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Bonhams is a privately owned British auction house and auctioneer of fine art, collectibles and antiques established in 1793.

Locations

Several of Bonham's locations are established around the world with representatives and offices in London, Hong Kong (2007) , Chester UK, Knowle UK, Edinburgh UK, and Oxford UK. There are locations in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York (2008) and Boston in the USA; and Switzerland, France, Monaco, Australia and Dubai

History

A Georgian auction house, Bonhams was established in 1793 by Thomas Dodd, a renowned antique print dealer who joined with the book specialist Walter Bonham. The company expanded and by the 1850s was handling all categories of antiques including jewelery, porcelain, furniture, arms and armour and fine wines. By the early 1950s the Bonham family purchased some land in Knightsbridge and erected a saleroom on Montpelier Street. In 2000 Bonhams became Bonhams & Brooks when it was acquired by Brooks auction house. Brooks was founded in 1989 by the former Head of Cars at Christie's, Robert Brooks, who specialized in the sale of classic and vintage motorcars.

In 2001 Bonhams & Brooks merged with Phillips Son & Neale to form a new UK company trading as Bonhams. Phillips Son & Neale had been based in 101 New Bond Street, which subsequently became the new headquarters of Bonhams. In the 1980s, 101 New Bond Street was...
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