Selling works with 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.
Free Evaluation

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I consign to auction?

How do I start the consignment process?

What is the consignment fee? Are there other fees?

How long until I hear back?

Can someone come out to look at the works in person?

If I don’t want to wait for auction, what other options do I have?

Does Wright buy items out right?

Have you sold this artist or design before?

Do works need to ship to Wright?

How do I understand the consignor agreement?

What sort of marketing will Wright do?

When will I get paid?

What happens if the works don’t sell?

Can I attend or watch the auction?

What if my item(s) needs restoration?

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...


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.


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.

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