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Selling at Auction

Toomey & Co. Auctioneers is always interested in quality consignments for any of our highly visible auctions or for private placement. We have more than thirty years of experience selling Fine Art, 20th Century Design, Furniture, Decorative Arts, and Jewelry both privately and at auction. Toomey & Co. Auctioneers is able to offer superior service and terms, from selling a single item to an entire collection.

Complimentary Evaluation

Our staff is professional, our commissions are competitive, and payment is prompt. We are happy to assist in arranging transportation worldwide in a safe and efficient manner. Let us take care of the details.

The Auction Consignment Process

Contact

Begin the process by sending us photographs and a description of your item(s) using our online estimate request form, sending us an email, sending us information via postal service, or by calling us to discuss.

Please include the following information along with your images: artist or maker name, dimensions, and any other relevant information (signature, provenance, condition, how you acquired the item, etc.). After reviewing your submission, a Specialist will contact you to discuss the best way to move forward with your potential consignment.

Consign With Us

Estimate

Once an item has been accepted for auction, a Specialist will establish a pre-sale estimate, assign a proposed auction date, and provide a deadline by which the item must be received by the auction house. Please let us know if you need assistance arranging shipping or delivery.

Contract

All items are carefully inspected, photographed, and further cataloged. A consignment agreement will carefully outline the terms of the sale, including the commission rate and any additional sale-related fees that may apply.

Payment

Following an auction, consignors will be notified with the sale price or status of the lot(s) offered. Consignors are paid thirty (30) business days after the auction, provided payment has been received from the buyer.

Previous Private and Institutional Collections

The Estate of Candice B. Groot

The Collection of Robert and Elaine Dillof

The Art Institute of Chicago

Tribune Tower Collection

Prairie Avenue Bookshop

The Warshawsky Collection

Amy Kraushaar Collection

canadian art collection

Private Canadian Collection

the estate of emily nixon

The Estate of Emily Nixon

art collection of jim thompson

The Collection of Governor Jim Thompson

The Collection of Mort and Millie Goldsholl

The private gallery holds one of the most comprehensive collections of 20th century architectural designs in the country

The Collection of Joan and Milton Baxt

Has placed Prairie School works, including by Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan, in numerous museum collections.