What can be sold

Lauritz.com offers a wide range of art, design classics, antiques and collectables for sale at auction. Both traditional and newer auction categories are represented – from furniture and pictorial arts to lighting, silver, ceramics, porcelain, vintage clothing, sculptures, designer brand electronics, toys, etc.

Criteria for lots and estimates

  • Lauritz.com accepts only valuable items of high quality, material and style where the hammer price is expected to be a minimum of DKK/SEK 800, EUR 100. A lot may only consist of several items if there is a logical connection between the items. Higher hammer prices are expected for large furniture sets, glass and porcelain lots – generally DKK/SEK 5,000, EUR 600 for large furniture sets and DKK/SEK 3,000, EUR 400 for glass and porcelain lots. Copies will not be accepted for auction.
  • The appraisal consultant will, in unclear cases, ask for the item to be presented at the auction house for closer examination after which the seller will be contacted with detailed information.
  • With regard to pictorial art, frames are not catalogued or valued. There can be exceptions if a frame is particularly rare or special, or if it has been produced by a known framer.

Lot description

  • Lot descriptions are the result of careful examination by Lauritz.com specialists and represent valuations based on the best of their expert abilities. Read also 'Before you buy'...
  • The seller has to guarantee that Lauritz.com receives all information about the item at consignment. Immediately after the start of the auction the seller has to check, whether the lot description is correct. If this is not the case, the seller must inform Lauritz.com of this in writing straightaway.
  • If, after the auction has taken place, it turns out that the lot sold is a forgery, that the lot description was vitiated by significant mistakes or flaws, or that the lot is in considerably worse condition than assumed, the buyer has the right to cancel the purchase and the purchase price will be fully reimbursed, or the buyer will receive an appropriate price reduction. Lauritz.com acts solely as commission agent for the seller. Any claims by the buyer, including compensation claims due to faults and imperfections in the sold lot, are therefore the ultimate responsibility of the seller.

Bidding and starting bid

  • Bids are visible, but bidders are anonymous. Everything is sold at the highest accepted bid irrespective of the estimate. You can suggest a starting bid on consignment. It is up to the auction house, in accordance with our general guidelines, to decide whether a starting bid can/should be used for a good or service.

Read also about our conditions of sale.

Frequently asked questions
Is valuation from a photo possible?
Yes, you can send your pictures via e-mail or by mail to the Lauritz.com auction house closest to you. You will then be contacted by a valuation expert. You are, of course, more than welcome to come visit us at one of our Lauritz.com auction houses and get an appraisal on the spot.
When will I receive a response to my enquiry?
We always do our best to reply to all enquiries as quickly as we can. As far as possible within 2-3 days.
As a seller what do I have to pay in commission?
For every lot sold a seller's commission of 15% of the highest bid is calculated, as well as a seller’s hammer fee of DKK/SEK 150, EUR 20. Commission and hammer fee include VAT and cover all costs relating to the sale, including registration, taking photos, online display and storage during the auction period. Commission and hammer fee are deducted from the payment due to the seller.
When are my items put on auction?

Most lots are put on auction just 2-3 days after they have been consigned.

How long do auctions last?
An auction lasts normally 5 days.