Furniture & Curios
Regular weekly auctions are conducted on all Sundays at the auction hall for sale by auction of furniture, household goods, residential and office equipments, antique furniture, reproductions, bronzes, porcelains, glassware, paintings etc. About 250 lots are offered for sale in each auction.
The department essentially caters to individuals and small organizations, where the volume of materials available for sale does not justify conducting the sale at the premises of the client. Over 200 people, from all walks of life, attend the weekly auctions. There are many people who come to Murrays as a ritual every weekend, to witness and take part in the auctions.
Once every two to three months, Special auctions are scheduled on Saturdays at 4:30p.m, when several antiques, curios, high quality collectables and furniture go under the hammer
Several pieces of furniture, antiques, collectables are available for outright sale through the week.
The seller is charged a commission of 12% on the sale value. There is no additional charge for warehousing, publicity etc. Articles are also transported to the Auction Hall from anywhere within Chennai, in which case the actual cost for shifting the articles is to be borne by the seller.
The Value Added Tax is payable by the purchaser, over and above the purchase price. Articles sold in the auction are also delivered to the purchaser within Chennai at actual costs. No buyer's premium is charged.