Services

Exclusive Gallery

From vintage to modern, we offer an eclectic array of items avaiable for purchase in our gallery. We also strive to showcase various items from local artists and artisans. Whether it is art, antiques, collectibles or modern, there is something special for everyone. See something you like? Need something shipped? Give us a call and we will be happy to wrap your item with care and ship it anywhere in the world.

Buying

The Velvet Cricket offers a unique buying experince for our clients in a secure and trusted environment. If you are looking for the excitement of an online auction, we are pleased to offer multiple monthly auctions with a wide array of antiques, vintage collectibles and modern items. Register to bid on any of your favorite items on our online auctions or view our gallery collection on our website or in person.

After each auction, winning bidders will receive an invoice via email with different payment options. We prefer cash and checks, or PayPal, and assess a 3% convenience fee for all major credit card transactions.

Selling

The Velvet Cricket Online Auction and Gallery offers a selling experience typically not found in the industry. We strive to give you the most value for your items by accepting partial estate liquidations, as well as individual pieces and collections for consignment. Through a careful selection process, your items will be offered in our exclusive gallery, our online gallery or our monthly auctions giving you the best opportunity available. Also, we offer auctions for fundraising and nonprofit events.

How it works...Bring or email photos of the things you want to sell on consignment. If it is a large collection, we can arrange to come and see your items. With care, we photograph, describe and upload your offerings to our website and advertise the auction and gallery in a number of popular media outlets. Bidders have a week to place their bids on our auction and can view itmes they are considering in our gallery. Winning bidders pick up and pay for their finds at the gallery. You will be sent a settlement check within 5-6 weeks or less for 60% of the sale price of your items. Personal attention and confidentiality are integral parts of our service.

Items We Are Seeking

We actively seek Antique, Vintage, Unique, Collectible, Upscale, Gently Used or New Items, as well as Home Accessories, Jewelry (gold, sterling and period pieces) Sterling Flatware and Serving Ware, Art Glass, Art Pottery, China (complete sets), Holiday Collectibles, Advertising Signs, Vintage Toys, Clocks and Watches, Coins, Folk Art, Quality Furniture, Glassware, Gold, Silver, Lamps (preferably with shades), Vintage Radios, Rugs, Art (original paintings or signed and numbered prints and lithos) and Primitives. Items we accept should be in good, clean and working order.