About Us

We are an independent gallery established in 1986 by the late Oliver Hoare (1945-2018) renowned for dealing privately in exceptional works of art, and for curated exhibitions featuring a wide and eclectic range of extraordinary objects.

Throughout its history the gallery has assisted in realising the ambitions of leading institutions and collectors, and has sold works of art to many of the world’s major museums, including: The Victoria & Albert Museum & The British Museum, London; The Louvre, Paris; The Louvre, Abu Dhabi; The Museum of Islamic Art, Doha; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The David Collection, Copenhagen; The Rietberg Museum, Zürich; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Al-Sabah Collection, The National Museum of Kuwait; The Nurhad Es-Said Collection, Beirut; The King Faisal Foundation, Saudi Arabia; and many others.

We welcome visitors to our London gallery by appointment all year round.

Ann Corne

Ann first met Oliver in 1995 whilst studying Archaeology & Anthropology at Cambridge before joining the company in 1997, a time during which the company acted as advisor to Sheikh Saud al-Thani and his vision for the Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar.

Damian Hoare

Damian continues to progress his father’s legacy within the dealership, inspiring new connections to those with an interest in high quality and engaging works of art.