consignment gallery

Portland Oregon

frequently asked questions

Why Choose the Consignment Gallery?

The Consignment Gallery has been in business since 1992 specializing in high quality furniture and accessories.  We offer a proven track record in sales, stellar reputation, knowledgeable sales personnel, and one of the only consignment stores that will merchandise your items like the finest retail furniture stores.  Your items will be shown at their best!  We act as your agents.  By selecting the Consignment Gallery you avoid strangers in your home viewing your possessions, advertising costs, and the stresses of selling on your own.  Our services are well worth the commission that we charge and can save you time and earn you more.

What type of items do you accept at the Consignment Gallery?

We specialize in high end quality furniture, rugs, artwork & accessories, ranging from contemporary to antique.  We expect all items to be in very good to excellent condition.

How do I consign an item at the Consignment Gallery?

If you are considering consignment of furniture, especially large pieces, please email or bring us a picture of the item before you bring it in to our shop. From the photo, we can usually judge whether your item is appropriate for our shop and give you an estimated selling price. Any information you can tell us about the item will help us determine its value - example:  manufacturer, age of the item, condition, original price etc. Once the item is accepted for consignment, we will schedule the arrival date.

If you have small items that are easily transported, you are welcome to bring them in at your convenience. We suggest you come in Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 to 5:00 as the weekends can get quite busy!

How do you determine the price?

We work TOGETHER to determine the price. Your input is always important to us. Based on the information you provide us about the item and our expertise, we can suggest a price that we feel is fair to you and to the buyer. Please keep in mind that you get 60% of the selling price if the item sells within 60 days so it is to your advantage for us to price the item appropriately. (After 60 days the split goes to a 50% split.) Because the price is firm for the first 60 days, we don’t want to “price it high and then see how it goes”.

What about transportation of furniture for consignment?

Please call us to discuss your needs for transportation.  The Consignment Gallery can help you make arrangements for delivery and pickup with movers that are reliable and affordable.  Fees depend upon quantity and distance. 

When and how do consignors get paid?

We will mail you a check within 30 days of the date of sale once an item has sold.. It will be mailed to the address listed on your contract. You are welcome to call us at any time to inquire about the status of your items.

What happens if my item does not sell in 60 days?

If your item does not sell in 60 days you are welcome to pick it up. If you choose not to pick the item up and the Consignment Gallery still wants to keep your item in their inventory, the commission rate goes to a 50% /50% split.  At that point, we would most likely mark the item down in small increments until it sells. 

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Store Hours: Tues - Sat, 11:00 - 5:00 | Sun, 12:00 - 5:00 | Closed Mondays