Doyle to open new gallery in Charleston

Doyle issued a stylized artist’s rendering of its gallery in Charleston, S.C., which the auction house plans to open in winter 2022. Image courtesy of Doyle

Doyle issued a stylized artist’s rendering of its gallery in Charleston, S.C., which the auction house plans to open in winter 2022. Image courtesy of Doyle

NEW YORK – Doyle has announced plans to open a new gallery in Charleston, South Carolina. This expansion will provide collectors, families and fiduciaries in Charleston and the Southeast with convenient access to Doyle’s full range of auction and appraisal services for collections and estates. The New York-based auction house expects to open the Charleston gallery this winter.

“Doyle’s addition of a Charleston gallery is the result of thoughtful consideration of the local market, leaving room for future growth in this thriving city,” said Doyle’s CEO, Laura Doyle. “We are thrilled to join the robust arts and culture community in Charleston and look forward to providing our new neighbors and old friends with services tailored to meet their needs.”

With the opening of its new gallery, Doyle will host consignment days featuring its team of specialists, connoisseurship talks on a range of collecting topics, and preview exhibitions of property to be auctioned in New York and online to collectors around the globe.

Doyle has commissioned Julia F. Martin Architects of Charleston to renovate the new gallery, which will be located in a circa-1888 building at 123 King Street. Glen R. Gardner Landscape Architect, also of Charleston, will design and install the landscaping.

Commenting on the renovation plan, the Preservation Society of Charleston stated, “Without historic photographs to inform restoration, Julia F. Martin Architects developed a sensitive plan to reimagine the storefront based on period examples along King Street, while stabilizing and rehabilitating the piazza. The project was approved by BAR (Board of Architectural Review) earlier this month [August 2022], and the PSC was pleased to offer our support.”

Doyle has long been privileged to auction property from prominent estates and distinguished collections from South Carolina, including the collection of best-selling author Dorothea Benton Frank, a native of Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina. The landmark sale featured furniture, decorations and artwork, as well as memorabilia related to her successful career as an author.

In a series of jewelry sales in New York this fall, Doyle will auction property from a Southampton, New York and Charleston, South Carolina estate featuring jewelry by Bulgari, David Webb, Buccellati and Sterle Paris, as well as watches by Cartier and Patek Philippe.

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