Auction Appraisals

Chorley’s offer verbal valuations of items for possible inclusion in our sales, either by appointment at our saleroom, visit to your house, or through e-mailed images. There is no charge for this service.

Vendors Commission Rates

Per lot sold: 15% of the hammer price up to £5,000, then a further 10% on the balance of the hammer price above £5,000.

Carriage Charges

We can provide, without liability, details of carriers to assist with the transportation of Lots to the saleroom if required. The costs incurred will usually be deducted from the sale proceeds, unless we are otherwise instructed. See our shipping section for contact details.

Unsold & Withdrawn Lots

There are usually no charges for unsold lots. Lots withdrawn after cataloguing, or unsold after the imposition of a reserve higher than we recommend, may be subject to a fee of 5% of the lower estimate.

Illustration Charges

Illustration and marketing: £10 per Lot. All lots are illustrated on our website and other international auction sites where potential buyers can register to bid live over the internet. Some lots will be selected for illustration in a printed catalogue to accompany each auction at the discretion of Chorley's and without additional charge to the vendor.

Loss & Damage Warranty

1.5% of the hammer price of sold lots.


All charges are subject to Value Added Tax at the current rate on the day of sale.

Conditions of Business

All sales are subject to our Conditions of Business.​

Auction Alerts

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