How to Sell

With over 20 departments dedicated to a variety of specialisms, Chiswick Auctions can expertly handle works of art from across a range of periods, genres and mediums. Our team of specialists are among the best in their field and are able to assist you with every step of the selling process.

An international client database, complemented by two London branches in Chiswick and South Kensington,  means we are ideally placed to market your property to the global market.  All of our sales are hosted online with the international auction platforms,  The Saleroom and Invaluable, ensuring that your property reaches the largest audience possible.


Valuations & Selling at Auction

Before the Sale

There are a number of ways to receive a complimentary and no obligation valuation:

  • Contact a specialist department to make an appointment.
  • Call into our Chiswick & South Kensington (by appointment only) branches.
  • Email a photo of a single item (or several of the same type) to the relevant department directly –
  • Email images of several different items of your property to including your telephone number.
  • House visits can also be arranged where there are too many items to be easily brought in.  Please telephone us to discuss.


Please remember that all estimates are provisional and subject to change following inspection of your property by one of our specialists. If we determine that we are best positioned to sell your property on your behalf, a specialist will recommend the most appropriate sale and date in which to offer your property. This will ensure that your property receives the strongest possible bidding. You will then be asked to sign a Sellers Agreement outlining our terms and charges.


After the Sale

Following the sale, results will be emailed to you and payment will be sent by bank transfer 35 days following the sale which is based upon the hammer price less any charges and agreed-upon expenses.

If a buyer was not found for your property, we recommend that you liaise with your Chiswick Auctions’ contact to discuss collecting your property or re-offering it for sale.


Our Services

Dedicated sales and experienced specialists in more than 20 categories.

Monthly Interiors & Design Sales offering a range of decorative arts, furniture, militaria and collectables.

Able to sell large private collections or the contents of a whole property.

A skilled marketing & P.R. team.

Professional probate valuation service.



(The following charges are applicable to property consigned for 2019 sales following the signing of our sellers agreement)

Vendor’s Commission: 15% of the hammer price plus VAT

Marketing Charge: A minimum fee will be charged. Please contact the respective department for details

Loss / Damage Liability Waiver: 1.5% of the hammer price plus VAT

Please note that the above charges are incurred on sold Lots only. If a Lot does not sell a handling fee of £15 plus VAT is charged.
All sales are subject to the Terms & Conditions outlined on the Sellers Agreement.
These fees can be negotiable where lots of significant value are consigned.

View our full Vendor’s Terms & Conditions here