October 2018: Lauder & Howard Antiques and Fine Art has opened its doors in Hobart’s Campbell Street. After nearly four decades of dealing in rare antiques and fine art in Western Australia, Leslie Lauder and Mark Howard have brought their business and love of all things beautiful to Tasmania.

Lauder & Howard is dedicated to finding the unusual, the beautiful and the rare.

From celery vases to sand paintings, from Deco bookends to Gillows furniture, the new shop-cum-gallery houses an eclectic mix of fine antiques of diverse provenance dating as far back as the 17th Century with the occasional antiquity. Clients can discover antique pieces from England, Scotland and Ireland, from the Georgian and Regency periods to the Art Deco era. Current stock includes a George III-style satinwood glazed cabinet with sterling silver handles and mouldings, attributed to British maker Waring & Gillow and dated London 1902, and a rare 1825 Irish brass mounted secretaire bookcase from Cork.

There are pieces from France and Continental Europe, plus a large collection of Chinese and Japanese ceramics, also bronze figures, carved marble and antique glass. Australian history is well represented too, – with a selection of colonial furniture.

Art includes British and European works from the 17th Century to the mid 20th Century, plus early to mid 20th Century Australian paintings, with an emphasis on those by female artists.

Ottoman Empire is Lauder & Howard’s brand within a brand, with a focus on Turkish and Persian rugs, cushions and textiles, many antique and hand-made. There are also large antique terracotta pots, copper vessels, iron grilles and distinctive marble pieces.

Leslie and Mark are now fully established in Hobart and are here to stay!

‘We fell in love with Hobart over 20 years ago and are still just as passionate about this wonderful city.  We believe it has the potential to become a major, if not the major, cultural hub in Australia. Some of Australia’s leading antique dealers are established here and we see the island becoming the go-to centre for lovers of antiques. We’re delighted to be here too, sharing our love for beautiful and unusual things that show the maker’s skill and commitment to creating.  We are as passionate now about the antiques business as when we started and look forward to being part of the local antiques community.’


Lauder & Howard Antiques and Fine Art will host an exhibition of works from Italy by Andrea J. Smith, an award winning Australian artist straddling the traditional and the contemporary in still life and portraits, from 6th December 2018 – 20th January 2019.

OPEN Wednesdays – Saturdays 10am – 5pm, and Sundays 1pm -5pm