About New Orleans Auction Galleries
With over 25 years of experience handling important fine art and antiques, New Orleans Auction Galleries is one of the nation’s leading regional auction companies. Houston businesswoman and philanthropist Susan D. Sarofim acquired the auction house in 2012. Located in the historic Arts District of New Orleans in a spectacular, newly renovated 40,000 square foot building, New Orleans Auction Galleries conducts 10 major sales each year.
New Orleans Auction Galleries has forged strong relationships with collectors worldwide. One of the landmark auctions was in May 2006 that featured the Martha Ann and Ray Samuel Collection of Southern art and achieved over $7 million in sales. A painting by Louisiana artist Marshall Joseph Smith, Jr. reached $555,000 and The "Cusworth Suite," a fine and rare eight-piece George II set of chairs, soared to $720,000. Most recently, New Orleans Auction Galleries offered "Le Bouquet d'Amour," a highly important Marc Chagall painting that realized $965,000 in March 2018. Also of note is a Chippendale carved and figured mahogany high chest-of-drawers that sold for $731,000 in March 2008.
We have a trusted team of in-house experts and researchers prepared to handle everything from a single item to a large estate. Each item is individually evaluated, skillfully catalogued by our specialists and professionally photographed in our studio. From there, each item is carefully and properly stored until they are displayed during our two-week exhibition.
New Orleans Auction Galleries has a team of on-staff shipping professionals with over 100 years combined experience who have carefully packed and transported items for clients throughout the country.
Customer Service & Integrity
Our commitment to providing the best customer service possible for sellers and buyers is an integral part of our company’s identity. We strive to make the consignment process enjoyable, seamless and straightforward. Our staff is accessible, respectful and professional, and is committed to upholding the highest ethical business standards at all times.
Our spectacular, newly renovated 40,000 square foot facility is equipped to securely store and display a range of items. We hold a two-week exhibition in advance of each sale that includes a well-attended, fully catered evening reception to allow clients an opportunity to preview after hours.
Auction weekends are professionally catered, offering breakfast and lunch, as well as a full bar. While a significant amount of our business is done through absentee, telephone and live online bidding, we believe that providing our clients with a comfortable and enjoyable in-person experience is important.
New Orleans Auction Galleries has developed a far-reaching client list over the past 25 years that includes private collectors, dealers, scholars, museums and others. We aggressively and strategically promote each auction, at no cost to you, advertising in the most relevant and widely distributed national and international print publications and on popular websites.
We offer live online bidding on LiveAuctioneers and Invaluable, two of the largest online bidding platforms in the world. The sale is also posted on thesaleroom.com, “Europe’s leading portal for fine art and antique auctions,” barnebys.com, a leading global search engine for auctions, as well as numerous other fine art and antique related sites.
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