How to Sell

Start selling your artwork, antiques, and jewelry today. At Shapiro Auctions, our sales are strategically designed to ensure that each work is positioned to achieve its highest price. All our auctions are held live, are open to the public, and streamed online via third-party auction platforms throughout the world. The goal of our auctions is always the same—to maximize value in the sale of art and antiques.

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The Consignment Process

Our team of specialists is happy to provide you with a complimentary auction estimate of your fine and decorative art, and are committed to providing you with personalized service that fits your needs. We accept consignments of European, Russian, American, Asian, and Latin American works of art.

To submit your item(s) for consideration, please email us the following information to

  • Clear images of the item(s). For paintings, drawings, and prints, please provide images of the front and back. For decorative art and sculptures, include any images of stamps or hallmarks. Please include any signatures, edition numbers, inscriptions, or gallery stickers related to the provenance, if available.
  • dimensions of the artwork, not including the frame for paintings
  • the provenance information for each piece

Our specialists will contact you with an estimate proposal after they examine your request.  Of course, always feel free to call us at 212-717-7500 to discuss your consignment. We will also travel for expensive items or large collections, and outright purchase is also available.  

You may also submit your items online here. Simply drag and drop your images and include a brief description and dimensions of your piece.

Why Sell with Shapiro Auctions?

Shapiro Auctions is dynamic and vigorous in the advertising and marketing of our sales. Our bespoke marketing and advertising strategy utilizes various print, digital, social media, public relations, and direct marketing channels to promote our auctions.

In addition to our own search engine-optimized website, collectors can also access the catalog and participate in the sale with multiple third party platforms like liveauctioneers and invaluable. To ensure the highest level of global exposure, our exhibitions and sales are also linked to numerous third-party online auction platforms located throughout the world, allowing us to target local markets in the US, UK, Russia, China, France, Germany, and other regions. This global distribution of our catalogs results in exposure to hundreds of thousands of collectors. 

Consignment Agreement

Once you agree to consign the work for auction you should send it to our Westchester County showroom. Upon receiving the work and a first-hand examination, we will issue a consignment agreement and receipt for your records.  


The safety of your artwork is our top priority. As soon as the work is consigned and in our hands, it is covered by our comprehensive fine art insurance policy. 

Auction Date

We hold multiple sales with varying focuses throughout the year. After we examine your property we will suggest an auction which we feel would be best suited to feature and sell your work.