LiveAuctioneers Annual Report cites optimistic environmental impression of recirculated antiques,…


Tiffany Studios desk lamp with ‘Lotus’ shade. Bought by Clarke Public sale by LiveAuctioneers for $150,

NEW YORK – In its 2020 Annual Report, LiveAuctioneers reveals a year-over-year sample of development that’s unmatched within the industry, confirming 1.2 million objects offered by the positioning and, on common, 120,000 new-bidder sign-ups every month.


“For a lot of causes, 2020 was a pivotal yr. Regardless of the unprecedented challenges, we noticed astounding development as auctions moved virtually completely on-line. We welcomed thousands and thousands of recent consumers searching for a extra sustainable option to store, and at a time when supporting small companies was extra vital than ever, we have been capable of assist public sale homes obtain record-setting gross sales and 102% year-over-year development in first-time consumers,” stated LiveAuctioneers Senior Director of Advertising and marketing Suzie Ryu. “Consumers accustomed to bidding in particular person encountered a dramatically improved public sale expertise, with unparalleled entry to hundreds of auctions by LiveAuctioneers’ web site and five-star-rated iOS and Android apps. Because of options like subtle search and filtering instruments, bidder rankings and evaluations, customized alerts, seamless checkout, and functionality to bid in a number of auctions without delay, earlier in-person bidders are having fun with the joys of the hunt with none of the restrictions of bidding in particular person. We’re very excited to construct on the momentum in 2021 and proceed to ship an distinctive on-line public sale expertise to consumers and public sale homes all over the world.”


LiveAuctioneers’ newly launched 2020 Annual Report reveals the forms of objects shoppers are at the moment shopping for, which manufacturers they love, and which artwork and collectibles classes achieved the best costs during the last 12 months on LiveAuctioneers.

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Josef Frank (Austrian/Swedish, 1885-1967), ‘Flora’ printed paper and mahogany cupboard, designed in 1937. Bought by Stair by LiveAuctioneers for $57,


Antiques, the unique recyclables, entice high designers to LiveAuctioneers


It has lengthy been stated that antiques have been the unique recyclables. In 2020, greater than ever earlier than, buying and reusing high-quality, well-made classic objects grew to become a modern – and accountable – factor to do. In media interviews, famend designers, tastemakers, and magnificence influencers spoke of their fondness for procuring at LiveAuctioneers and discovering basic items which are prepared for his or her subsequent life. These figures present how the atmosphere benefited in 2020 from the recycling of antiques and classic items on LiveAuctioneers:


68 tons of paper saved by on-line bidding
455,000 tons of CO2 equal in recirculated gold offered on LiveAuctioneers
11,000 tons of CO2 emissions decreased by distant bidding vs. driving to artwork auctions
8X longer lifespan of furnishings and residential decor objects sourced on LiveAuctioneers


Artwork-market stalwarts and mid-century fashionable model dominated 2020 purchases


Of the 1.2 million objects acquired by LiveAuctioneers in 2020, the highest classes of curiosity included up to date artwork, automobilia, musical devices, comedian books, scientific objects, and wine and spirits. Favourite artists of 2020 have been Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Marc Chagall, Keith Haring, and Banksy. Essentially the most-saved artworks have been Joan Miro’s 1955 lithograph The Solar Eater, a Man Carleton Wiggins Manhattan snowscape, and a Henk Van Putten marble sculpture titled Le Modernist.


As they searched, bid and purchased, LiveAuctioneers bidders most frequently explored the Artwork Deco, mid-century and Victorian durations, in addition to Chippendale and Louis XV types. Furnishings consumers overwhelmingly favored the mid-century fashionable look, particularly as interpreted by such revered designers as George Nakashima, Hans Wegner, Finn Juhl, George Nelson and Milo Baughman. Essentially the most-saved furnishings items of 2020 have been a Michel Ducaroy five-piece “Togo” sectional couch, a set of six Edward Wormley for Dunbar caned eating chairs, and a Gio Ponti Italian mid-century fashionable couch.

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Hermès shiny black Porosus crocodile, 10.70ctw diamond and white gold Birkin 35 purse. Bought by Christie’s by LiveAuctioneers for $287,


Luxurious items continued their spectacular run within the market, led by Rolex, Cartier, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Hermès. Essentially the most-saved luxurious objects of 2020 included a Louis Vuitton monogram “Keepall 50” journey bag, an Hermès “Evelyne” blue leather-based shoulder bag, and a gaggle lot consisting of two Tiffany & Co., flap luggage and a pair of gloves. Within the Nice Jewellery class, the three most-saved objects have been a Cartier 7.55ct diamond and platinum ring, a Schlumberger for Tiffany “Chook on a Rock” diamond and beryl brooch; and a Rolex 1680 Purple Submariner diver’s wristwatch.


Supporting the idea that there’s a purchaser for something and every thing, 2020’s most-saved collectibles on LiveAuctioneers have been: a 1967 Fender Jaguar guitar, a signed Lazaro figural octopus for tabletop show, and an early 20th-century Ouija board that purportedly belonged to a witch.


Click on to view LiveAuctioneers’ Annual Report containing further details about the corporate’s continued development plus public sale highlights of the previous yr.


Catherine Saunders-Watson


220 12th Avenue

New York Metropolis, New York



Based in 2002, LiveAuctioneers delivers cutting-edge know-how, award-winning consumer assist and industry-acclaimed digital advertising companies to greater than 5,000 public sale homes and galleries from 69 international locations. The main on-line vacation spot for one-of-a-kind treasures, LiveAuctioneers supplies a seamless search, bidding and buying expertise throughout the net and by way of iOS/Android apps, utilizing the most recent applied sciences to attach thousands and thousands of worldwide web shoppers and savvy collectors with the world’s most trusted public sale homes. All the time searching for to create enduring worth for consumers and public sale homes alike, LiveAuctioneers continues to steer the industry with the primary mobile-bidding apps, live-streaming video capabilities, on-line funds with anti-fraud ensures, free consignment-sourcing options for auctioneers, and a free price-results database for the humanities and collectibles market. To study extra, go to

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