How To SELL
Please read our full condition of business for sellers
Auction Sale Value
Sale valuations (to potentially enter items into our auctions) are given free of charge. A good first step is to email us an image of the piece together with details of size, condition, label, date if known and provenance where applicable. We can then get back to you with a provisional idea of value subject to inspection. If you prefer, you can contact us to make an appointment for a valuation at our saleroom in London. For larger, high value collections, Kerry can arrange a home visit. We receive valuation enquiries from across the globe on a daily basis, with overseas clients sending the pieces to auction by insured mail or courier.
We are able to assist in appraising costume and textiles for insurance purposes, donations and negotiated sales to museums and private individuals. Over the last thirty years, KTA has undertaken valuations for many of the major international museums, British and European Royal and noble households, through to collections put together by private collectors. Valuation charges vary depending on the size of task involved, so please consult us for further information.
Private Treaty Sales
In addition to our regular auctions, we also sell collections and individual pieces by private treaty. Museums, interior designers, architects and stage/film companies often contact us with wish-lists for a particular exhibition, installation or production. Sellers sometimes prefer to go a less public route.
Please contact us if you would like to enquire about consigning or purchasing items by private treaty. Our standard conditions of business also apply to these sales.