Selling at Artiana
Auction Estimates & Valuation
If you are interested in consigning items to any of our upcoming sales, please contact
us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Images of the item/s to be consigned
- Details of the item (For artworks title,
year, dimensions, signature etc.)
- Current condition of the item
- Provenance (where and when you acquired the item)
- Authenticity documentation
- Has your item ever been exhibited or appeared in any publication? If yes,
please include names, dates and locations
- Location of the item
Once we receive this information, Artiana’s auction specialists will determine whether
your item can be included in one of our auctions.
If your item is selected, our auction specialists will create a valuation for your item after
thorough market research and send you the Estimates as well as the Reserve Price.
Estimates: Each lot is given a low and high estimate, representing the opinion of
Artiana’s experts about the range in which the lot might sell at auction. Estimates are
based on the examination of an item and recent auction records of comparable pieces.
Published in our online and printed catalogue, an estimate provides prospective buyers
with an important preliminary guide to value and is generally the basis for establishing
the reserve price.
Reserve or Reserve Price: Never formally disclosed, the reserve price is the confidential
minimum price agreed upon between the consignor and Artiana. Reserves are set at or
below the low estimate, and if bidding ends before the reserve is reached, the property
will not be sold.
Artiana’s commission is a percentage of the Winning Bid amount that Artiana charges the Consignor for its services. Our commission is 20% of the Winning Bid amount, which is deducted from the payment made by the Buyer. We do not charge any Buyer's Premium.
Confirmation to Sell
A formal contract (Consignment Agreement) is concluded between the Seller and
Artiana once the Reserve Price and Estimates have been mutually agreed. Upon
conclusion of the Consignment Agreement Artiana will take handover of the property for
photography, cataloguing and viewings.
Consignment Agreement: Before you sell your property at Artiana, you must sign a
Consignment Agreement. This is the contract we have with our sellers in which we
agree to sell their property in one of our auctions. It lists our terms, conditions and fees
for services such as auction sales, insurance, loss/damage liability, shipping and
Assistance can be provided to help consignors have their lots shipped to our business
seat in the United Arab Emirates. All charges related to packing, shipping and insurance
will be borne by the Consignor.