Bonhams, the international fine art auction house, this week announced that it is taking new office space in one of the most prestigious parts of Dublin, 31 Molesworth Street.
This Georgian townhouse provides a suite of offices on two floors with direct access from the street (ground and 1st floor). Before the office opens officially later this year it will undergo refurbishment to bring it up to an 'as new' standard to provide the best possible space to display art to its best advantage.
The building provides 142.5 sq metres and features a large ground floor office, a private meeting room for valuations, and first floor exhibition rooms. It maintains many of its original period features and is located in a handsome Georgian terrace in the heart of Dublin City centre in what has historically been a main thoroughfare for leading art galleries, antique shops and salerooms.
Bonhams agent in Ireland, Jane Beattie, comments: "It's absolutely gorgeous, we are very lucky to get it. It will provide a wonderful space in which to receive clients and exhibit works of art. We will be offering a range of valuation services as well as sourcing works of art for sale in London and beyond. As Bonhams now has a presence in 27 countries on five continents the Dublin office gives direct access to the world market for art and antiques. We regularly source items that are sent to our salerooms in London, Edinburgh, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Sydney."
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Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The present company was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son & Neale. In August 2002, the company acquired Butterfields, the principal firm of auctioneers on the West Coast of America. Today, Bonhams offers more sales than any of its rivals, through two major salerooms in London: New Bond Street and Knightsbridge; and a further three in the UK regions and Scotland. Sales are also held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel, New York and Connecticut in the USA; and Germany, France, Monaco, Hong Kong and Australia. Bonhams has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full listing of upcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments go to www.bonhams.com