There are many ways that you may participate in this unique event; below please find information about the various bidding options:

Bid in Person You can attend the live auction on the day of sale at Wright at 1440 W Hubbard Street: it is free and open to the public. The auction begins at noon central with lot 100.

Bidders who choose to bid live in the auction room can register on the day of the auction in a matter of minutes. Floor bidders may arrive up to 30 minutes before the start of the auction or any time prior to the auctioning of the first lot on which they wish to bid.

Bid by Absentee Also referred to as left, order or commission bids, absentee bidding allows you to place a maximum bid amount on individual lots. During the sale, Wright will bid on your behalf up to that amount, making every attempt to secure the lot at the most competitive price.

Bid by Phone If you cannot attend the auction, you can register to bid by telephone. A Wright representative will call you for your lots of interest and you will have the opportunity to bid live during the sale. Wright recommends all phone and absentee bidders register prior to the day of the sale. Bid forms for phone and absentee registration are available at Architectural Artifacts, Inc. or can be found online bidding at:

Bid using the Wright Auction app Bidding just got easier with the Wright Auction iOS app! Follow the auction, submit absentee bids, and/or bid live from anywhere using your mobile device by downloading the Wright Auction iOS app and registering for Architectural Artifacts, Inc.30 Years auction.

Bid Online Live online bidding is available through on the day of sale or via Live Auctioneers in advance of and through the sale. All bids placed online will be electronically transferred to the auctioneer during the sale. Live Auctioneers will administer registration for their platform, and process and execute all bids submitted to them. An additional 5% fee is added to the buyer’s premium for bids submitted via Live Auctioneers.

Evaluation of Property

Use this form to submit images and details for items that you would like to consign to auction. Need helpful tips?

  • Please be as descriptive as possible including details about an items condition and history.
  • Where did you get the piece and does it have a special provenance?
  • Do you know any details regarding the edition, vintage, designer, or other particulars?