Frequently Asked Questions

How often do you have auctions?

Every Monday morning at 9:00 a.m. and occasionally on Saturdays. Check our Auction Calendar for information.

Who can bid?

Everyone! Gallery Auctions caters to the trade (dealers, decorators) but the public is welcome to pick up a bidder’s paddle.

When can I preview?

As all sales are final and all items are sold as-is, we know that adequate previewing is important. We are open Tuesday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The best time to preview our Monday auctions is at 8:00 a.m. the day of the auction, although you are welcome to check out the merchandise the Friday before. We are sometimes here on the weekend for preview, please call to check before you come. We also encourage all bidders to walk freely throughout the merchandise for the duration of the auction.

How can I pay?

Payment in full is expected the day of the auction. The auction payment will include the bid amount, a buyer’s premium of 17% (There is a 2% discount for immediate payment via cash or check  and the premium is 20% on internet bids) and state sales tax on the entire purchase unless you provide proof of exemption from sales tax. We accept American Express, Discover, Master Card and Visa, checks with proper identification and cash.

How long can I leave my merchandise?

The best idea is to take your new treasures the day of your purchase. If you cannot take all of your items that day, all purchases need to be picked up within three working days. If you need longer, please make arrangements with the auction staff.

Do you have delivery staff?

While Gallery Auctions does not provide delivery services, we can provide a list of delivery companies who frequently help our customers. Click here to see a list of delivery companies.

Do you accept consignments?

We accept quality consignments. You may call us or send photos and descriptions of your items by e-mail to We sell consignments with no minimums and no reserves. Please call for further information, including commission rates.

Where do you get your merchandise?

The world! Our variety of merchandise comes from local estates, trade and individual consignments, and from England, Belgium, Argentina, France, and more. We have longstanding relationships with shippers around the world.