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 nearly 100 moving and estate sales, 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. We handle estates with antiques and collectibles as well as those with contemporary furnishings. Our commission rate is 30%, -- no special charges for setup, advertising etc. Our own experienced, knowledgeable, and professional staff personally handle each estate sale. The professional staff of 11 full-time and 17 permanent part-time specialists have years of direct experience in a variety of areas, including appraisals, auctioneering, antiques, 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.
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 are much more than an estate sale company! We operate a full-staffed, 11,000 sq foot retail store that accepts fine antiques and quality art pottery, china and glass consignments. 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, whether it is us, auction houses, on-line marketplaces, 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 (37 so far!)
Apr 28 Sharon, MA
Apr 27 Andover, MA
Apr 27 Mendon, MA
Apr 21 Hopkinton, MA
Apr 20 North Easton, MA
Apr 20 Weston, MA
Apr 13 No Attleboro, MA
Apr 13 Waban, MA
Apr 7 Lexington, MA
Apr 6 Bedford, MA
Mar 30 Wellesley, MA
Mar 30 North Grafton, MA
Mar 23 Needham, MA
Mar 23 Sharon, MA
Mar 16 South Natick, MA
Mar 16 Westboro, MA
Mar 9 Springfield, MA
Mar 9 Needham, MA
Mar 9 Hopkinton, MA
Mar 2/3 Duxbury, MA (10,00 sq ft Mansion)
Mar 2 Peabody,, MA
Feb 23 Belmont, MA
Feb 23 Wrentham, MA
Feb 23 Newton, MA
Feb 16 Avon, CT
Feb 16 Newton, MA
Feb 16 Needham, MA
Feb 10 Concord, MA
Feb 7 Friends of Library Wellesley Book Sale
Feb 2 Newton, MA
Feb 2 Hopkinton, MA
Jan 26 Barrington, RI
Jan 26 Grafton, MA
Jan 19 Ashland, MA
Jan 19 Uxbridge, MA
Jan 12 Newton, MA
Jan 5 Medway, MA
2012 COMPLETED 97 SALES!!
See our website for sales, news and more at www.consignworks.com
Starts Jun 1, 2013. Sudbury, MA
This is one of two sales we have in Sudbury on Saturday! Stop by both and get double the deals!! This is a gorgeous estate sale featuring beautiful home decor & accents, a large selection of household items, collectible sports...
Starts Jun 1, 2013. Sudbury, MA
Beautiful Sudbury estate featuring a wonderful mix of antiques, French Country furniture and decor and a mix of fun and desirable items! 2 Home theatre systems, wall sized antique ice box (Still trying to get pics for!), samovar, Rosetta Stone...
Starts Jun 1, 2013. Southbridge, MA
Small house, but full of antiques and collectibles. Great sale for the dealer and bargain hunter, as the goal is to clear this house out no matter what. Featuring a sterling silver flatware set, sterling bowls, candlabra, Signed, authentic...
Starts Jun 8, 2013. Dover, MA
Details soon ... Link to our sale and more information at http://www.consignworks.com/ Consignworks is New England's premier Estate Sale Company. As the area's oldest and largest company, we run 100 sales each year, serving...
Starts Jun 15, 2013. Methuen, MA
Exceptional 1860 residence of the prominent Dr. Ganem family featuring antiques, and a collection of clothing that you will never believe! We have over 300 pictures which is a FRACTION of the items in this sale. This is not a sale to miss! The...