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I have several high end antiques that I am interested in selling - where would I find antique buyers who are interested in buying items that are in the $15,000 range. Thank you for any help you can give me.

Expert's Assistant: Don't you just love the idea of finding something valuable in your attic? I do, but I think all I have up there is junk my brothers abandoned before they left home. Always a good idea to check things with the Antiques Appraiser, though. Tell us what else you do know and the Antiques Appraiser will be able to better assist you.

These are high end antiques that I have purchased over the years and either don't need them anymore or just decided that I have no place for them. We are downsizing, moving to a high rise and there are several things I need to get rid of, however, they are mostly expensive antiques.

Expert's Assistant: Is there anything else the Antiques Appraiser should be aware of?

These items would be ideal for a collector of fine antiques with many being religious art and some trunks, tables, chairs with a religious tone.

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Antique Expert: Nora, Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary replied 7 months ago
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Antique Expert: Nora, Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary replied 7 months ago

Hello,

Thank you for your patience.

Antique items in the higher price range are best sold through a well-known luxury auction house such as Christie's and Sotheby's.

You will want to take photographs of some of the pieces and send them through email to both auction houses to gauge interest.

Below are the direct links for you for consignment consideration to each auction company.

I do not recommend selling direct to a dealer, as a dealer will offer 10% - 30% of the lowest perceived value.

Please take a moment to leave a rating by clicking the stars. If you require further assistance, no worries, the question thread does not close even after leaving a rating.

~Nora

Sotheby's

http://www.sothebys.com/en/auction-estimates.html?cmp=ppc_google_estimate-comp-consignment-us_1-jan-2018&gclid=Cj0KCQiA7dHSBRDEARIsAJhAHwhpwkvHv8IovcKr-UcDwXIqcbXlTtSHCy675v8Qte4J7ngmPZ9rS3waAu-dEALw_wcB

Christie's

http://www.christies.com/selling-services/auction-services/auction-estimates/overview/

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Antique Expert: Nora, Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary replied 7 months ago

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Just checking in to see if you viewed your answer and if you are seeking further assistance?

Please let me know.

Sincerely,

Nora

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