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Passion and Knowledge at your Service

Our mission

To provide an exceptional client and customer experience through the use of in-depth knowledge and modern selling platforms all the while maintaining a level of trust and caring commensurate with the high standards that sets Pridham’s apart.

Our history

Robin Pridham, who has had a very successful business and military career, won several corporate awards for his excellent strategic business acumen and sales results, has been active in the fine art and antiques industry for the last thirty years. He regularly showed and sold fine and decorative arts at some of the most important antique shows within the Montreal – Toronto corridor: Christie’s, Centrepoint, Cabin Fever (Kingston), Ottawa Antique & Vintage Market, the Westmount Antique & Vintage Show as well as the Old Montreal Antique Show (OMAS) at Marché Bonsecours.

For the last 30 years, Robin has been cultivating, liaising and sharing his passion with an important network of well-respected aficionados, buyers, sellers and experts as well as the general public. In 2011, he launched his boutique auction house, Pridham’s, which is now recognized and trusted by collectors from Canada and around the world.

In 2012, Robin graduated from Reppert School of Auctioneering located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Reppert’s is the best and oldest auctioneering school in the United States of America. He has been a member in order of the National Auctioneers Association since he joined in 2012. Robin is also a member in order of the Auctioneers Association of Ontario.

Staff Members

ROBIN PRIDHAM has over 30 years of experience buying and selling fine and decorative arts. Robin is a graduate of Reppert Auctioneering School (Indiana, Indianapolis, USA), a Member of the National Auctioneers Association and the Auctioneers Association of Ontario. He has owned two antique stores and made numerous television appearances including on Daytime Rogers TV, Canadian Pickers and as an expert on Baggage Battles. A dedicated volunteer -auctioneer, Robin has raised tens of thousands of dollars for worthy causes. He is a contributor for The Wayback Times, Canada’s largest print-web antiques and collectibles newspaper.

FRANCOIS GUENET, General Manager. François was a prominent Montreal fashion designer in the 1980s. In the 1990s, he created and produced a lifestyle television series in Paris which led him to travel extensively around the world.

JOSEE BONNEVILLE worked in the investment industry before attending university and graduating in sciences and marketing (HEC, Montreal). Before joining Pridham’s in 2011, Josée was a successful Development Officer and Alumni Relations’ Officer at McGill University. 

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Registered Member

Robin Pridham is a member in order of the NAA and AAO.

Distinctions

In addition to Pridham’s catalogued international quality auctions, we offer excellent turn-key on-site auction services.  In 2016, Pridham’s sold the contents of a 16,000 square foot manor, Tredilion Park, located in Sutton, Quebec. In August 2015, Pridham’s conducted the most important on-site auction seen in the province of Quebec in the last 40 years, for the Estate of Henrietta Antony of Westmount and Vignoble Chapelle Ste. Agnès in Sutton, Quebec. Of historical importance, Pridham’s sold the Estate of the Honorable Louis-Joseph Forget in 2014 in Elgin, Quebec. And in 2013, Pridham’s sold the Estate of Thomas Bassett Macaulay, President of Sunlife (1889-1909) and Founder of Mount-Victoria Farm in Hudson, Quebec.

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