Buying & Selling

Buy or sell in an auction or from our showroom

Whether you are new to buying or selling with Sean Eacrett Antiques, Auctions and Restoration, we would like to welcome you and hope this simple guide may be of some help. Whether you choose to read all or none of it when you come to one of our events you can get all the support you need by approaching any member of staff and explaining that you are new to our auctions. Our team will gladly help you through the simple processes.

Sean Eacrett Antiques, Auctions and Restoration has a range of specialist and general sale auctions.  Auctions are an exciting way of buying and we make the process as easy as possible. The following is a simple guide to getting the most from your visit to us.

The first step in buying at auction is to find out when they are on! We also hold specialist sales when required. You can call us on (057) 8626290 or (086)2640459 or (045) 901 710 or email us:

If you attend our sales, ask to sign up for free email reminders or email ‘ALERT’ to request an email to We’ll send a email to alert you to a forthcoming sale when the catalogue is online. There is ample free car parking adjacent to our auction rooms in Ballybrittas for all clients and refreshments are available in our Tea Rooms in Ballybrittas on auction days.


  • We sell a wide range of objects and artifacts ranging from high value antique items to household objects.
  • We are happy to advise you on the amount we think any object will make at auction.
  • We offer free valuations in Ballybrittas by appointment, or Images can be emailed to
  • We may be able to call at your home to inspect items in situ. Once again just ring to make an appointment.
  • Our Valuer will suggest an estimate for each item, which is the price range within which it is likely to sell.
  • Should you wish, the Valuer will also recommend a reserve price below which the item will not be sold, thus protecting your return from the item.
  • We will fill out an entry form, giving a description of your items and showing the estimate and reserve if appropriate.
  • It is important that you read the bottom of the entry form where the Special Conditions of Sale are printed. Should you not understand anything please ask.
  • You may deliver items to the sale rooms yourself by appointment, or we can arrange for them to be collected from your home.
  • We will email a pre-sale notification before the sale detailing your items, their corresponding lot numbers, reserves and guides. Please check this carefully.
  • We will notify you of the outcome of the sale within 7 days, usually by email and you will receive a EFT or Bank transfer within 28 days of the sale for the price realised, less our charges.
  • We charge a flat fee of 15% + VAT (to include Photography) with a €10 minimum lot charge.


A printed catalogue is for a cost of €5.00 each. A fully illustrated catalogue for each auction is also available to view on our website. All descriptions, whether printed or oral are statements of opinion not fact. Intending purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the condition, age and authenticity of the lot.
We are happy to provide additional information on any lot. More images of any lots can also be sent out upon request, simply email us on: Please remember that condition is NOT printed or mentioned in the catalogue but prospective buyers are welcome to request a condition report. We always endeavour to provide an accurate report but the ultimate responsibility rests with the buyer and we strongly recommend that you personally view any lots on which you intend to bid. All condition reports are the opinion of the auctioneer and not a definitive report on the item
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If you are unable to attend the auction in person then we are happy to carry out commission bids on your behalf. Lots will be purchased for the lowest possible price allowing for reserves and competing bids. If you would rather bid on the telephone then this can easily be arranged. No extra charge is applied but there is a minimum lot value of €100 necessary to book a telephone bid. Commission bids may also be left via online.
At Sean Eacrett antiques and restoration we welcome online bidding and frequently have more than 300 online bidders registered for our auctions from all corners of the world. We offer an in-house packing and postage service which keeps costs as low as possible for our online buyers. We are also happy to assist with condition reports, extra images of lots and any other information needed by distance bidders. Internet bidders bidding live or leaving commission bids online will be charged an additional 3% + VAT. Sean Eacrett antiques and restoration list all our auctions online as well as at the auction event itself.  
All goods must be paid for on the Friday following the sale. We accept payment by debit card or credit card, bank transfer or cash. CHEQUES ARE NOT ACCEPTED AS A METHOD OF PAYMENT There is a 3% surcharge on all credit card and business debit card payments. As long as the goods are paid for on the Friday following the sale, we are happy to kept them until the following Wednesday at no additional charge if organised with us. After this, storage charges will apply unless agreed with us.
We pack and post worldwide
A buyer’s premium rate of 18% + VAT of the hammer price is bidding direct with our auction house. Internet bidders bidding live or leaving commission bids online will be charged an additional 3% + VAT.
Responsibility for a purchased lot shall pass at the fall of the hammer to the buyer, however, legal title shall not pass until The Auctioneer is in possession of cleared funds in payment for that lot.

We hope that this brief guide is of help to you but do remember we are always on hand to give you any support that you may need. Whether you are a buyer or seller we do hope that your auction experience with us here at Sean Eacrett antiques and restoration is enjoyable and fruitful.