Thinking of selling? Read our guide below to help you present your item or collection at auction.
Frequently asked questions
What can I sell at Leonard Joel?
Leonard Joel offers specialist expertise and regular, curated auctions in Fine Art, Important Jewels, Decorative Arts, Fine Jewels & Timepieces, Asian Works of Art, Modern Design, Prints & Multiples, Luxury, and more. Please click here to view our full list of departments.
In addition, we also host the long-running and increasingly popular Auction Salon that takes place each Thursday in Melbourne and offers art, jewellery, furniture, interiors, objects, collectables, luxury, and more.
If you are looking to sell, our specialists will guide you through which auction they recommend for your piece.
Please refer to our “About” menu option for our Ivory and Indigenous Art policies.
What is the process of the auction?
The bidding begins:
Typically we will begin the bidding process at the low estimate then the bid price is raised by a combination of in-room bidders, absentee bidders, telephone bidders and live online bidding and in no particular order.
Our auctioneers are natural, highly skilled multi-taskers scanning the room for bidding activity. Their eyes and reactions are what determine the placement of bids and the final hammer price.
How a sale is completed:
Once all bidding is exhausted and there is only one bidder left the pace of the Auction slows and the Auctioneer provides fair warning before lowering the gavel and concluding the purchase with the highest bidder.
Do I need to send my item/s to Leonard Joel?
Yes, once you have received your valuation and decide to sell at auction, our specialists will liaise with you directly to arrange a time for you to deliver your item/s to Leonard Joel.