We are traditional auctioneers, with galleries located in Kensington where sellers can take objects to be valued by our experts, and where interested buyers can inspect items for sale.
We are also online auctioneers: all our lots are viewable on our website, and are bought and sold securely by online auction.
We hold monthly auctions called The Kensington Sales which include fine art, furniture & objects, ceramics & glass, silver & vertu, Asian art and jewellery.
We also hold regular Specialist Auctions in areas such as Fine Art, Jewellery and Musical Instruments as well as Chinese & Japanese, Indian & Islamic and African & Oceanic Works of Art.
For our Vendors
Items consigned in our London gallery are quickly given exposure to a worldwide client base which is aware that such items have been catalogued, vetted and valued by our own experts.
For our Buyers
Our auctions are conducted online through a secure and transparent auction platform. All our items can be inspected in our gallery in London, and our experts are available to answer any queries before and after a sale by personal visit, email or over the telephone. Prospective buyers can place bids securely from anywhere in the world, 24/7. We accept most forms of payments, and items can be collected in our gallery or shipped worldwide.
Why Auction Atrium
The ever rising costs incurred by traditional auctioneers have meant that many low to medium value objects may no longer be accepted by the established auction houses, hence leaving the owners, or the collectors, of such objects with a very limited choice. This has brought about the rise of online auctioneers, who are able to offer for sale objects of lesser value than those now found in the salerooms, but the predominant players, such as eBay, only provide a platform where sellers and buyers can transact directly. There is no independent expertise, limited guarantee to the buyers, and no opportunity to view an object before placing a bid. Whereas this may work well for many everyday objects, it may be unsuitable for fine art, antiques and jewellery, where accurate cataloguing and independent expert vetting for authenticity are of paramount importance. By combining the traditional with the online, we lower our costs but not our standards, and are therefore able to offer for sale objects that may not otherwise find their way to a fine art auctioneer.