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

Bid in Person* You can attend the live auction on the day of sale. A ticket is required to attend the day of sale. The auction begins at 10 am EDT with lot 100 and doors will open for bidder registration and bidder check-in at 9 am. 

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 one hour before the start of the auction or any time prior to the auctioning of the first lot on which they wish to bid.

Floor bidders can pre-register using the Wright Auction iOS app. All pre-registered bidders will need to check-in to receive their paddle. Please have your mobile device and photo identification available for reference. Please note: Floor bidding is available on a first-come-first-serve basis; pre-registration does not guarantee a seat should capacity be reached.

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 The Four Seasons auction.

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.

All phone and absentee bidders must register prior to the day of the sale. Bid forms for phone and absentee registration are available at The Four Seasons preview or can be found online bidding at

Bid Online Live online bidding is available for The Four Seasons auction 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. Please note: An additional 3% fee is added to the buyer’s premium for bids submitted via Live Auctioneers. 

*Subject to availability based on space, attendance and activity.

For further information about bidding, visit or call 312 563 0020.

Thank you for your interest in this very special event.

Wright estimates a slow first hour then expects to move at a rate of 60 lots per hour for the remainder of the sale. These estimates are our best guess however the pace is greatly affected by the high volume of bids. You may check status throughout the day by visiting or with the Wright Auction iOS App where we will have real-time streaming video and audio of the auction in progress.

lot number approximate time
100 – 129 10:00 – 11:00 am
130 – 229 11:00 – 12:00 pm
230 – 289 12:00 – 1:00 pm
290 – 349 1:00 – 2:00 pm
350 – 449 2:00 – 3:00 pm
450 – 529 3:00 – 4:00 pm
530 – 599 4:00 – 5:00 pm
600 – 654 5:00 – 6:00 pm
655 – 749 6:00 – 7:00 pm
800 – 899 7:00 – 8:00 pm
900 – 963 8:00 pm

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?