the year”.
Bonhams’ final Home and Interiors and Sporting sales in Scotland will take place jointly at Queen Street on September 23.
Under the new calendar Bonhams will hold six sales in Scotland: Scottish Art twice a year and four whisky sales.
One of the Scottish Art sales will also incorporate its annual Scottish Sale which includes Scottish objects such as jewellery, silver, ceramics, glass and furniture.
Bonhams said the team in Scotland also plans to add sales when appropriate including online-only and single-owner sales. Charles Graham- Campbell, Bonhams managing director in Scotland, said: “Categories such as Homes and Interiors, Jewellery, Asian Art and Sporting sales can be well-served in larger sales at our other UK salerooms. Our other sales are unchanged, including Scottish Art, where we remain the only international auction house to hold regular dedicated sales in Scotland.”
Bonhams was bought by private equity group Epiris in September 2018 and it is run by former Sotheby’s chief operating of f icer Bruno Vinciguerra, who is executive chairman. In the UK, it operates salerooms in Mayfair and Knightsbridge, Edinburgh, Kidlington and Bicester, Oxfordshire, alongside a series of regional offices.