auction house

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Noun1.auction house - a firm that conducts auctionsauction house - a firm that conducts auctions  
business firm, firm, house - the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments; "he worked for a brokerage house"
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Skeleton empowers small and mid-sized auction houses to retain their brand identity and makes online auctions simpler and more profitable.
In this market, auction houses are matchmakers that act as "information brokers" a la Ramakrishnan and Thakor (1984) or "information gathering agencies" a la Millon and Thakor (1985).
All prices quoted are guide prices published by the auction houses and properties can be sold for higher than the guide price at time of auction.
Major auction houses now promote private sales as never before--even if results for this sector dropped back in 2015.
Six established auction houses came together to create Bidsquare, an online bidding tool that allows users to employ their computers or mobile devices to bid on pieces from anywhere.
The firm offers fee-based valuations with a team of over sixty fine art, luxury objects, antiques and collectibles specialists who have formerly worked at major international auction houses.
Sotheby's brings into focus a number of difficult but key issues involved in applying the law of negligence to attributions made by auction houses. (2) The task of making attributions, particularly where works of art are of doubtful authorship, has ever been a matter for debate and dispute among art historians (and remains so today) resting as it largely does on the exercise of the connoisseur's 'eye', i.e.
We normally find them changing hands only at auction houses. Christie and Sotheby are two big names that come to mind.