Out with new and in with the old! Start bidding with Barnebys

Tired of your local flea market and looking for some unique antiques? As the world’s leading search engine for art, antiques and collectables from more than 2,000 auction houses around the world, Barnebys welcomes you to the world of auction, where you can find anything from a Charles and Ray Eames chair to a 18th century Rococo armoire.


Why bid at auction?

Barnebys offers an alternative and practical auction experience by allowing the bidder to search through thousands of lots rather than through separate auction houses’ websites. This has made online searches and browses for the perfect treasure trove much more simple and hassle-free.


Auctions today have become much easier thanks to the digitalization of the auction world, where most sales occur online in order to reach a more diverse and greater number of bidders from all four corners of the Earth. Just like at the flea market or at a vintage clothing shop, the treasure hunt is endless and exciting, and on Barnebys you can find thousands of new items every day.


Authentic guarantee

If you are concerned about counterfeits and fakes, you can rely on the authenticity of each and every item on the website. Auction houses conduct brand-specific and detailed authentication processes before a sale. Barnebys also offers expert advice for those who want to sell or for those who are new to the auction world.

Sell at auction

If you would like to sell items, then the Barnebys appraisal service will provide you with an expected market value. All you need to do is upload images and a description of your item on our website and you will have a reply including an estimated value within 48 hours.


One-of-a-kind lots

In today’s digital era, auction houses have been able to reach a much larger bidding audience across all ages and backgrounds. Because of this change, auction is becoming increasingly popular as more people are wanting to get their hands on one-of-a-kind pieces rather than mass-produced homeware and furniture. Barnebys strives to help achieve this goal, which in turn promotes sustainability through encouraging the trend of buying second hand and antiques.


Inspiring ideas

In search for some design inspiration? Barnebys regularly publishes articles on its blog, reporting on both auction and art worlds as well as the latest auctions to keep an eye on. So, if you want to brush up on some auction facts and figures or to find out more about a particular artist, style or brand, this aspect of the website is incredibly useful for the average bidder.

So if you are an antiques fanatic, a regular bidder or redecorating, Barnebys is definitely the website for you, regardless of your previous knowledge in auctions. Happy bidding!

If you’re in the United Kingdom, you can access Barnebys here.


All images courtesy of Bukowskis