WHITCHURCH-based auctioneers Trevanion and Dean will reopen their doors next month.

Since the coronavirus enforced lockdown in March many industries have been forced to cease trading, or have had the difficult task of adapting to a new normal.

Christina Trevanion, auctioneer and managing director of Trevanion and Dean Auctioneers, however says the arts and antiques market has shown remarkable resilience.

She said: "Over the last decade, online bidding platforms such as the-saleroom.com and easyliveauction.com have revolutionised the way bidders are buying at auction,"

"In 2019, more than half of our lots were sold online to people bidding from the comfort of their own home.

"Because of this, many auction houses have been able to adapt quickly to a new normal, holding online-only auctions and conducting valuations online.

"This has allowed many auctioneers to continue trading behind closed doors.

"It's thought that digital-savvy Millennials are making up an increasingly large percentage of online audiences during the lockdown, and are discovering the wonderful world of auctions for the first time"

"As we re-open the doors of our saleroom in June, we are anticipating a busy summer season, with hopefully a successful series of auctions.

"However, the health and well-being of our staff and clients will remain our top priority, and we shall be adhering strictly to government recommended guidelines when conducting in-house valuations and home visits."

Trevanion and Dean will reopen on June 1 and will be accepting entries for their online auction on Saturday, June 20.

Valuations are available at their Whitchurch saleroom in Station Road or at home by appointment only and call 01948 800 202 to book.

Alternatively, email your pictures to info@trevanionanddean.co.uk to receive a remote valuation.