Material Culture has spent the last two decades traveling the world in search of the unique and the beautiful, and now we’re also looking for the treasures in our own backyard. With our expansion into the world of auctioneering, we are now actively seeking consignments for our upcoming sales.

Our interests are broad, and our auctions feature objects of diverse origin, including antiques, collectables, decorative arts, antiquities, period and modern furnishings, and a full spectrum of fine, folk, popular, ethnographic, and “outsider” art. If you are seeking to consign a single object, a collection, or an entire estate, we are more than happy to assist you. Many types of items, including those that other auction houses might neglect, can find a home here due to the variety of auctions we offer, including general estate sales, specialist sales, as well as non-catalogue “Annex” sales, which offer a higher volume and quicker turnaround.

Our auctions are accessible to national and international bidders through online auctions that interface in real time with all our live catalogue auctions. Unlike many auction houses in major cities, we are centrally located– just 10 minutes from the Philadelphia Museum, 30th St. Station, and Center City–with ample free parking and easy pickup and delivery.

And our policies won’t nickel-and-dime you with lots of special charges for photography, internet listings or insurance. Our promise is always to negotiate a competitive flat fee that takes into account all of the expenses associated with helping you find the best market to sell your items.

Email us at or call us at (215) 438-4700 to discuss the details of the objects you would like to sell.

For more information, please see the Selling section of our website.