Trusts & Estate Services

Revere Auctions provides executors, fiduciaries, and beneficiaries with hands-on support through the estate appraisal, division, settlement, and liquidation processes. The Revere Auctions team has years of experience with estate appraisals to help provide the clarity essential to protecting family relationships through equitable division of personal property.

Consigning Your Estate is Easy & Transparent

Preliminary evaluation

Revere reviews the item(s) to be sold either in photographs or on location. We then provide either an estate appraisal or estimates of value, depending on the needs of the estate. Our professional appraisals provide the beneficiaries a beautifully cataloged report with the values of the objects in the estate, which allows them to fairly distribute the objects among themselves. At this stage, Revere often helps with conservation, shipping, transportation, and packing.

Consignment 

Once the family has taken the objects that appeal to them, Revere provides a seamless and transparent consignment service through which family members can easily sell a collection and have a home ready for market quickly. Revere works with the client to create a consignment agreement, tailoring the reserve price and commission rate to the client’s collection and needs. Once this document is signed, Revere will facilitate drop off or pick up of the items. 

Cataloging and Photography

Once the items are in Revere Auctions’ gallery, they are meticulously catalogued and described, then photographed by a professional photographer from all angles to properly communicate the details of the item to collectors the world over who will not be able to inspect it in person. 

Sale

The items are marketed all over the world via online auction marketplaces, art market media, and our own deep database of collectors and dealers. This marketing takes place over four  weeks of online bidding which culminates on auction day, when all bidding platforms are reconciled and a final price and winner emerge. The works will achieve fair market value through competitive bidding between museums, collectors and dealers the world over.

Payment and shipping

After the auction, Revere collects payments then coordinates packing and shipping of the item to the shippers. Four weeks after the auction, settlement checks are mailed to all consignors.

Complex Art Collection Sale

The family of an elderly man who had recently moved into assisted living reached out to Revere Auctions for assistance in liquidating his estate, which included a large collection of valuable Asian art, as well as select works of fine and decorative art, and a significant number of household contents. Revere handled the removal and subsequent storage of the objects, then cataloged, measured, photographed, and posted the collection for auction. Following the auction, Revere Auctions arranged an estate sale for the remaining household objects, making it easy for the family to have the home cleared and ready for sale. The family was grateful that Revere was able to handle all aspects of the difficult task of liquidating their father’s estate, allowing them to focus on other important matters.

Happy Clients


”A note to express my deepest gratitude for all you did to create such an exceptional overall experience for my Uncle during the process of preparing for and subsequently auctioning his beloved Asian Art collection.

Most important however was the approach, respect and care your team showed not just for these special objects, but for my Uncle.  His collection represented many years of love, life and investment, holding tremendous value to him far beyond financial.  We both feel you and your team honored and valued this meaning, thank you.

During the process of inventory and object removal, great care was taken by you and your team to communicate transparently and align prior to thoroughly document and carefully pack the items for transport and auction preparation.  This reinforced the confidence already built in you and the team, and it carried through the well-organized and run auction.”

-Barbara R., Minnesota