Where can I Sell My Antique Furniture?

Where can I Sell My Antique Furniture?

If you are considering selling your antique furniture, where do you start? Well there are many options out there but why not try us at driscolls Antiques Ltd. We travel the Country delivering and collecting so the distance is not a problem and we will consider pieces in any condition as long as the pieces of furniture are over 100 years old.

How to find out if we are interested?

First we would require you to email us pictures at info@antiquesworld.co.uk along with your post code and the price that you are looking for. Please let us know of any damage.

As we get so many emails with people selling, we do require all the information above including the price you wish to achieve and then we will promptly come back to you, and let you know if the pieces are of interest or not.

If it is not of interest then we may be able to suggest other ways of selling it, but unfortunately we do not offer a valuation service, we can suggest where to get valuations but they do charge a fee for this service.

Other ways you can sell your antique furniture.

There are also other ways you can sell your antique furniture, but you have to bear in mind the additional fees associated with this.

You can sell at auction, This can come with the risk of selling for a very low price if no reserve is put onto the items you put in the auction, although you may hit lucky and find it gets bid up to a good price. The auctioneer will charge you; transport to get it to them, a fee of around 20 – 25% commission of the sale price, a lotting fee, a photography fee if placing in a catalogue and an insurance fee. This can sometimes cost more than the piece is worth and quite often when they see a piece in your home they will overestimate it, so you place it in their auction house and when it doesn’t sell, they re submit it in the next auction at a much lower price. Not all auctioneers do this but it is something to be aware of.

You can try to sell it on line like on websites such as ebay, but again you will have fees of around 10% plus listing fees and paypal fees of just over 3% making it very expensive. You then have to organise the transport.

We try to make it as simple as possible, just email us a picture, how much you are looking for and your postcode. If it is of interest, we will arrange collection from your home and pay you direct with no commission or fees etc. It can’t be easier!

Rare George I Burr Mulberry Antique Chest Of Drawers

10 thoughts on “Where can I Sell My Antique Furniture?

  1. I’ve got a vintage 1970s dressing table set , and wanted to know how much it was worth?

    Kind regards

    1. Hi
      If you want to email pictures, your postcode and how much you are looking for, I can gladly have a look for you
      Thanks
      James

    1. Hi
      If you would like to email pictures, how much you are looking for and your postcode, I can gladly have a look for you
      Thanks
      James

  2. I am downsizing from a cottage full of antique furniture asprey crystal glasses and fine bone China to a tiny modern flat. Do you by any chance offer a service where someone could come to me and look and value as I have had the antique furniture for many years and have no idea of the value
    Thank you
    Roberta Barber
    I’m in Highgate N6

    1. Hi
      Sorry you are too far away for us to offer a valuation service and its mainly only antique furniture we deal in, so we would not be able to help with the crystal or china
      Thanks
      James

  3. Hello
    I have a beautiful 2 door birds eye maple wardrobe for sale which I am reluctantly having to part with. Would this be of any interest to you. If so I can arrange to send you pictures.
    Thanks
    Niku

    1. Hi
      Yes you would be welcome to email pictures and I will see if it is of interest, but we mainly buy items over 100 years old
      Thanks
      James

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