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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The best runner from his ill-fated sire Exbourne's 80 foals, Auction House was trained by Barry Hills for his breeder Khalid Abdullah to win the Acomb and Champane Stakes at two, and also to split Mujahid and Stravinsky when second in the Dewhurst Stakes.
THE vase turned out to be a 16-inch high Qian Dynasty masterpiece and the auction house had estimated the piece would fetch between pounds 800,000 and pounds 1.2million.
The priceless key would be given back to anonymous owner, the auction house said.
The pop singer's production company, MJJ Productions, attempted to sue Julien's Auction House in March after claiming the star had not authorised the sale of over 2,000 items taken from his Neverland Ranch.
The auction house had estimated that the 223-page book autographed by author J.K.
He said: ""At the moment say at the big auction house of Brighouse in Leeds you are more likely to find big 4x4s, like Porsche Cayennes, Mercedes M Class and BMW X5s.
Our proximity to the Christie's auction house in Manhattan makes this affiliation a particularly powerful one for Houlihan Lawrence clients."
Auction house Sotheby's reports a $2 million rise in Latin American art sales, including an estimated 20% buyers' premium, to almost $17 million last year, albeit far below Sotheby's peak sales of almost $24 million in 2000.
The auction houses were, however, doing their own re-revving up.
Butterfields - a traditional bricks-and-mortar auction house - was reportedly sold off in order to enable eBay to focus on its core online auction business.
Phyllis Saugey said the auction house will feature comfortable seating and a concession stand.