The auction provides the perfect opportunity to either begin or develop your collection, whilst supporting Drawing Room’s programme and move to a permanent home. Bids start at £300 and our team can guide your bidding and suggest reasonable bids.
Please do not hesitate to telephone us on +44 (0)20 7708 2554 if you have any issues with online bidding.
Key dates for your diary
Friday 21 May 2021
Register as a bidder online or in the gallery.
Choose your favourites: view and ‘watch’ your favourite works.
Monday 21 June
Start bidding: You will receive email and text reminders and alerts on active bids throughout the auction dates.
9pm Monday 5 July:
Auction closes. Please note that if a bid is placed in the last few minutes of the auction, the auction end time will extend for an additional few minutes, or until all bidding has ceased. This is called “Popcorn Bidding” or Bidder Extension and gives all bidders an equal chance of winning.
Start your bid early
We will accept starting bids on all works at the discretion of the Directors, and on a first come first serve basis. Please contact Kate Macfarlane [email protected] or Mary Doyle [email protected] to start your bid early.
£50 increments for bids of £300 – £1,000
£100 increments for bids of £1,000 – £2,000
£250 increments for bids of £2,000 – £5,000
£500 increments for bids of £5,000 plus
You are more likely to be the winning bidder if at the outset you place a maximum bid i.e. the maximum amount you are willing to pay for the work. Your maximum bid is not visible to other bidders. If another bidder exceeds your maximum bid you will receive an automatic notification. If you have placed a maximum bid the auction site will automatically place bids on your behalf, but only as much is necessary to make sure that you remain the highest bidder, until it reaches your maximum bid. These automatic bids are placed in increments, as shown above.
Pre-sales and Reserves
A very small number of lots are presold. Where this is the case it will be indicted with this symbol
A small number of works are subject to a reserve. Where this is the case it will be indicated with this symbol
No Buyer’s Premium
There is no buyer’s premium payable.
There is a page for each work; at the bottom of the page you can return to the previous image, or go onto the next. This saves you returning to the thumbnail image page.