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How to Sell Your Antique Clock with Sotheby's

Get Started with a Clock Auction Estimate

Get Started with a Clock Auction Estimate
Wonder how much your clock might be worth and how to sell it? Simply follow the steps below and Sotheby's will recommend the best approach for selling your American, English, French, or European antique clock.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is the best time to sell an antique clock at auction?
    Sotheby's clock auctions, which are held both online and live, continually attract collectors and new buyers from around the world. Whenever you are ready to sell your clock, Sotheby's has a sale for you.
  • Why should I sell my antique tall case or mantel clock with Sotheby's?
    Sotheby’s auctions are followed by an international audience that includes top galleries, dealers and private collectors. When you sell an antique clock in a Sotheby’s auction, you gain exposure to a large and competitive group of global buyers who compete to purchase fine timepieces for the highest price.

    Our specialists have decades of experience and are connected to the top buyers in the market. If your clock is a good fit for one of our auctions, your dedicated specialist will help you through the consignment and shipping process to make it a seamless and enjoyable selling experience.
  • How much does a Sotheby's appraisal of my antique clock cost?
    Sotheby's does not perform appraisals but rather we provide auction estimate evaluations. Our auction estimate valuations are complimentary and do not cost you anything. We review all submissions and provide valuations for clocks we believe we can sell at auction. We will inform you if your clock is not a good fit for a Sotheby's auction, and we will do our best to provide you with a recommendation of another venue to sell your timepiece.
  • How does Sotheby's determine how much my antique clock is worth?
    Our specialists have decades of experience in appraising and selling American, European, and English antique clocks and are very familiar with the global market for them. When you submit your antique longcase, wall, or mantel clock for a valuation, our specialists consider its condition, ownership history, country of origin, maker, age, rarity, and its current desirability by collectors.

More information on how to sell with Sotheby's

Sotheby’s is your best resource to buy a clock or sell a clock such as a table clock, mantel clock, tall-case clock, longcase clock, commonly referred to as a grandfather clock, antique clock, vintage clock, mechanical clock, wall clock, desk clock, musical clock, mystery clock, lantern clock, mantle clock, carriage clock, astrological, year-long runner, skeleton clock, barometer, Charles X clock Continental clock, English clock or a French clock from the 14th century - 19th century.

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