Ripon auctioneer recruits new painting and sculpture specialist


Last updated Jun 27, 2022
Elstob & Elstob specialist Rohan McCulloch

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New expert joins Elstob & Elstob

Rohan McCulloch has joined Ripon based Elstob & Elstob as the auctioneer’s paintings and sculpture specialist.

Mr McCulloch has more than 15 years’ experience at Sotheby’s, Bonham’s and Lyon & Turnbull. He is passionate about paintings, drawings and sculpture and has a particular interest in British and European art, Old Masters and portraits.

Educated at Newcastle University, where he studied archaeology, Mr McCulloch has built up a large following of private collectors, top art dealers and corporate curators who both buy and sell art.

He is also well known for finding ‘sleepers’ – undervalued works of art which have been misattributed in the past.

Speaking about his new role, Mr McCulloch said:

“I am very much looking forward to sharing the whole process with clients – from valuing, advising and selling. It’s such as huge pleasure to tell people about their objects and their histories.

“I have great admiration for Elstob & Elstob and have been aware of the strides it has been making within the auctioneering world – so it is fantastic to be joining David and his talented team. It will be a privilege to put together exciting and varied consignments for each auction.”

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Windsor House refurbishment

A Harrogate office building has completed the first phase of an extensive refurbishment.

Windsor House was originally home to the Grand Hotel in the 1900s, then converted into offices in the 1980s.

It is one of the largest office buildings in Harrogate, comprising of circa 75,000 sq ft of flexible workspace and is home to over 115 local, national and international businesses.

Recent refurbishment work on the reception area has been done by Construction North Group Ltd.

The second phase of the work will start soon on the original Palm Court.

Karen Winspear, from Boultbee Brooks said:

“This new look helps give everyone who enters Windsor House a bright, inviting welcome – while preserving the timeless heritage of the building.

“Quality spaces are vital to our wellbeing and collaboration at work. This new renovation encourages our tenants to relax, connect and enjoy our refreshed open areas.

“There is a great community inside Windsor House, and we want to give something back to all of the companies who choose to work here by providing an enjoyable, well-designed, modern environment.”  

An image of the newly refurbished reception area at Windsor House

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