About Joseph Cohen Antiques Ltd
We are always looking to purchase Asian, Indian and Oriental antiques, particularly silver. Please contact us if you are looking to dispose of these items and we would be pleased to make you an offer.
Why sell to a dealer
We are always interested in acquiring individual objects or collections which fit with the exacting standards of our portfolio. If you are looking to sell, please contact us. Besides Asian, Indian and Oriental art and antiques we have wide experience with all types of silver, Judaica, and a broad spectrum of high end antiques. Our customers – including museums, collectors and private individuals – are always seeking rare, unusual, authentic and high quality antiques. If you are able to visit the shop, please call to make an appointment in advance so that we are able to spend time with you. Alternatively, please email us a short description of the items you wish to sell, including any relevant information such as size, condition, previous history (provenance), if known to you, and please also attach some clear photos.
Sometimes it can be advisable to sell through an auction house and if this were the case, we would advise you to do so. However, auction houses are not always the best way and you should be aware that the seller usually only receives slightly more than half of what the buyer has paid. This disparity is due to the high fees the auction houses charge, including seller’s commission, VAT, a hefty buyer’s premium, insurance and often, charges for photographing items for inclusion in the auction catalogue. Furthermore, please bear in mind that a significant proportion of the items in every sale remain unsold, after failing to meet their reserve price. If the item has actually sold, the vendor does not normally receive payment from the auction house until some weeks after the sale.
If you desire, we would suggest that you go to an auction house for advice on the value of your items before coming to us. If we are interested in what you are selling, we would make you a firm and competitive offer, which we believe would be to our mutual advantage. Payment is normally immediate and subject only to the usual time delays involved in transferring funds through the banks.
We look forward to hearing from you!
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Visit us in person
If you are in central London, please come and visit us in our shop. We are located just a few steps away from Bond Street tube station. If this is not possible, please contact us by telephone or email.