Anne French accepts quality paintings for sale on consignment.

We are selective about which paintings we will accept for consignment in order to maintain the standards for which we are known. By consigning through Anne French, your piece will receive exposure to our extensive clientele list as well as exposure globally through our website and our relationship with art networks.
Buyers trust us due to our reputation for integrity with nearly 25 years in the fine art business. Sellers can be assured of an easy and transparent process and can be confident that they will receive the highest value for their unique piece.

Working with us is simple and starts with simply taking a nice photograph of the piece in question and providing us with the basic details of the painting (e.g. measurements, artist). We will then follow-up with you to gather more specifics.

Our fee for selling your piece through consignment is 20% (with a minimum dollar amount threshold) 


An auction house usually charges the seller 15%-20% (seller fee) and the buyer 25% (buyer’s premium), as well as 1.5% for insurance, in addition to a catalog (photograph) fee which is around $150 to $500. You will then have to ship your painting to the auction house, where crating and shipping would cost $200 to $1000 (depending on the size and value of your painting). To induce the consignment, the auction house usually posts the selling price inclusive of the abovementioned buyer and seller fees. When your painting is sold, you generally get about only 55% of the selling price they post on the internet. In case the painting does not sell (does not meet the minimum reserve), it has to come back to you—incurring shipping charges. But by using the Anne French platform, no expenses will incur except for the 20% fee to the seller when the sale is realized.
Anybody can have any painting for sale on eBay. Anne French does not accept all paintings for consignment. We set a high standard of criteria in taking a consignment, so the buyer has a certain level of confidence purchasing in our platform. We also provide an expert opinion—totally unbiased to the buyer as well as to the seller. eBay does not have expertise, so there is no level of confidence in buying fine art from them.
Main street galleries are localized. They sell to clients who visit the galleries and may only be able to sell to their established clients in the area. On the other hand, Anne French is global. We are known for our specialty in 20th-century French art. Potential buyers from around the world visit our site.
It all depends on the artist, subject matter, quality of the painting and how much the seller is asking for the painting. Usually, a good painting by a popular artist that is priced reasonably will sell within 1 to 3 months.
Anne French was established in 2001 as a fine art dealer specializing in 20th-century French art, and enjoys a good reputation with a following of repeat clients. You may check our clients’ feedback. You also have the option to request Anne French to deposit the money in an escrow account ( before the painting is shipped, in which case you will have to pay an escrow fee.
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