Our New Gallery in London
It is a great pleasure to report the recent opening of our new London gallery. Situated on Connaught Street, a characterful corner of the West End, the gallery is just a short walk from Oxford Street and Hyde Park.
Attracted to the area by its neighbourhood feel, with a mix of galleries, boutique shops and restaurants, our Southern team felt it was the right place to expand our London presence. The new space will host regular exhibitions and evening events as well as being home to a team of Antiques, Asian Art and Jewellery specialists. Crucially visiting clients will also be able to benefit from on-street parking.
This exciting new location offers the opportunity to host a new and varied series of events, sale previews and exhibitions across all categories - including full previews of our London Fine Asian Works of Art and Select Jewellery & Watches auctions held in May and November each year. As well as these specific sale views, we will be regularly exhibiting future auction highlights across all categories in London in advance of the sales.
We are also intending to hold a series of small and focussed exhibitions in the gallery, which will be accompanied by related talks and events. To open this series our Scottish Art specialists will present Colourists at Connaught – a loan exhibition that offers guests a wonderful opportunity to view museum-quality, yet rarely exhibited, paintings by the four Scottish Colourists.
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Meet the London Team
LEE YOUNG | INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Lee Young, Lyon & Turnbull’s International Director, will lead the team in expanding the company’s offering to clients in London and the South-East. Lee has over 25 years’ experience in the auction business, learning the skills of the trade first at Phillip's auctioneers, then later Sotheby's. In 2002 he joined Freeman's as a Vice President before joining Lyon & Turnbull as head of Fine Furniture in 2007.
A regular on the BBC Antiques Roadshow and a collaborator on the Miller's Antiques Guides, a member of the Oriental Ceramics Society, and under Lee’s governance Lyon & Turnbull is the most recent auction house to be invited to join Asian Art in London.
JESS CURNOW | GALLERY MANAGER
Jess Curnow, a graduate of the University of Manchester, joined the Lyon & Turnbull London team in 2015 after several years workings for arts organisations across London as well in theatre’s in the West End. As first point of contact for clients, she ensures a welcoming reception and efficient client service. Jess oversees the running of the gallery on a day-to-day basis and looks after the varied events schedule.
KATE FLITCROFT | HEAD OF JEWELLERY & SILVER SALES, LONDON
Kate Flitcroft is an auctioneer, award-winning gemmologist and silver specialist. Lyon & Turnbull welcomed her to the team in August of this year as the new head of Jewellery & Silver (London). As a ten-year veteran of Christie's in London, where she worked as an Auctioneer and Associate Director, Kate brings with her a wealth of experience and contacts.
Kate earned a BA (hons.) in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis followed by an MA (distinction) in History of Art from the University of Glasgow. She earned an FGA from the Gemmological Association of London (Gem-A) where she is currently an adjunct tutor and won the Anderson Medal for Gemmology in 2016.