Consigning works to Wright is straightforward and easy. We have multiple venues for selling your property—from auction to retail or private sale—and we are happy to provide a free evaluation of your items at any time.

Consigning from Start to Finish
 

1. Submit images

Email images of your property to Wright specialists and receive an evaluation within 72 hours

2. Ship works

Items accepted can be sent to Wright at any time prior to the consignment deadline

3. Marketing

Wright will photograph and market the works to our audience and new markets

4. Receive payment

After a sale, Wright will send you payment via the method of your choice

Free Evaluation

The perfect auction starts with the perfect consignment.

Richard Wright

Frequently Asked Questions

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These mavericks have always done it their way. Christie's, Sotheby's and Phillips may be the auction house heavyweights, but the Chicago-based Wright is a favorite among connoisseurs.

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The only auction house dedicated to art and design of the 20th and 21st century. Wright is unique in the industry. Market expertise, innovation and a point of view allow us to stand apart in the industry. We have built markets for established and previously unknown artists alike; we explore new areas of collecting; celebrate the visions of collectors; and foster the legacy of artists and designers.

Wright hosts many art and design auctions throughout the year as well as several specialty sales each season. We are always accepting consignments and we always have the appropriate venue for the sale of your items.

Modern Design
Contemporary Design
Scandinavian Design

American Design
20th Century Art
Contemporary Art

Prints & Multiples
Important Italian Glass
And more...

Art

From prints and multiples to paintings and sculpture, Wright celebrates art of the 20th and 21st century with museum-like treatment at all price points appealing to the entire market.

Design

Committed to the most influential designers of the 20th century, our sales traverse the globe to present classic and iconic designs alongside rare and unique works. We have several highly-anticipated sales each season as well as sales dedicated to works from specific regions, such as American and Scandinavian Design.

Important Italian Glass

For more than half a decade, Wright has worked with Sara Blumberg and Jim Oliviera, the preeminent experts of the field, to curate auctions of the most desirable works of 20th century Murano glass. Our sales are the best in the industry and achieve record prices.

Single-Owner Sales and Special Sections

The vision of the collector often adds an element of intrigue and desire to the objects offered; Wright recognizes and highlights the connection between collector and the works they collect with entire auctions or sections within sales. 

Unique Collections or Single-Artist Auctions

From an auction of Berkel Meat Slicers to the sale of interior furnishings and tableware of The Four Seasons or auctions dedicated to single artists or designers, Wright excels at telling the story that makes a work valuable.

Record Results at Wright

THOMAS STEARNS, La Sentinella di Venezia | wright20.com

Thomas Stearns

La Sentinella di Venezia

estimate: $300,000–500,000
result: $737,000
PIERRE KOENIG, Case Study House #21 | wright20.com

Pierre Koenig

Case Study House #21

estimate: $2,500,000–3,500,000
result: $3,185,600
ENRICO CASTELLANI, Superficie bianca | wright20.com

Enrico Castellani

Superficie bianca

estimate: $600,000–800,000
result: $917,000
RUTH ASAWA, Untitled (S.386, Hanging, Five-Lobed, Multi-Layered, Interlocking Continuous Form Within a Form with Two Interior Spheres) | wright20.com

Ruth Asawa

Untitled (S.386, Hanging, Five-Lobed, Multi-Layered, Interlocking Continuous Form Within a Form with Two Interior Spheres)

estimate: $700,000–900,000
result: $905,000
ISAMU NOGUCHI, Important and Unique Dining Table for Mr. & Mrs. Milton Greene | wright20.com

Isamu Noguchi

Important and Unique Dining Table for Mr. & Mrs. Milton Greene

estimate: $1,000,000–1,500,000
result: $1,653,000
PABLO PICASSO, Buste de Femme | wright20.com

Pablo Picasso

Buste de Femme

estimate: $700,000–900,000
result: $746,500
JOSEF ALBERS, Dark | wright20.com

Josef Albers

Dark

estimate: $200,000–300,000
result: $557,000
MARC NEWSON, Important and unique desk from Syn Studios, Tokyo | wright20.com

Marc Newson

Important and unique desk from Syn Studios, Tokyo

estimate: $200,000–300,000
result: $515,000
HARRY BERTOIA, untitled (Multi-Plane Construction) | wright20.com

Harry Bertoia

untitled (Multi-Plane Construction)

estimate: $500,000–700,000
result: $420,000
GIO PONTI, Room from the 9th Triennale of Milan 1951 | wright20.com

Gio Ponti

Room from the 9th Triennale of Milan 1951

estimate: $300,000–400,000
result: $324,000
PIERRE JEANNERET, pair of lounge chairs from Punjab University, Chandigarh | wright20.com

