Buy With Estuary
Participating in An Estuary Online Auction
Estuary Auctions has earned a strong reputation in Abu Dhabi and the Middle East for sourcing unique and high-quality items. Every year, we help customers find valuable artworks, jewelry, and furniture through our auction portal, which can hold or increase in value. 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’
Why buy at Estuary?
Our professional appraisals team carefully assesses, researches, and evaluates each item to ensure it meets our standards before accepting it for auction. You can trust our dynamic team of professionals, known for their discretion and commitment to quality service. To help bidders make informed decisions, we offer private viewing days at our showroom before the auction. Please call us to schedule an appointment.
Prior to the online market auction, we assess the item’s ownership history and provenance documents. Our specialists leverage their market knowledge to provide suitable estimates for your items.
Additionally, we conduct condition reports that detail each item’s condition at the time of online sale. Our auctions cater to a wide range of clients and collectors, including both online and live auctions, as well as private sales.
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Buying at auction – frequently asked questions
A Buyers’ Premium of 25% will be added to every lot sold. Please be advised that from December 12, 2023 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.
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.
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.