Buying through Fontaines Auction Gallery.

All Fontaines Auctions are open to the public. We offer several ways to participate, whether you are attending the auction in person or bidding from the other side of the world.

You can leave an absentee bid prior to the auction or bid live from the gallery floor, telephone or the internet. Preview times and dates are scheduled for each auction.

Online catalogs are viewable free of charge for all cataloged auctions. We also do not charge for you to review our Prices Realized from past auctions. We also schedule Estate & Discovery auctions several times a year which are uncatalogued. Click on a current auction listed on the home page to access information about that auction.

If you need additional information about an item in the auction, a member of Fontaines staff is available to answer questions by email, telephone or fax prior to the auction. The auctioneer will typically sell 60 to 80 lots per hour.

Internet Bidding

with LiveAuctioneers, Invaluable, Ebay Live, Auction Zip, and Fontaine Auction Gallery.
Your bid is a contract

Place a bid only if youre serious about buying the item. If you are the successful and winning bidder, you have entered into a legally binding contract to purchase the property bid on from the seller. You should contact Fontaines Antique Auction Gallery to resolve any questions before bidding.

When bidding live, DO NOT leave your computer or smart device unattended electronic bids CAN NOT be retracted once submitted. Only click on the BID NOW, or BID buttons when you WANT to place a bid.

1. Sign up with first.
2. Sign up for the Fontaine Auction you wish to bid at.
3. Be sure to read the HOW TO BID on liveauctioneers. Using the Bidding Console
4. You will be approved after your account is reviewed.
5. Registration for online bidding 2 days before the auction my NOT have time to be verified.
6. If you sign up the day of the auction and are NOT from the United States WITH a past good bidding history you will not be approved to bid.

Hammer Price and Price Realized.

The hammer price is the winning bid amount.

A Buyers Premium and Massachusetts sales tax (6.25%, if applicable) are then added to the hammer price.

The hammer price plus the buyers premium is known as the price realized.

A buyers premium in the amount of 21% of the successful high bid will be added to the amount of the successful bid price for all lots purchased at auction.

Upon the announcement by the auctioneer, the successful bidder becomes the purchaser and is responsible for the full amount owing as allowed by the Terms of Sale.

Bidding Increments:

0 – 100 = 10
100 – 500 = 25
500 – 1,000 = 50
1,000 – 2,500 = 100
2,500 – 5,000 = 250
5,000 – 10,000 = 500
10,000 – 25,000 = 1,000
25,000 – 50,000 = 2,500
50,000 – 100,000 = 5,000

The auctioneer has the sole and exclusive power, discretion, and authority to regulate the bidding and its increments.

Exemption of Taxes: Only valid resale certificates are accepted as proof of exemption from Massachusettss sales tax by U.S. dealers. No Massachusetts sales tax is charged for purchases shipped out of state.

Please refer to the complete Terms of Sale on this websight as each lot offered for sale is subject to these terms whether bidding in person, through a representative, by phone, by internet or absentee bid.

Selling through Fontaines Auction Gallery.

Fontaines provides our consignors with exceptional marketing for their antiques.

Because of our strong reputation, buyers from across the country and as far away as Europe & China have bid with confidence.

All catalogued items are guaranteed for authenticity.

We also schedule Estate & Discovery auctions several times a year.

You can obtain a free evaluation of any item you wish to consign simply by emailing the information to or by clicking Contact Us

Perhaps we can achieve something for you.

Our areas of particular strength are: 20th Century lighting by Tiffany, Pairpoint,

Handel, Duffner & Kimberly Etc.

19th century historic period lighting.

Arts & Crafts Furniture & Accessories by Gustav Stickley, L&JG Stickley, Stickley Brothers, Roycroft, Limbert & others.

19th Century Furniture by John Belter, J&JW Meeks, RJ. Horner, John Jeliff, Alexander Roux & others.

Period Empire, Early American, Carved Turn-of-the-Century Oak & Custom Mahogany Furniture.

Fine Art, Silver & Gold, Oriental Rugs, Bronze & Marble Statuary, Jewelry, Porcelains, Unique or Monumental Objects & Related Accessories.

Whether you have one item or an entire estate, contact Fontaines Antique Auction Gallery for fast professional service. We are always accepting consignments for our upcoming series of Antique Auctions

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