Our Lockson

history

Illustration of Lockson old HQ

1944

Lockson was established in London by cousins Lionel Lockhart and Harold Adamson quickly becoming internationally renowned for its expertise in the packing and forwarding of fine art and antiques. Today Lockson still remains a family owned and controlled company, currently operating in London and in New York.

Illustraion of The Kiss Statue by Rodin

1987

after Lionel’s untimely death, Anne took over as Chairperson a position that she held until 1997, when her son, Adam Lockhart was appointed as Managing Director. Under Adam’s direction Lockson continued to grow and develop new markets including interior design projects, international art fairs & exhibitions, luxury household removals and sophisticated art storage.

Illustration of a globe

2014

Is the 70th year of trading for Lockson in London. Rebranded and under the new management of Roger Aiken in London we continue to develop the business whilst retaining the traditional values instilled by Lionel of professional care and attention to detail, confidentiality, hands on family control, focus on providing quality solutions and creating an environment of mutual trust with clients and suppliers.

Illustration of old Lockson HQ with car in foreground

1954

Lionel’s wife Anne Lockhart became Company Secretary and the company continued its expansion becoming widely recognised as a market leader in the packing, storage and shipping of fine art and antiques worldwide. The USA antiques market became central to the organisation.

Illustration of bridge in New York

2000

Adam opened Lockson in New York and Karen Bagot joined the management team there in 2002. Lockson New York is now well established in the art and antiques industry in the USA and is a leading service provider to fairs, exhibitions, private art collectors, galleries and auction houses.

Illustrations by Verity Slade

2000: Adam opened Lockson Inc in New York

"London – New York – London is a major trade lane for us to develop in the coming years."