CONSIGNING WITH NEW ORLEANS AUCTION GALLERIES
The Most Personalized Consignment Service in the Auction Business
New Orleans Auction Galleries, Inc. is the finest auction house in the American South, with the reputation, cachet, and entree to the national media to fully capitalize on your collection. We bring the style and force of the auction house profiled in the publications American Airlines Inflight Magazine, Antique Monthly, Architectural Digest, Art & Antiques, Entrepreneur, Lousiana Cultural Vistas, Martha Stewart Living, Millionaire Magazine, Nations Bank Business, New Orleans Magazine, The New York Times, Travel and Leisure, and The Wall Street Journal; and television programming, including CNN, Entertainment Tonight, Larry King Live and E!-TV.
Although we dominate our Southern area, this media attention, our exclusive international clientele, the quality of our property, and our beautiful full-color catalogues give a cosmopolitan awareness and attraction to our gallery that propels it far beyond the status of any "regional" auction house.
New Orleans Auction Galleries will fulfill the following responsiblities and any other duties necessary for the successful sale of your collection:
Estimates:Professionally estimate your properties, providing conservative figures based upon thoroughly reseached current market values.
Cataloguing:Professionally catalogue your properties, utilizing the talents of the New Orleans Auction Galleries' experts-both in-house and specialized consultants--who have access to a 2,000 volume on-premises reference library, as well as subscriptions to the world's most comprehensive onlined research databases.
Photography:Beaufully photograph important objects and groupings of the properties for inclusion in a profusely illustrated sales catalogue.
Advertise the auction with printed ads in the most effective and important antiques magazines, trade journals and newspapers.,
Advertise the auction with mass e-mail blasts to the most effective and important subscribers of several different antique trade publications as well as our own database: -Antique Trader -Live Auctioneers -The Magazine Antiques -Artifact
Advertise the auction with banner ads--with links to our own website--on the leading antiques and art-related websites,
including but not limited to:
www.antiquetrader.com -www.artifact.com -www.artnet.com -www.askart.com -www.liveauctioneers.com -www.themagazineantiques.com -www.neworleanscitybusiness.com
Websites:Publish our complete auction catalogues on-line two weeks prior to each sale on the following websites:
www.artnet.com (art only)
www.askart.com (art only)
Packing/Shipping:Carefully pack your properties and transport them to New Orleans Auction Galleries, located at 801 Magazine Street in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Insurance:Properly insure your properties from the time of pick-up through the date of sale or removal from the New Orleans Auction.
Distribute full-color illustrated catalogues both nationally and internationally.
The distinguishing mark of a top-echelon auction house is its catalogue. There is a marked difference between a major auction house like New Orleans Auction Galleries which publishes a fine catalogue and a small regional auction company lacking the skills and wherewithal to publish anything other that a simple brochure. A consigner prefers to see his property elegantly and elaborately illustrated in the New Orleans Auction Galleries manner, which translates into real dollars for the consignor.
Exhibition:New Orleans Auction Galleries is the only auction house in the American South that regularly provides a full two-week public exhibition prior to each sale. This allows many collectors and dealers ample time for viewing, and to make catered evening reception that provides an opportunity for local business people to view your properties after regular business hours.
Presentation of Your Properties:
New Orleans Auction Galleries will display your properties in a tasteful showroom setting within our historic building, located in the New Orleans Warehouse/Arts District, only seven blocks from the French Quarter and accessible to New Orleans' most prestigious hotels. Our 22,000 square-foot former commodities trading warehouse dates from the late nineteenth century and retains original architectural elements which accentuate the elegantly arranges antiques.
Our interior design coordinators will arrange your merchandise in tasteful vignettes, providing a dramatic space for your collection. In addition, our warehouse is climate controlled and fully secure, giving the optimum conditions for the protection of your antiques.
The professional courtesies we openly extend, the numerous little extras we perform, and our keen attention to detail have all helped to give us an edge over other auction houses. These extras translate into a higher bottom line for our consignors.