Selling Guide 



Why Sell Through Roseberys?
Roseberys team have a wealth of knowledge and expertise that enables them to offer you a specialist service from the initial valuation process to the cataloguing of your items, the marketing and the auction and post-sale care.
You can expect our team to be on hand to guide you through the process from initial enquiry to the final payment.
Specialist valuations and cataloguing from our team of experts who have global experience in a whole range of specialisms from Jewellery to Modern Art and Islamic to Clocks and Sculpture.
We have dedicated team members who are devoted to finding the right buyers for your items both within the UK and Internationally.

Prior to submitting items for sale our team of specialists would be pleased to give you a free market appraisal of your objects.
You can contact them using our online form, by email at, or in person at our London offices.

If you would prefer to bring your items to us at our London saleroom we are open for valuations between 9.30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. No appointment is necessary but we recommend you contact us to confirm the correct specialist is at the saleroom and available prior to making your journey.
If you would like to make an appointment to meet one of our specialists at our central London office, or if you have a number of items and would like to arrange for our valuers to come to your home, please contact us on +44 (0)20 8761 2522 or at

Please be advised that our auction estimates are subject to change upon specialist first hand inspection and research and initial estimates given are for guidance only.


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Contract & Receipt
Once you have received your valuation, and if are happy to submit your items to auction, you will be given a contract and receipt by us. This form outlines details of the items, auction estimates and dates for the specialist auctions in which we will enter your objects. It also forms a legally binding contract between yourselves and Roseberys and contains a copy of all our terms and conditions of sale that can also be found here

Item reserves
Although we always recommend that you allow our auctioneers to sell your items at their discretion, we are always happy to agree a fixed reserve price, below which we will not sell an item. The reserve price cannot be fixed at above the low estimate price. The specialist will be happy to discuss this with you.

If you are unable to bring your items to our saleroom we can help you to arrange a collection from your home or workplace.
We work with specialist fine art movers to ensure you are able to get your items to our secure storage location. The fee for this service can either be charged directly to you, or it can be taken from the auction proceeds.
For more information about the removal service please contact us at or on +44 (0)20 8761 2522.

Pre-sale advice
All clients selling items at auction receive a pre-sale notification of their items being entered in our auctions. These documents are sent by email where possible and provide you with an opportunity to ensure you are happy with our specialist cataloguing, it states the estimates which have been pre agree when you consigned the items and confirms the reserve price. If at any point you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
You will be sent a copy of the e-catalogue via email.

Pre-sale marketing
Our vendors can be sure their lots will be seen by the widest possible audience of prospective buyers thanks to our comprehensive online and offline marketing programme; designed to ensure maximum exposure to a global market of millions of Fine Art, Antique and Specialist collectors.
Our team of in-house specialists and external consultants provide extensively researched academic catalogue descriptions which sit beside professionally photographed images of the items offered for sale in our auction catalogues.
All lots are also fully illustrated on Roseberys website, as well as on a range of third-party promotional websites, including,,,,, and
We give our bidders the widest range of options to ensure they can take part in all of our auctions. Prospective buyers can leave an absentee bid with us directly or via our website, or they can bid live by telephone, or online through RoseberysLive, our online bidding portal which we offer at no extra charge to buyers to encourage them to bid more on your items, or via the services various selected third party bidding platforms.
In addition, our Asian Art sales are broadcast online with Asia’s premier bidding portal

Our standard vendor commission rate is 15% of hammer price with loss and damage warranty being charged at 1.75% of the hammer price. However, we are always happy to negotiate our commission rates for higher value consignments. Please contact us at or on +44 (0)20 8761 2522 to discuss your consignment.

In addition to the vendor commission rate, the following charges apply:
Entry Fee: £20
Catalogue Illustration Charge: £20-60 depending on image size (where applicable)
VAT applies to all charges.

Unsold lot charges
We will not charge you any of these charges should your lot not sell.

Sale results
After the sale you will receive notification by email where available detailing the hammer prices your items achieved at auction. There is a period of a few days after the auction in which we will try and sell any of your unsold lots within your reserve instructions; this information is stated in your contract and agreed at the time of consignment. If anyone makes an offer after the auction below your reserve instructions we will contact you to discuss.
If you would like to receive results on the day of the auction they will be uploaded to our website after the sale and can be found here, or alternatively you can contact us by telephone on +44 (0) 20 8761 2522

Payment is made 28 days after the sale and subject to receipt of payment from the buyer. Our commission and charges owed will be deducted from the hammer price of the items sold.
Payment can be made by either bank transfer or cheque, and will be accompanied by a statement reconciling your account. Any fees and charges will be outlined on your statement.

Unsold items
In the unlikely event that an item remains unsold you will be emailed a post sale advice within five working days of the auction. After this time the specialist in charge of the auction will re-evaluate your item and contact you with their recommendations of a new estimate and reserve and suggest a new auction or they may suggest that you collect your item if they feel it is the most appropriate cause of action.
If prior or upon receipt of these recommendations you decide you wish to collect your item we request that you contact our client services team by email to advise them,

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