How to Buy

Our team of specialists are here to guide you through the variety of rare and interesting objects offered for auction.

Chiswick Auctions hosts dedicated auctions in over 20 categories including the luxury departments Designer Handbags, Jewellery, Watches and Wine; Fine European Works of Art, Decorative Arts and 20th Century Design; Fine Art featuring sales in Modern British, Post-War & Contemporary and Old Master Paintings; Asian Art and Fine Chinese Paintings.

Our monthly Interiors & Design sales cater to the core collecting categories and offer a range of decorative arts, furniture and other collectables which appeal to a range of tastes and budgets.



Auctions are held at our Chiswick saleroom located at 1 Colville Road, London W3 8BL. The auctions are normally scheduled to take place on a Tuesday and Wednesday with viewing from the previous Saturday.

Selected auction previews are shown at our South Kensington showroom located at 127 Fulham Road, SW3 6RT.

View the full auction calendar.


Here to Help

Should you need assistance buying a specific work of art or have a query regarding the bidding process, please ask one of our specialists.

Buyers should satisfy themselves as to the condition of a Lot they are interested in bidding on. Condition Reports are available and can be requested from the department at least 24 hours in advance of a sale.


Before the Sale

Register to Bid

If you are interested in bidding on a Lot, you will need to register either in person or by completing the Registration Form and emailing it to our Bids Department at ku.oc1555814578.snoi1555814578tcuak1555814578ciwsi1555814578hc@sd1555814578ib1555814578. You will also be required to send two forms of photo I.D. and proof of address within the last 3 months.

New clients are asked to register at least 24 hours in advance of a sale.


Choose a Bidding Method

Bid in person in the saleroom on the day.

Bid by telephone by arranging it at least 24 hours in advance of the sale.

Bid by leaving an Absentee Bid. Simply insert your maximum bid per Lot on our online form and we will bid on your behalf acting in your best interests.


After the Sale


If you are the successful bidder you will be emailed an invoice setting out hammer price plus Buyer’s Premium and all other applicable charges.

All purchased Lots must be paid for on the day of the auction. Successful Absentee Bids may be paid for the day after the auction.

Payment is accepted by debit card, credit card (Visa or MasterCard only), bank transfer or cash (subject to conditions). We do not accept cheques. Payment can be made on our website by clicking here.

Once all amounts owed are received by Chiswick Auctions in cleared funds, title will pass to the buyer.



Buyers are kindly asked to collect their property by close of business on the Friday following the sale. Following this, if a Lot remains uncollected, a storage fee will be charged as outlined in our Terms & Conditions.



A Buyer’s Premium of 25% on the hammer price plus VAT on that commission is charged on the first £500,000 and 12% plus VAT on the balance thereafter.

A Buyer’s Premium of 19.5% plus VAT is charged on Wine & Spirits Lots.

The standard rate of VAT is charged on the premium.


Bidding via The Saleroom & Invaluable

Please note that customers bidding through the third-party auction platform are liable for a 4.95% surcharge on the hammer price plus VAT. This is in addition to the Buyer’s Premium.

Customers bidding through the third-party auction platform are liable for a 5% surcharge on the price plus VAT. This is in addition to the Buyer’s Premium.


Artist’s Resale Right (Droit de Suite)

Droit de Suite is a royalty payable to a qualifying artist or their estate every time the artist’s work is sold at auction or by an art market professional during the artist’s lifetime and for a period of up to 70 years following the artist’s death.

Royalties are calculated on a cumulative sliding percentage scale based on the hammer price excluding Buyer’s Premium and are outlined in our Terms & Conditions.


View our Buyer’s Terms & Conditions

View our Returns & Delivery Policy