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Material Culture provides auction consignors a transparent, no-surprises, low flat % rate which takes into account our shared goal of reaching the strongest, most competitive markets for your property; there are no additional charges or fees for photography, marketing, internet listings, insurance, etc.

Auction Estimates: First, we need to learn about the items you wish to sell to determine which of our upcoming auctions would be the best match for them, and to provide you with an auction estimate. This assessment is free-of-charge and  confidential. We can review your objects in a number of ways:

Photographs: An easy first step is to email us at expert@materialculture.com or mail photographs to us. Please include any information you can give us regarding the dimensions, condition or markings, media, and provenance, which are often important factors in determining the object’s value. This will help us make our assessment, though our estimate may change on first-hand examination.

Call Us: If you would prefer, you can also call us at  (215) 438–4700 to discuss the details of the objects  you would like to sell. Please explain to the receptionist that you have an item you would like to sell at auction, and you will be forwarded to the appropriate specialist.

Visit Us: Examining an object in person allows us to give you the most informed auction estimate. If you would like to make an appointment to meet with us to estimate the value of your auction item, email expert@materialculture.com, or call us at (215) 438–4700, with a date and time of  your preference.

In-Home Visit: If you are seeking to auction off an entire estate, an extensive collection, or a large item with limited mobility, a specialist can be made available to travel to your location to make an assessment.

Transportation: If you are unable to transport or ship the items yourself, email us at expert@materialculture.com,  or call us at (215) 438–4700, and we will work with you  to find a solution.

Pair of Chinese Jeweled Gilt Bronze Foo Dogs, 19th c., sold for $143,750

Pair of Chinese Jeweled Gilt Bronze Foo Dogs, 19th c., sold for $143,750

Sheila Hicks (American, b. 1934), “The Double Prayer Rug”, 1970, sold for $27,750

Sheila Hicks (American, b. 1934), “The Double Prayer Rug”, 1970, sold for $27,750

Harry Bertoia (Italy-USA, 1915-1978) "Sonambient Sculpture", sold for $53,000

Harry Bertoia (Italy-USA, 1915-1978) “Sonambient Sculpture”, sold for $53,000

Samuel Robb Cigar Store Statue 19th c., sold for $35,000

Samuel Robb Cigar Store Statue 19th c., sold for $35,000

14th-16th c. Tibetan Thangka of Vajra Varahui, sold for $46,000

14th-16th c. Tibetan Thangka of Vajra Varahui, sold for $46,000

Edward Hopper (American, 1882-1967) Night Shadows, 1921, etching, Signed “Edward Hopper” in pencil Sold for $25,000

Edward Hopper (American, 1882-1967) Night Shadows, 1921, etching, Signed “Edward Hopper” in pencil Sold for $25,000

Bronze Shiva Sculpture, India, Sold for $16,250

Bronze Shiva Sculpture, India, Sold for $16,250

19th C. Chinese Imperial Dragon Robe, sold for $28,750

19th C. Chinese Imperial Dragon Robe, sold for $28,750

Embroidered Silk Dragon Robe, China, mid 19th c., Sold for $23,700

Embroidered Silk Dragon Robe, China, mid 19th c., Sold for $23,700

Ming Dynasty Buddha, sold for $17,000

Ming Dynasty Buddha, sold for $17,000

Qiu Deshu (Chinese, 20th c.) Painting, Sold for $20,000

Qiu Deshu (Chinese, 20th c.) Painting, Sold for $20,000

Hector Hyppolite (Haitian/St. Marc, 1894-1948), "Birds and Flowers", c. 1946-47, sold for $43,750

Hector Hyppolite (Haitian/St. Marc, 1894-1948), “Birds and Flowers”, c. 1946-47, sold for $43,750

Philomé Obin (Haitian/Cap-Haïtien, 1892-1986) Debacle des Cacos le 1/6/1915 (A Disaster for the Caco Guerillas on 19 June, 1915), c. 1947, sold for $32,500

Philomé Obin (Haitian/Cap-Haïtien, 1892-1986) Debacle des Cacos le 1/6/1915 (A Disaster for the Caco Guerillas on 19 June, 1915), c. 1947, sold for $32,500

