The Auction Room is a new online auction site at which you can buy and sell antiques, paintings and collectible works of art. Founded by George Bailey and Lucinda Blythe, using the benefit of their combined 50 years of working at Sotheby's. The site features many elements of the traditional auction process enhanced by a unique and exciting online browsing and bidding process.
The Auction Room are an auction company, with specialists - their details are set out in our department pages - and they are available to give you their opinion on any item you might be considering buying or selling. The Auction Rooms new business offers their clients all the advantages that technology has brought to the auction business: especially through excellent photography and presentation, the ability to bring auction sales directly to international collectors as well as making the buying and selling process quicker, more efficient and enjoyable.
As a buyer, you will have the benefit of each lot being fully illustrated, as part of The Auction Rooms online catalogue which will be available to browse on their site at least two weeks before the sale date as well as our guarantee of authenticity for all your purchases. Although The Auction Rooms auction sales are all conducted online, all lots being offered for sale can be viewed beforehand, either during an advertised viewing or by prior appointment with the relevant specialist. As a seller, The Auction Room are able to offer you specialist advice about your items, and a quick and efficient process from the initial consignment, to auction sale and payout of your sale proceeds. We charge a percentage sellers' fee with none of the usual add on charges for insuring against risk of loss, illustration, marketing or handling charges; sellers will also receive their sale proceeds twelve working days after the sale.