‘I was an online auction addict’ | Financial Times House & Home


Journalist Harry Wallop has written for the Financial Times House & Home section about his experience of the world of online antiques auctions. And how he found Art Deco treasures to furnish his beautiful Lake District holiday home on thesaleroom.com.

Read more here about how Harry found antiques at auction from some of the many UK regional auction houses that live-stream their auctions on thesaleroom.com – all with the use of his smartphone. And how online auction marketplaces like thesaleroom.com have breathed new life into the regional auction industry.

ATG CEO John-Paul Savant says of the growing number of casual buyers using thesaleroom.com, “If you looked at who was on the site 10 or 15 years ago when we started, it was mostly dealers, collectors, professional buyers. What we’ve seen in the past five years is a huge shift: a really big increase in casual buyers, people like you or me going on to buy two or three pieces. The internet has become such a habitual place for people to shop. We have benefited from the trend set by the likes of Etsy, where people go to look for unique items”.

Harry has also written about his experiences of buying antiques on the Endymion House blog.

Photo from Endymion House.