LONDON, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This month many any of the major auction houses, including Christie's, Dreweatts, Dukes, Sworders, Chorley's and Woolley & Wallis, host their Asian art sales. With http://www.the-saleroom.com buyers can search through the numerous catalogues, view items of interest and often bid online for their desired items, all with the click of their mouse. This time-saving website is revolutionising the buying and selling of antique and vintage pieces.
Buying Asian art is becoming increasingly frenetic but thankfully http://www.the-saleroom.com creates a one-stop shop, helping buyers to find items to suit their taste (and budget). http://www.the-saleroom.com brings together over 400 established bricks and mortar auction houses, lists over 150,000 lots and hosts over a 1,200 live auctions every year.
Below are two typical items up for sale tomorrow;
Chorley's auctioneers - 19th May - Lot 160: Pair of ivory, gilt bronze and hard stone panels from Qing dynasty. Est. GBP150,000-GBP200,000; http://preview.tinyurl.com/68dxzur
Chorley's auctioneers - 19th May - Lot 53: A Ming `Dragon` bowl, double-encircled Zhengde four character mark and of the period, enamelled in green with two five clawed dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl. Est GBP20,000 - 30,000; http://preview.tinyurl.com/5sq9bup
Searching for particular items on the site, such as popular jade marriage bowls or boxes from the Kangxi period, is easy thanks to the freetext search tool. Jon Peacock, E-Commerce Manager at ATG Media which manages the-saleroom.com, states that searches for 'Chinese antiques' has increased by 90% in the last year - a statistic which clearly illustrates the increase in demand for Asian art and antiques.
In this increasingly competitive market buyers need to stay informed. the-saleroom.com lists details of all sales and, using the site's online Price Guide, buyers can research prices realised on items previously sold through the website.
Register online now at http://www.the-saleroom.com and be part of the Asian art revolution.