 Purvis Young (1943-2010), Untitled (Black Panthers), c. 1970's, sold for $25,000

Purvis Young (1943-2010), Untitled (Black Panthers), c. 1970’s, sold for $25,000

Prince Twins Seven Seven (Nigeria, 1944-2011), sold for $13,750

Prince Twins Seven Seven (Nigeria, 1944-2011), sold for $13,750

Antique Serapi Rug, Persia, late 19th c., Sold for $20,000

Antique Serapi Rug, Persia, late 19th c., sold for $20,000

Minton Pate-Sur-Pate Porcelain Plates, C. 1900, sold for $27,500.00

Minton Pate-Sur-Pate Porcelain Plates, C. 1900, sold for $27,500

Carved Marble Relief, India, 12th c, sold for $6,500

Carved Marble Relief, India, 12th c, sold for $6,500

19th c Navajo Germantown Blanket, sold for $6,875

19th c Navajo Germantown Blanket, sold for $6,875

Kota Reliquary Figure, sold for $8,750

Kota Reliquary Figure, sold for $8,750

Maxfield Parrish (American, 1870-1966), Harvest, circa 1905 Watercolor and Gouache, sold for $12,500

Maxfield Parrish (American, 1870-1966), Harvest, circa 1905 Watercolor and Gouache, sold for $12,500

Antique Louis Vuitton Hat Box, sold for $3,750

Antique Louis Vuitton Hat Box, sold for $3,750

18th c Hudson Valley Pine Cupboard, sold for $11,250

18th c Hudson Valley Pine Cupboard, sold for $11,250

English Sterling Silver Tea & Coffee Service, sold for $8,750

English Sterling Silver Tea & Coffee Service, sold for $8,750

Civil War Robbins and Lawrence “Mississippi” Rifle, sold for $3,625

Civil War Robbins and Lawrence “Mississippi” Rifle, sold for $3,625

Georg Jensen Silver and Ebony Coffeepot, sold for $5,625

Georg Jensen Silver and Ebony Coffeepot, sold for $5,625

19th c Russian Icon, sold for $6,800

19th c Russian Icon, sold for $6,800

Georges Liautaud (Haitian/Croix-des-Boquets, 1899-1992), sold for $12,500

Georges Liautaud (Haitian/Croix-des-Boquets, 1899-1992), sold for $12,500

Felipe Jesus Consalvos (Cuban-American, 1891-1960’s) Mixed Media Guitar, sold for $7,300

Felipe Jesus Consalvos (Cuban-American, 1891-1960’s) Mixed Media Guitar, sold for $7,300

The Lusiad, Luis de Camoens; Richard Fanshaw, 1655, sold for $7,500

John Tunnard (British, 1900-1971) 1960, mixed media on paper, signed, sold for $23,750

John Tunnard (British, 1900-1971) 1960, mixed media on paper, signed, sold for $23,750

Fred Johnson (American, 1892-1990) Dope Show Banner, Sold for $5,310

Fred Johnson (American, 1892-1990) Dope Show Banner, sold for $5,310

Fine Chinese Hardwood Desk and Chair, sold for $35,000

Set of Swiss Armorial Stained and Leaded Glass Windows Sold for $23,375

Set of Swiss Armorial Stained and Leaded Glass Windows, sold for $23,375

Romare Bearden (American, 1911-1988) “Prevalence of Ritual Series”, 1974, Sold for $17,500

Romare Bearden (American, 1911-1988) “Prevalence of Ritual Series”, 1974,  sold for $17,500

Frank Stella (American, b. 1936) “The Affidavit”, From the Moby Dick Series, 1993, Sold for $13,750

Frank Stella (American, b. 1936) “The Affidavit”, From the Moby Dick Series, 1993, sold for $13,750

Chris Burden (American, 1946-2015) “The Atomic Alphabet”, 1980, Sold for $11,000

Chris Burden (American, 1946-2015) “The Atomic Alphabet”, 1980, sold for $11,000