Auction Guide

Buying at de Veres

Catalogue: We produce a fully illustrated colour catalogue, complete with biographical notes, approximately 2 weeks prior to auction. It is available from our office and can also be downloaded from our website here. We do not charge for our catalogues.
Viewing: The paintings are available to view in optimum Gallery conditions three days prior to the auction, up until 4pm on the day of the sale. For specific viewing times please see our auction calendar.
Auction:  Each lot is offered under the hammer in numerical order, with an illustration simultaneously viewed on screen. We sell approximately 60 lots per hour.
Bidding: Each bidder physically attending the auction must register for a paddle number, available on the night.

Absentee bidding: If unable to attend the auction the following options apply:
  • Written Bid: You must complete an absentee bidding form, indicating the lot number, artist and the maximum bid (exclusive of commission). A member of staff will then bid on your behalf, endeavouring to secure the lot at the lowest possible price. There is no additional charge for this service.
  • Telephone bid: You can reserve a telephone line for the night of the sale. A member of staff will then call you shortly before the lot(s) is offered, enabling you to bid live at the auction. There is no additional charge for this service.
  • Live bidding online: No additional charges for bidding online through the deveres website.
  • Buyers Premium: 25% including VAT on each lot.
Payment: Bank transfer or cheque. Debit cards are accepted to a maximum of €1,500.

Collection: Purchases are available for collection once an account has been paid for. If delivery is required we have a number of carriers we can recommend. Please talk to a member of staff for further information. Anything uncollected within a week of the sale date may be subject to additional storage costs.

Carriers: Please see a list of carriers for shipping nationwide and internationally. deVeres do not accept responsibility for any loss or damage occured as a result of recommending these carriers.

Tony McDermott: Dublin, Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland (087 176 0654).
Chad Hanway: Dublin and Leinster (
Vinny Reilly: Mid-lands and nationwide (087 798 7784).
Irish Art Services: Ireland, UK & Europe. Full crating, airfreight & customs service worldwide (
Irishrelo: International shipment (
Patrick Oman: Worldwide crating and shipment (
Donnacha McCarthy: Cork (086 8707 844)
Fintan Conlon: Galway and Connacht (
A2B: Northern Ireland (028 9081 4051).
Carlyle Fine Art Services: UK and France ( or 087 2890 898).
Pack & Send: Northern Ireland and UK (​
MAILBOXES ETC.: for UK and worldwide shipping (

Selling at de Veres

A work of art only has one chance to make a first and lasting impression and we have developed a deep understanding of what helps a painting achieve its maximum value. Therefore, the manner in which it is catalogued, marketed and presented is the most important thing.
  • Our catalogues are produced to a very a high quality. Each lot is fully illustrated along with detailed biographical notes.
  • In today’s market the accurate valuation of artwork is very important and we have maintained a sales percentage of 80%
  • Our viewing presentation is second to none, which we maintain to Gallery standard.
  • We advise clients on whether or not reframing and/or cleaning of paintings would benefit the sale. We have experienced experts available to carry out any work required.
Vendor terms: We charge a vendor fee of 10% (plus vat) for artworks sold and 15% (plus vat) for design furniture. This fee covers all sale costs, including insurance, photography, etc There are no hidden charges and we do not charge any fee on items that fail to sell.
Valuations: We are happy to visit, by appointment, any potential client and offer our opinion and advice on auction values, at no charge. Equally we conduct valuations from our offices at 35 Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Alternatively you can email images and descriptions to and we will come back to you with our opinion and valuation. There is no charge for this service.
Delivery: We can arrange the delivery/shipping of any artwork from anywhere in the world. Each work is fully insured in transit under our insurance policy.
Storage: We have a fulltime storage facility.This enables us to receive works and store them until a suitable auction is available.
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