From the Exotic to the Everyday
Since the 1950s, Lunds has been offering buyers and sellers an open forum to trade art, antiques, collectables and household items. The range of pieces that have travelled through the auction house is extensive and has included paintings from the Group of Seven, boxed silverware from English estates and furniture from the old Oak Bay Beach Hotel. There are two sections to the shop: the upper storefront is posh and contains the high-value, rare goods, whereas down a ramp to the back you’ll find household items such as kitchenware, tools and used furnishings.
Entertaining Buying Experience
Visiting an auction is an exhilarating experience that takes retail therapy to a whole new level. It’s especially exciting at Lunds, where every month there are one to three auctions with themes like “Ethno World,” “Bedazzled” and “Play Land,” as well as the more common “Antique and Art” and “Collectables.” The range of the auctioneer can be seen with its “Firepower” auction, which features firearms, and “Timepieces,” which boasts an impressive collection of watches and clocks. There are also weekly household auctions. For a few days before every auction, prospective buyers can preview of the pieces and ask the staff questions about the pieces. Once you’ve zeroed in on a piece, all you have to do is show up for the auction and start bidding! Absentee bidding is also available.
Selling Off Your Collection
If you’re thinking of selling off some pieces of your personal collection, Lunds can help you. The auctioneer offers a comprehensive consignment program, starting with a professional assessment so you know the value of your pieces and can determine minimum selling prices. Items can be brought to the auction house, photos can be sent or house visits can be made. The entire contents of a home or estate can also be conveniently sold through Lunds, which boasts an international network of collectors and dealers who are notified of specialty items.