At Halls Fine Art, we believe the world is a better place with beautiful objects in it. We strive to provide the best possible service to help sellers and buyers achieve the ideal result, and give a new home to quality fine art and antiques.
Halls were established in 1845 as Hall, Wateridge and Owen in the Shropshire Country town of Shrewsbury. Quickly establishing a reputation as the premier regional firm of estate agents, chartered surveyors and auctioneers, Halls became integral to the fabric of the West Midlands, building lasting relationships and trust which remains very much a part of our company philosophy today. The fine art department grew to become nationally recognised during the 1980s and 90s under the leadership of the late Richard Allen. The team grew in numbers and strength of expertise with particular focus on vernacular furniture, works of art and early English ceramics.
In 2005, Jeremy Lamond took on the role as Fine Art Director, having served with the company since 1996. He has driven the emphasis on specialist departments and expertise at Halls, recruiting a team of experienced valuers and auctioneers in key areas including pictures, furniture, clocks, silver, jewellery, ceramics, militaria and Asian art with consultants providing detailed knowledge of books, toys, coins and medals. In 2013 the firm moved to new purpose-built salerooms and offices at the Battlefield site, affording ample parking as well as an on-site restaurant with resident chef and free customer Wi-Fi, making the Halls experience one to thoroughly enjoy and remember in state-of-the-art surroundings.
With two major events every month, we have an active and dynamic calendar to cater to diverse interests for collectors, enthusiasts and connoisseurs in the UK and overseas. All auctions are streamed live with online bidding encouraged alongside traditional ‘in the room’ bidding. The Fine Art specialists attend regular valuation days at Battlefield and selected venues in the UK, welcoming new consignments for our series of specialist auctions, bringing them to a global marketplace. With industry experience dating back to the 19th Century, we pride ourselves on being a team to trust for buyers and sellers alike.