How to Consign Works

Elder Fine Art is pleased to give appraisals on all works that are being considered for auction or just being appraised for general knowledge.

Appraisal Times
We are open Monday to Friday 10am 5pm and clients are welcome to bring works in at any time. We do ask that if you are planning to come in to please give us a call and advise us of when you will be arriving so that we can make sure one of our valuers are available for you.

The Appraisal Process
We will advise our clients an estimate as to what price we believe would be achievable at auction. This is the estimated price that people will see in our catalogues. We will then advise what would be the best reserve price to be placed on the items submitted for auction.

Once prices have been set on works, they will be booked into a forthcoming auction and our client will be given a receipt for the works confirming they have been consigned to Elder Fine Art and informing the client of reserves and commission charges.

We do ask that works are brought in to us well in advance of an auction, as we do need to promote, advertise and catalogue the works several weeks prior to the auction.

Elder Fine Art charges a starting commission of 13.75% (GST Inclusive). There are no other hidden charges. If a particular work is not sold at auction then there will not be a charge for that work.

Payment Process
After the auction we have pick ups from buyers for the following week and then organise payments for our vendors. Our vending clients are sent a cheque for their goods around 21 days after the auction.

Unsold Works
We do ask our clients to pick up their unsold works promptly after an auction.

Online Appraisals
Viewing works in the flesh is always the best way of appraising a work, but if you are from interstate or cannot make it to our premises in North Adelaide, you can always take advantage of our online appraisal form. By providing details of your works, and attaching images we can usually give you an accurate appraisal of your goods providing they are artists that we deal with in our auctions.

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