Art and Antiques Unit
The London Stolen Arts Database (LSAD) currently stores details and images of 54,000 items of stolen property. Items that qualify as pieces of art, antiques or as cultural property are selected and shown within this site. Items that have good descriptions provided by the owner are also selected.
The database includes the following categories:
Paintings, furniture, books, maps, manuscripts, carpets, rugs, clocks, watches, coins, medals, glass, ivory, jade, musical instruments, postage stamps, pottery, porcelain, silver, gold textiles and toys and games.
Use the links below to view examples of items extracted from the database.
You can request a search of the database to establish whether an item has been
registered as stolen. A certificate can be issued proving that a check has
taken place as part of the ‘due diligence’ process.
Searches of the database can be conducted by contacting the Art and Antiques Unit in writing or by e-mail