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Selling at Auction


Bentley’s Fine Art Auctioneers hold regular monthly sales throughout the year selling antique furniture, fine art, porcelain, rugs, carpets, silver and jewellery as well as interesting design and interiors pieces. 


We welcome and assist many new sellers every month and we aim to make your selling experience as easy as possible.  The following is Bentley’s quick guide to Selling at Auction and our full terms and conditions for selling at auction can be found at the link at the bottom of this page.  

Entering Items for Auction


You can bring your items for appraisal to us at The Old Granary Monday to Friday 9.30am - 5pm by appointment. Assuming you decide to go ahead you can leave the items with us and they will be entered into a subsequent sale.  


If it is not possible for you to visit us or you have a large number of items for sale you can telephone or email the office to arrange a visit by one of our valuers, who will be happy to make and appointment to come and see you and appraise your items.


Telephone: 01580 715857

If you decide to consign your items Bentley’s will arrange to collect your items at a mutually convenient time.


Alternatively, you can email us photos of your items with any relevant information and we will get back to you in a few days with valuation for sale at auction.   We recommend this method if you have a few items of furniture or any other large and not easily portable items that you may be considering consigning.  


Bentley’s aim for a minimum lot value of £50.00 per lot.


Lots will be entered in our regular monthly sale and any unsold lots will then be offered the following week on our online timed auction hosted by Once sellers have received their cheque and/or statement following an auction we ask that all unsold items that we have not agreed to re-enter be removed by the seller up to or within 7 days.  Conditions apply and please read our full terms by following our link at the bottom of this page.


Commission and Expenses


Seller’s commission is charged at 18.5% on the sale hammer price.  A 1.5% limited liability charge is made on all sold lots and £5.00 per lot fee is charged on all lots.  These charges are all plus VAT at the current rate. Bentley’s charge a minimum of £20 plus VAT for local collections.  We do not charge for photographs.




Subject to Bentley's receiving full payment for lots sold we aim to make payment after deductions by cheque 20 days following a sale.


And Finally

If you have any questions concerning selling at auction please feel free to call us on 01580 715857 and a member of our team will be happy to help you.


Sellers should click on the following link to read our full and binding Terms for Sellers.

Everything you need to know about buying at Bentley's.


Do you have an item you'd like valued? Contact us for a valuation.


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