Fill in the estimate form below with photographs and as much information as possible, and we will match you with a relevant auction specialist.
A department specialist will be in touch within a few days to offer an auction valuation and further information on how to easily consign at auction.
Your item will be expertly catalogued and marketed to our extensive database, all designed to help you receive the best price at auction.
With over 196 years in the auction market, Lyon & Turnbull have garnered an international reputation for specialist art, design and jewellery auctions. At the heart of our organisation is our commitment to our valued customers, for whom we strive to achieve record breaking results.
As one of the UK's premier auction houses, we are proud to combine a dedicated personal service, innovative, thoughtful marketing and a deep understanding of the world of art and antiques to offer an unparalleled auctioneer service. With approximately 45 sales each year across the UK, we specialise in bringing international awareness to both single lot and specialist auctions, with expertise in Asian Art, Jewellery, Scottish Paintings, Modern Design, Sculpture, Fine Art, Furniture, Watches, Rare Books and more.
Whether you are looking to consign a newly acquired family heirloom, a watch from your collection or a work of art you may know little about, our auction specialists will guide you every step of the way.
With an extensive history in both private and corporate auctions, Lyon & Turnbull are proud to offer first class professional services. Each collection we care for is unique and often has an emotional connection to the owners who create or inherit them. Whether liaising with a museum, institution, charity, private or corporate seller, our team of auction specialists work closely with our clients to provide a carefully tailored approach to the sale of their collections. Find out more about our professional services below.
Our auction specialists are available to offer current market advice and valuation appointments nationwide either in-person, via telephone, email or video-call. From Asian art to vintage jewellery, our team are at your disposal to help guide you through the auction process, discuss your potential consignment and advise on a suitable marketing strategy to reach our international network of buyers. You can contact our team below or, for any general enquiries, email us and we will respond as soon as possible.
You can arrange a consignment appointment at at a location near you or by telephoning us on on +44 131 557 8844. We would be delighted to meet with you to discuss any consignment opportunity in person.
We are pleased to offer a complimentary auction valuation service. In some cases, where the item does not meet Lyon & Turnbull's selling criteria, we will not be able to advise on the provenance or potential price the piece may sell for elsewhere.
If you are happy with your auction estimate, our specialists will advise on a suitable auction date and next steps. Once a consignment document has been completed, we will arrange the shipping or drop off of any items, catalogue the pieces and prepare to market them across our extensive network.
Once you have received your auction estimate, your specialist will agree the terms of sale. This is typically a percentage of the hammer price of your consigned item when it sells at auction.
No, there is no obligation to sell with us once you receive your auction estimate.
Prior to auction, our specialist team will be in touch to advise you of the confirmed date of sale, reconfirm the estimate and reserve prices and lot number of your item.
Around three weeks prior, the auction will go online which can be found on our Forthcoming Auctions page. On sale day, you can view the auction in our relevant saleroom or watch online via our website.
Any settlement will be arranged typically 28 days post sale by BACS (if requested) or cheque.
Should your item not sell, your specialist will be in touch to discuss all options available.