Mellors & Kirk was founded in Nottingham in 1993. One of the leading regional Fine Art Auctioneers and under two hours from London, our central location is ideal for all visitors, buyers and sellers alike, seasoned collectors or those merely curious about the fascinating world of the saleroom. We have over 30 years experience and hold regular auctions of antiques and fine art.
We regularly conduct free antiques and fine art valuation days across the Midlands in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. You can also visit our Nottingham Auction House to receive a free valuation in person.
Our light and spacious Auction House is designed to make browsing the lots a pleasure and a visit an enjoyable experience. We offer what we hope will always be a friendly and professional service. There is sufficient parking and the Nottingham tram system means that we are only a short hop - 5 minutes - from the railway station. The tram stop is sited opposite the Auction House.
Nigel Kirk - Director
It would be easier to list what does not interest Nigel in matters of Art and Literature. A chartered surveyor, columnist, occasional writer and collector, a particular fascination in the Romantic Period. He is the 'face' of Mellors & Kirk on a number of popular TV programmes
Martha Parvin – Management
Martha has worked for Mellors & Kirk since 1994. She has a wide ranging role overseeing the organisation and business development. Company Secretary since 2000, she was instrumental in the buy-out that led directly to Mellors & Kirk becoming one of the major regional Salerooms.
Lorna Sleaford – Reception / Admin
Lorna deals with enquiries and administrative duties within the auction house
Simon Gough – Saleroom
Simon is an experienced General Valuer and Auctioneer who started at Mellors & Kirk in the traditional way, joining the firm as saleroom porter in 2008
Eddy Barry – Transport
Eddy has been responsible for all removals since Mellors & Kirk’s inception in 1993.
Jon Hancock – Photography
A professional photographer, Jon has worked full time for Mellors & Kirk since joining in 2015
Paul Stocks-Hallam - Saleroom
Paul has long experience in the safe handling of antiques and fragile works of art having worked at Mellors & Kirk as a saleroom porter for many years
Lucy Gawthorpe – Accounts
The manager of the department, Lucy overseas all aspects of accounting including VAT returns and end of year accounts
Dawn Viaene - Receptionist
Dawn deals with general enquiries and warmly welcomes visitors to the saleroom
Corrin Wilkinson - Photography
A professional photographer, Corrin has worked full time for Mellors & Kirk since joining in 2022
Mieko Gray, MA (SOAS, University of London) – Japanese Works of Art Consultant
Mieko is widely regarded as a leading expert in the arts of Asia, especially Japan. She identifies and attributes Japanese works of art for Mellors & Kirk.
Alan Judd – Coins
Mellors & Kirk has sold many exceptional collections of coins. Alan has a lifetime’s experience of assessing coins, from the classical period to the 20th century and from every civilisation.