Premises and Property

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


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.

We need a St James’s association, says Jermyn Street dealer Franses

30 August 2021

Plans for a new association to protect the interests of art and antiques dealers in St James’s in central London are under way after textile dealer S Franses succeeded in winning the costs of its recent high court case.

Textile dealer victorious again: costs of court case to be paid by landlord

26 August 2021

Following a long running legal dispute between textile dealer S Franses in Jermyn Street, London and its landlord, Capitaland, presiding Judge Parfitt ordered the landlord to pay the costs of the case.

Richard Winterton Auctioneers expands with Tamworth site

23 August 2021

Richard Winterton Auctioneers is expanding in Staffordshire with the opening of a new saleroom in Tamworth this autumn.

New gallery hub and art fair come to former New York department store

17 August 2021

A former department store on Madison Avenue, New York, is to become a new home for art dealers.

Stanley Gibbons hit by pandemic but hopeful for improved trading in revamped shop

11 August 2021

Stamp and coins dealership Stanley Gibbons reported its full year results highlighting the impact the pandemic had on sales.

Kensington and Chelsea council calls for feedback on new proposals for Portobello Road Market

07 August 2021

Antiques dealers, market traders, local businesses, residents and visitors are invited to give feedback on more than 50 proposals to improve visiting and trading at markets in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea including Portobello Road market.

Christie's to open permanent saleroom in Hong Kong

03 August 2021

Christie’s is to step up its operations in the Far East with its first permanent saleroom and gallery space in Hong Kong.

Portobello dealers ‘left reeling’ as flood hits shops and arcades

19 July 2021

Portobello Road dealers are cleaning up after “a month of rain in 90 minutes” flooded homes and businesses in the area last week.

Antiques Roadshow specialist Eric Knowles turns dealer at new Kent emporium

05 July 2021

Decorative arts specialist Eric Knowles has become a dealer and teamed up with others in the trade to launch a new emporium in Kent.

Silver dealer Koopman confident about move

05 July 2021

Koopman Rare Art has moved to Mayfair after more than 50 years in the London Silver Vaults on Chancery Lane.

Eric Knowles and Charles Hanson team up for Kent valuation day

03 July 2021

Specialist Eric Knowles and auctioneer Charles Hanson will be taking part in a valuation day in Tunbridge Wells to raise money for charity.

Sotheby’s launches auctions in Germany

30 June 2021

Sotheby’s is to hold sales in Germany and has opened a new office at The Palais Oppenheim in Cologne.

London dealer hails victory in six-year legal battle over St James’s lease

28 June 2021

“We want art and antiques galleries to know that this area is now affordable," says dealer S Franses after High Court victory

East to west is a cool move for dealer Phil

28 June 2021

After 10 years based at London’s Old Spitalfields Market, Phil Taylor Cool Stuff is moving west to the antiques hub of Lillie Road in Fulham.

Court judgment on rent for St James’s gallery ‘will impact wider market’

22 June 2021

A court victory for textile dealer S Franses will have wider implications for rents across the West End of London, experts predict.

Photograph dealer Michael Hoppen moves from Chelsea after 37 years

07 June 2021

Photography specialist the Michael Hoppen Gallery is relocating from Jubilee Place in Chelsea, its home of 37 years.

Kensington & Chelsea council launches study for locals to have say over development including in and around Portobello Road

29 May 2021

Kensington & Chelsea council has launched a study of locations across its borough including Portobello Road.

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