Berkeley Galleries (Biographical details)

Berkeley Galleries (dealer/auction house; British; 1942 - 1977; active)

Also known as

Berkeley Galleries; Berkeley Galleries Ltd


Sold a variety of ancient Near Eastern, Classical, Egyptian, medieval and Oriental antiquities and ethnographic items to The British Museum between 1948 and 1975. Founded in 1942 by William F C Ohly (q.v.), it was owned latterly by his son Ernest Ohly (q.v.) who closed it in 1977.


Hermione Waterhouse and J.C.H.King, 'Provenance, twelve collectors of ethnographic art in England 1760-1990', Paris 2006