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ConsignWorks is New England's largest and most trusted estate and moving sale company. Since 2001, we have proudly served the Boston/Metro West, Rhode Island, and Connecticut communities. As the area's premier estate sale company, we run 100+ moving and estate sales,auctions, and non-profit fundraising events each year, right here in New England. Our sales span everything from antiques to modern and contemporary furniture, decor and furnishings, average homes to the largest estates. (Our largest sale had over 2,200 attendees!)Why is Consignworks different? Selling furniture, home furnishings, antiques and quality items IS our full-time business--we know our markets and buyers as well as the items we sell. Our roots are in antiques, furniture sales, fund-raising and retail. We handle estates with antiques and collectibles as well as those with contemporary furnishings. Our own experienced, knowledgeable, and professional staff personally handle each estate sale. The professional staff of 12 full-time and 17 permanent part-time specialists have years of direct experience in a variety of areas, including antiques, furniture sales, appraisals, auctioneering, public and charity fund-raising, retail and more, so you can be sure your items are properly identified, and your sale expertly managed. Our "bench" is deep with experience, and our sales are properly staffed, with 6 to 25 associates per sale, and with one or more cashiers and our own movers. Employees are bonded to $30,000, and we have complete ($2MM) and comprehensive insurance for general liability, workmen's comp, theft, fire, damage and more. An insurance binder is always provided. We are legally registered to operate in other states, pay payroll and unemployment taxes and collect sales taxes.
We design a custom online picture gallery for each sale so buyers can easily view sale items and descriptions. We accept credit cards and checks, which results in higher sales results, and our sell-through rates are typically 80-99% for each sale. Our references are UNMATCHED, and we are highly recommended by top realtors, move managers, estate clients and buyers. Our estate sale process is professional, and comprehensive, and completely transparent-from fully documented inventories and price schedules, individual invoices for each sale, fully-staged, fully tagged sales (yes, we tag everything), donations and furniture pickups, cleanouts and more. Pricing is fully disclosed and fully documented to clients before (an inventory schedule with prices) , during and after the sale. Each client receives a full computerized accounting report, line-by-line, by each sales receipt, of each and every item sold (from $1 or even 50 cents!-- not just $20 and over) within 5 business days. No other company provides this level of detail and transparency.We NEVER enhance sales by bringing in other items such as jewelry or memorabilia--we are here to sell YOUR items only. We DO NOT buy-out estates at the end of the sale. We will work with our clients to identify items for optional post-sales, donations or disposal. We are A+ BBB certified, Massachusetts licensed (AU3081), a member of the Mass Auctioneers Association, and a long-time ebay Powerseller, REDOL and Trading Assistant. Our staff are specialists in antiques, art, china, pottery and collectibles. We also run on-site and on-line auctions (Auctionzip, Liveauctioneers) for smaller liquidations or for locations such as apartments and condos where sales cannot be held onsite.
As a local company, our staff are members of various antiques, collectibles and civic organizations and active within non-profit auction and fund-raising events in Wellesley, Wayland and metro Boston. We partner with the finest area companies and auction houses to find the right market, before the sale and after. Sometimes, estate sales do not find the right buyer for a special item, a work of art, or fine antique, and should never be liquidated for a quick sale. We will find the right buyer or channel for you, from auction houses, on-line marketplaces, high end consignment stores, specialty shops and dealers.
Did you know that Consignworks furnished two movie sets in 2010 (including Dreamworks!), was chosen by the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum to resell their museum store items, by the Spookyworld developer to run his mega estate sale? We were also selected to run the magnificent estate sale of the Nightingale Inn in Wenham/Beverly with over 15,000 sq ft of furnishings. We were also selected to handle the estate of Daphne Farago of Little Compton, whose collections are featured in the Farago wings at the MFA and RISD, and whose collections of Americana, Contemporary Art, and Jewelry are documented in numerous catalogs and books? We are about worry-free, prompt and professional resale services backed by years of experience. Our multiple-market strategy, and extensive background in antiques and vintage items, estate sales management and item resale, assures our clients of the best resale value and the proper management. Visit our website for more information at www.consignworks.com and find out more about all our sales, our team, company, customers and events. Visit our sales, or contact us for more information or a free consultation.
2013 Completed Sales (104 sales!)
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