Established in 1998, and always based in King Street, St. James’s, in the heart of London’s West End, the Pullman Gallery uniquely specializes in 20th century Objets de Luxe, with a bias toward Automobile Art – original vintage motor racing posters, exquisite racing car models, automotive paintings and sculpture, motor racing trophies, pre-war René Lalique car mascots and collectable tinplate toys, cars and aeroplanes.
Pullman was famously referred to as ‘a pocket of resistance in a world of mediocrity’ by the legendary Mark Birley in 1999. Simon Khachadourian, Chairman and founder, has been accurately described as the ‘collector’s collector’. Surrounded by antiques since childhood, he started collecting car mascots as a teenager and after a fruitful career in the City, decided to pursue a full-time career as an antique dealer, opening his first gallery in Belgravia in 1982.
The Pullman Gallery opened on King Street in 1998 and was a success from the outset. The gallery continues to operate from the same location in St. James’s, next to Christie’s auction house. It publishes an acclaimed house magazine, PULLMAN, in print and e-versions three times a year, showcasing its latest discoveries from around the world across its 80 pages.