Pierre Jeanneret

pair of lounge chairs from Punjab University, Chandigarh

estimate: $30,000–50,000
result: $179,000
ERCOLE BAROVIER, Important Mosaico vase | wright20.com

Ercole Barovier

Important Mosaico vase

estimate: $150,000–200,000
result: $257,000
PAUL EVANS, Exceptional Argente cabinet, model PE42A | wright20.com

Paul Evans

Exceptional Argente cabinet, model PE42A

estimate: $50,000–70,000
result: $293,000
HARRY BERTOIA, untitled (Sonambient) | wright20.com

Harry Bertoia

untitled (Sonambient)

estimate: $200,000–300,000
result: $408,000
ISAMU NOGUCHI, Rare and Important Chess table, model IN-61 | wright20.com

Isamu Noguchi

Rare and Important Chess table, model IN-61

estimate: $150,000–200,000
result: $233,000
ERCOLE BAROVIER, Important Primavera vase | wright20.com

Ercole Barovier

Important Primavera vase

estimate: $250,000–350,000
result: $293,000
JEAN (HANS) ARP, Constellation | wright20.com

Jean (Hans) Arp

Constellation

estimate: $70,000–90,000
result: $233,000
ERCOLE BAROVIER, Murrine vase | wright20.com

Ercole Barovier

Murrine vase

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $317,000
PAUL EVANS, Important Sculpture Front cabinet | wright20.com

Paul Evans

Important Sculpture Front cabinet

estimate: $150,000–200,000
result: $233,000
HARRY BERTOIA, untitled (Dandelion) | wright20.com

Harry Bertoia

untitled (Dandelion)

estimate: $200,000–300,000
result: $348,000
MICHELANGELO PISTOLETTO, Tenda blu (Blue Curtain) | wright20.com

Michelangelo Pistoletto

Tenda blu (Blue Curtain)

estimate: $150,000–200,000
result: $605,000
ROY LICHTENSTEIN, Brushstroke Chair and Ottoman | wright20.com

Roy Lichtenstein

Brushstroke Chair and Ottoman

estimate: $200,000–300,000
result: $341,000
CARLO MOLLINO, coffee table, model 1114 | wright20.com

Carlo Mollino

coffee table, model 1114

estimate: $80,000–120,000
result: $206,500
PAAVO TYNELL, Rare and Exceptional chandelier | wright20.com

Paavo Tynell

Rare and Exceptional chandelier

estimate: $50,000–70,000
result: $197,000
KENNETH NOLAND, Damson | wright20.com

Kenneth Noland

Damson

estimate: $70,000–90,000
result: $197,000
PAOLO VENINI, Important Mosaico Tessuto vase | wright20.com

Paolo Venini

Important Mosaico Tessuto vase

estimate: $100,000–150,000
result: $173,000
ISAMU NOGUCHI, rare and important Rudder dining suite from the Hasting Estate | wright20.com

Isamu Noguchi

rare and important Rudder dining suite from the Hasting Estate

estimate: $150,000–200,000
result: $182,500
FULVIO BIANCONI, Con Macchie vase | wright20.com

Fulvio Bianconi

Con Macchie vase

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $197,000
NAPOLEONE MARTINUZZI, Rare and Important Pulegoso vase, model 3273 | wright20.com

Napoleone Martinuzzi

Rare and Important Pulegoso vase, model 3273

estimate: $100,000–150,000
result: $269,000
GIO PONTI, rare sofa for Palazzo Liviano, University of Padova | wright20.com

Gio Ponti

rare sofa for Palazzo Liviano, University of Padova

estimate: $50,000–70,000
result: $161,000
GIO PONTI AND PIERO FORNASETTI, Important sideboard | wright20.com

Gio Ponti and Piero Fornasetti

Important sideboard

result: $240,000
GEORGE NAKASHIMA, Minguren dining table | wright20.com

George Nakashima

Minguren dining table

estimate: $70,000–90,000
result: $192,000
BARBARA HEPWORTH, Four-Square (Four Circles) | wright20.com

Barbara Hepworth

Four-Square (Four Circles)

estimate: $150,000–200,000
result: $269,000
ISAMU NOGUCHI, table, model #IN-62 | wright20.com

Isamu Noguchi

table, model #IN-62

estimate: $70,000–90,000
result: $630,000
ANDY WARHOL, Campbell's Soup II Portfolio (F. & S. II.54-63) | wright20.com

Andy Warhol

Campbell's Soup II Portfolio (F. & S. II.54-63)

estimate: $100,000–150,000
result: $168,000
CHARLOTTE PERRIAND, Bloc bahut | wright20.com

Charlotte Perriand

Bloc bahut

estimate: $200,000–250,000
result: $240,000

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