The experts at Dickinson fine art dealers on Jermyn Street have over 400 years of collective experience. Founded by a former Senior Director of Old Masters at Christie’s, Simon Dickinson, and David Ker, a longstanding dealer in 18th and 19th century British works, they have built a trusted reputation, not just in the UK, but internationally since its opening in 1993. They also deal in Impressionist and Modern Art pieces overseen by James Roundell, also previously at Christie’s.
They pride themselves on not only an extensive understanding of the art market, special collections, and many periods in art, but also that collecting art is personal. As such they offer a personalised service for both individual clients and consultants that is discrete, professional, and handled with integrity. It is this approach that has helped them to build long-standing relationships with everyone they work with, and build a trusted, full-service gallery. Due diligence is highly important to them and, through a network of experts, including museum curators, they spend the necessary amount of time to prove authenticity.
Forgoing the typical auction format for selling, Dickinson were pioneers in private treaty sales, whereby offers are presented and negotiated privately for works. They remain as regarded specialists in these types of sales, achieving the best price for both parties. Their many years of prior experience with auctions though means that they are able to act on behalf of clients to represent them at auction, ensuring a good deal and protecting anonymity. Additional services include valuations, sales to and on behalf of museums, restitution, cataloguing of collections, and decorating of country homes.