DuMouchelles focuses on high end and unique fine art, decorative art and other objets d'art - from antiques to modern to contemporary. We also specialize in jewelry, coins and currency and certain furniture of notable value. Whether you have a single item, a collection, or an estate, DuMouchelles handles every aspect of the auction process from research, marketing, to sale and payment. Every item is given the attention it deserves to maximize its auction potential.
Sometimes, you may treasure an item, but due to consignment minimums, insufficient demand and/or changing tastes, some items may not be suitable for our auctions.
Please contact us directly at 313-963-6255 to determine if your items are suited for consignment.
We have been serving buyers and sellers for nearly 100 years and therefore have tremendous brand recognition and our Detroit gallery is in a highly visible and trafficked area - directly across from the landmark Renaissance Center. We conduct auctions monthly so the time from consignment to getting you paid is substantially shorter than other auction houses – and can be as quick as two months. Our team of experienced experts, photographers, and support staff provides outstanding client service and transactional ease. We attend to the details of bringing your items to market, and our comprehensive marketing strategy ensures that your collection is extensively marketed to maximize exposure and prices realized, while professionally representing your collection to the most qualified collectors around the globe. Our marketing program is included in our fee:
We are pleased to invite you to submit items for us to review for potential auction material. If you are seeking a written appraisal for insurance, tax, estate or other purposes, please contact us at 313-963-6255.
We offer several convenient options for you to submit items:
Once our appraisers have accepted your items for consignment, we will provide you a Consignment Agreement with the terms of sale. Our commission is calculated on a sliding scale dependent on the final hammer price - the more that an item sells for, the less commission is drawn..
Once the Consignment Agreement has been completed, we will schedule a mutually agreeable delivery date to our Detroit gallery. Should you require assistance, our gallery can assist you with potential shippers and they can provide you with complimentary quotes.
Your items will be catalogued, photographed, and placed in our next available upcoming auctions. Our online, transparent bidding process allows you to follow the sale from the posting of the auction catalogue through the final sale.
Within a week after the auction, you will receive a preliminary settlement statement. and your proceeds will be mailed to you within 4-6 weeks after the purchasers have paid for and received your items.