After you’ve made the decision to consign your antique or designer furniture, art, or accessories with Sotheby’s Home, your biggest question probably is: How do I start? Luckily, we make that easy for you. Here’s everything you need to know about setting up your consignment appointment with a Sotheby’s Home Consignment Liaison.
1. Know what we generally accept.
As the premiere marketplace for designer furniture, lighting, and accessories, we’re focused on high-end pieces. In general, we’re looking for designer brands with a minimum retail price of $1,000 for furniture, $500 for lighting, and $100 for accessories. Condition-wise, we’re looking for pieces in excellent or good (with a little TLC) condition.
We also take select vintage and antique pieces that are timeless in style and in excellent to good shape.
2. Set up an appointment.
The process is simple and takes mere minutes.Â First, navigate to sell.sothebyshome.com. Here, you’ll access an online form where you’ll fill out your city, state, zip code, andÂ how you found Sotheby’s Home. From there, you’ll then create an account with your email and password. From here, you’ll make your free appointment with a curator, who will assess your pieces in your home, office, or storage facility.
3. Prep for your appointment.
Your curator will be assessing, photographing, and documenting every detail of your consigned pieces.Â If you have any receipts or documentation of where you bought the piece (and how much you paid), keep those for your appointment. We’ll cover the specifics of what to expect during the appointment next week.
Other things to know:
Where we consign.
Currently, we’re consigning in the following cities/areas: New York City, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Dallas, San Francisco, Atlanta, Palm Beach, Miami, and Washington, D.C. If you don’t see your area on the list, keep an eye out! We might be coming to your area soon.
How much to expect.
Commission begins at 50% — so if your item sells for $2,000, your commission would be $1,000. However, if you consign 20+ pieces in one appointment, you’ll receive a one-time commission of 60% on your items.