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Woolley & Wallis has hired a new appraiser and cataloguer for its furniture department.

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Woolley and Wallis has hired Neil Grenyer as an appraiser and cataloguer for its furniture department.

Neil Grenyer

Neil Grenyer joined Woolley & Wallis.

He joins the team with 27 years’ experience, having started at Bonhams in 1995 after earning a degree in Fine Art Appraisal from the Southampton Institute. He was most recently on the board of Lawrences in Crewkerne, overseeing the furniture and ceramics departments.

An increase in the number of lots sold, coupled with increased demands for condition reports, had led to a search for the right person to join the busy department.

W&W President John Axford said: “Not only is Neil an experienced and knowledgeable furniture cataloguer, but his vast knowledge of other areas means he will also be a real asset to our busy valuations team. , which he will also support on a regular basis. .”

Runjet Singh

Doctor Mael Baussand

Dr Maël Baussand has joined Runjeet Singh as gallery owner.

Asian arms, armor and art dealer Runjeet Singh has appointed Dr. Maël Baussand as director of the gallery.

It will accompany the concessionaire to Pagodaa new fair in Paris, and TEFAF Maastrichtwhere Singh was previously a showcase dealer and now joins the
complete fair. Baussand “has a double literary and artistic training but fell in love with Asian art and embarked on the search for new acquisitions”.


Lourdes Winnick

Lourdes Winnick joined Freeman’s.

Freeman’s made two appointments in its jewelry and watch and luxury departments.

The Philadelphia auction house has named Lourdes Winnick to head the jewelry and watch department. Winnick brings two decades of jewelry experience to Freeman’s, including as a partner of two fine jewelry retail stores in Long Beach, California.

Samira Mazloum

Freeman’s has hired Samira Mazloom.

Samira Mazloom joins as a department specialist. She is the third generation of jewelers in her family.


Alison Lonshein

Withers hired Alison Lonshein.

Law firm Withers has hired Alison Lonshein as a special counsel to its New York-based US Charities and Philanthropy team. She comes from The Frick Collection, where she served as General Counsel and Assistant Secretary.

Lonshein has over 20 years of experience advising tax-exempt organizations on corporate, fundraising and financing, tax, governance and regulatory issues. She also works with philanthropists on tax and other issues related to charitable giving and the creation of new entities.


Sotheby’s has opened a new gallery and offices in Brussels, 45 years after opening in the Belgian city. The move to 251 avenue Louise will double its exhibition area to 1300 m² and its first exhibition in the new space will continue until May 13.

The location will be shared with Sotheby’s International Realty. Sotheby’s said that over the past 10 years the number of Belgian buyers and bidders at Sotheby’s sales worldwide has more than doubled.

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