Antique Reader could assist you through the entire auction process. Once we have determined that your property is appropriate for sale at auction, our specialists will orchestrate every detail, from setting estimates to cataloguing your property and marketing it to prospective buyers worldwide. We have a proven track record in achieving prices that meet or exceed pre-sale estimates.
Find out what my property is worth
With years of experience and detailed knowledge of current market trends, our specialists can give accurate valuations. For quicker process, you can download our Consignment Form and fill out all the information along with a photograph of your property and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 718-392-3888.
In some cases, we will contact you to arrange an appointment or to gather more information. You may also make an appointment to bring your property to our site.
Contract with Antique Reader coverage
The seller’s contract sets out the reserve price and the seller’s commission.
For sold lots, we will send payment within 35 days from the day of the sale, provided we are in receipt of the buyer’s payment. Your payment will be based on the hammer price less a commission and any agreed-upon expenses.
What happens if my lot doesn’t sell?
If bidding on your item fails to reach the reserve price, we will not sell the piece at auction. Some consignors choose to take back their work(s), while others decide to offer it in a later auction or through our direct sale. We will contact you to discuss the best course of action. Charges that were agreed pre-sale will be invoiced immediately after the sale. In the event that a lot does not sell, the reserve price is used to determine certain fees.
How does Antique Reader determine the auction that will include my property?
We consider both the type of work you are selling and the tastes of collectors around the world. We will explain the advantages of selecting one the most suitable time to sell your property.
We auction and retail all kinds of antiques and fine arts, including: