Definition of 'auction house'
Example sentences containing 'auction house'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
It can also fetch high prices at the big auction houses. Times, Sunday Times (2015) Big auction houses also have policies in place. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The rising cost of buying and selling works of art through big auction houses can put off some potential investors. Times, Sunday Times (2007)For old maps, auction houses are the place to go. Times, Sunday Times (2014)These days, auction houses are big business. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Extra charges added to the cost of your item by the auction house can leave you with a bigger bill than you may have expected. Times, Sunday Times (2009)If in doubt, seek the advice of a picture dealer or an expert at one of the larger auction houses. Times, Sunday Times (2006)In the UK the big auction houses will not handle it. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He has big plans for the future and said his dream would be to see his work on sale at a big London auction house. The Sun (2009)It's also important to realise that pieces look much bigger in typical gardens than in the large spaces auction houses and dealers use for storage and display. Times, Sunday Times (2014)If your piece is worth a few thousand pounds, get valuations from the big London auction houses and specialist auction houses. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Trends of 'auction house'
Used Rarely. auction house is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Definition of auction house from the Collins English Dictionary
5 unusual words & phrases to upgrade your World Cup 2018 banter
Impress your friends, family and colleagues with this unusual collection of football lingo.
VAR, planebae & a peng sort: July’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this July with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.