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The opulence of auctions – start bidding with Barnebys!

Luxury living doesn’t always have to seem like such a distant future. With Barnebys, you can find anything on auction from a Charles and Ray Eames chair to a 18th century Rococo armoire. As the world’s leading search engine for art, antiques and collectibles from more than 2,000 auction houses around the world, we invite you to start bidding with us.

Aug 14, 2018 | By LUXUO

With Barnebys, bidding at auction could not be easier, where you will reap the benefits of gaining access to world-class auction houses and their lots through one single online platform. Barnebys offers a hassle-free auction experience by allowing the bidder to search through thousands of lots rather than through separate auction houses’ websites.

The opulence of auctions – start bidding with Barnebys!

The auction market has grown exponentially over the years with its growing popularity across all ages and backgrounds. Through bidding and buying at auction you are able to discover your own personal style through finding models and pieces that are no longer manufactured. The true pleasure of finding a unique item on auction is of course the rarity of its sort.


In search of design inspiration? Barnebys regularly publishes articles on its blog, reporting on both auction and art worlds as well as the latest auctions to keep an eye on. So if you want to brush up on some auction facts and figures or want to find out more about a particular artist, style or brand this is a particularly useful aspect of the website for both the beginners and the regular bidders.

If you are concerned about counterfeits and fakes at auction, we can assure you this won’t be a problem with the trusted auction houses listed with Barnebys. You can rely on the authenticity of each and every item on the website as auction houses conduct brand-specific and detailed authentication processes before a sale. If you are from the UK or Ireland and would like to access the site, you can check it out here. Barnebys also offers expert advice for those who want to sell or for those who are beginners to the auction world.

If you would like to sell items, by using Barnebys appraisal service we will provide you with an expected market value. All you need to do is upload images and a description of your item on our website and you will have a reply including an estimated value within 48 hours.

Quality is above all the most important aspect for any piece worthy of spending a bit more on since their longevity is what puts them up for auction in the first place. A classic style and high quality is the only combination that is able to endure both time and evolving trends. This is of course the main aspect of buying through auctions that is most attractive.

A vintage Birkin, an art deco coffee table or a baroque chaise-longue – the journey to finding some incredible antiques or pieces that have witnessed decades of history are at your fingertips!

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