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Participating in An Estuary Online Auction

Estuary Auctions has built a reputation over many years as one of the best online auction portal in Abu Dhabi and the Middle East for sourcing unique or distinctive items. We help many customers each year find desirable high-quality artwork, jewelry and furniture through this art auction portal which may hold or appreciate in value in sometimes volatile world markets. Our buyers include:

  • Investors who want to diversify their portfolio with antiques or art will appreciate in value
  • Collectors wanting to broaden their range
  • Gallery owners looking for desirable or collectible items
  • Art lovers and enthusiasts
  • Interior designers looking for a unique and high quality finishing touch for their room scheme
  • Travelers looking for a lasting memory of their time in the region to take ‘home’
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Why buy at Estuary?

  • Our professional appraisals team will assess, research, and evaluate each item carefully to make sure it is up to standard before accepting it for the antique auction or other online auction.
  • You can trust that both you and your items will be met by a dynamic team of professionals who value discretion and quality of service.
  • We provide private viewing days in advance of the auction for bidders to inspect potential bidding lots at our showroom. Kindly call us to schedule an appointment.
  • We will assess and review previous ownership and provenance documents for each item before online market auction
  • Our team of specialists will use their expertise in evaluating each item and utilize their knowledge of the market value to assign suitable estimates for your item.
  • We provide condition reports showcasing the condition of each item at the time of online sale.
  • We host both online and live auctions for all of our clients and collectors, in addition to private sales.
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Before you are able to bid, you will need to create an account with us. Once your account is ready, you may register for our online auction or our live auctions. You can view our auctions on our auctions calendar. You may choose how to bid with us through our following selections: To browse through our current auctions, please click here.


The excitement of live bidding is an exceptional experience that is only fully realized by those participating together in the auction room. You are encouraged to register in advance (24 h prior) by either visiting our auction house at our location or providing your details to our representative. Once you’ve registered to bid, you will be allocated a bidder number which you can show the auctioneer any time you would like to place a bid during the auction. At the end of the auction, our finance team will be available to take your payment. Please refer to our terms and conditions for more details.


Enjoy the thrill and the excitement of the live auction from the comfort of your own home. You are required to register 24 hours prior to the auction. Please refer to our terms and conditions for more details.


First time bidders who are not able to attend the auction must first register before they are issued a client bidder number by Estuary Auctions after which they can fill out an ‘Absentee Bid’ Form. You may also place an absentee bid via your online account or by calling (us directly.) Please refer to our terms and conditions for more details.


You may choose to bid via telephone while the auction is happening and a representative from our end will bid on your behalf. However, it is always recommended to also fill an ‘absentee bid’ form in case we are not able to reach you. Please refer to our terms and conditions for more details.


At Estuary Auctions, we offer a wide selection of online auction that vary in content and value for potential and existing collectors. Our online auctions are available during a period that is predetermined and will be stated clearly for each auction. Online Bidding will be done exclusively, with a fixed increment, and you may browse through the items online and in some cases, Estuary might be able to arrange a viewing for some of the items in premium auction. Once you have scored a winning bid, you will be sent an email containing a link for payment. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further details.

Buying at auction – frequently asked questions

A Buyers’ Premium of 25% will be added to every lot sold. Please be advised that from January 01, 2018 onwards, 5% VAT will be charged on top of the total buyer’s premium. Refer to our terms and conditions for further information. 

For exclusively online auctions, once you’ve made a successful purchase, you may pay ONLINE through a payment link that will be sent to you after the sale. For LIVE auctions, you may pay by wire transfer; bank check (UAE bank); or other arrangements made with Estuary Auctions. For more information, visit our Payments page.

Estuary Auctions will guide you through our shipping process by connecting you with one of our recommended shipping companies that will be best suited for your item. You may contact us after sale at Estuary Auctions or call us on +971 2 626 4666​. Alternatively, you may arrange for your own carrier services or collect your item directly from our offices. For more information on shipping conditions, please refer to our terms and conditions.

Once you have paid in full for your items, you may collect your purchased lots within (30) business days from the date of the sale. After the 30th day, a storage charge of 30 US dollars +VAT will be made per item per day.

You can access our past auction results through our past auctions calendar.

Condition reports are available upon request. They are usually brief and contain an overall description of the physical state of a lot including its color, dimension and immediate visible characteristics. It is therefore recommended for buyers to personally inspect items at the viewing stage prior to purchase.

For technical issues, please contact us at +971 2 626 4666​.

For a list of our upcoming auctions with all of their information, please visit our auction calendar.

You are advised to fully insure your items prior to consignment. In the event that this is not the case, Estuary Auctions consigned items through a third-party insurer covering against loss or damage by Estuary Auction’s handling in which and if so then the Seller will be reimbursed the contractually agreed reasonable reserve price. In the case of shipped out item/s the Buyer is responsible for all costs of shipping and insurance. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.