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Luckner’s, London’s first Internet auction house is the perfect place to find that pièce de résistance for the home, either for investment purposes or simply to own a beautiful piece of furniture. Luckner’s is ideal for those who ‘grew up’ with the likes of Ikea but are now looking for something more specialised and personal. With 10 categories of antique and vintage designer items including furniture, pictures & prints, glass, silver, lighting and jewellery - there is always something to tempt one’s creative genius.

Finding a unique and inspirational focal point for your home is a great way to pull together a chic look – not everyone has time for trolling antiques markets or architectural salvage yards though. At Luckner’s, in-house experts provide accurate cataloguing and professional photographs highlight any unique feature or flaw an item may have. For clients who are time-poor and want to make a confident purchase without going through the hassle of personally going to an auction or leaving a commission bid - Luckner’s is a great solution!

Sarah Gooding, Features Editor of SHE Magazine comments on her experience of purchasing her chaise longue from Luckner’s, “Luckner's is like eBay for discerning online shoppers. Their expertise, hands on approach and passion for enterprise is quite infectious. For years I've wanted a chaise longue, but I could never find the right shape. I found one at Luckner’s for a little over £200 and with a little imagination had it reupholstered. It is now the most prized feature in my home.”

Interior decorators, antiques and modern design dealers, stylists, designers and creative individuals are now using Luckner’s as a primary resource for locating specific or quirky items in addition to off-loading excess stock. Gaby Neubert-Luckner, Head of marketing at Luckner’s says, “We never know what will come through the door but we’ve worked hard to cultivate relationships with trade dealers and private clients to assure that there will always be an eclectic mix of lots on auction.” Checking the site regularly is a must as auctions begin and end daily – happy bidding!

Jan Waldron - Antiques Editor, BBC Homes & Antiques says, "Luckner's is nestled in a creative niche in the antiques market, setting itself in that wide area where eBay graduates and auction house novices reside. Luckner’s lot estimates are competitive and with lots added daily it's hard to resist a quick visit to the website in order to see what's just come in and available to snap up. It's where I found the mid-century mosaic triangular table that now has pride of place in my lounge!”

Notes for Editors:

• Luckner’s auctions are continuous, taking place exclusively on www.luckners.com

• To register, go onto www.luckners.com and click on ‘log in’ at the top right hand corner. Then click ‘create account’ - minutes later you will be ready to bid

• Luckner’s offers the lowest commission rates in London: Buyer’s premium is 18% on the hammer; Seller’s commission is 15% on the hammer, both include VAT

• Everything online is stored and on view in Luckner’s Central London showroom

• Luckner’s has been a featured exhibiter at ‘Grand Design’s Live 2007’ and ‘The Home Show 2006’

Luckner’s showroom
128 Druid Street
London, SE1 2HH

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7252 3507
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7252 3720
Email – info@luckners.com

Open to the public for viewing, valuations and consignments –
Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm
Saturday’s, 12noon-5pm

For all Luckner’s press enquiries please contact Gavin Kimble at EdenCancan on 020 7395 0516 or at gavin.kimble@edencancan.com

About Luckner’s

Luckner’s is the first internet auction house in the United Kingdom. Responding to the growing interest in antique furniture, modern design and collectables – Luckner’s has bridged the gap between expensive traditional auction houses and non specialised online auction forums. Clients are able to view, bid and buy through the website - www.luckners.com and can also visit the showroom based in Central London.

Luckner’s has taken the traditional auction industry apart and put it back together the way that modern consumers need it to be – quick, accessible and easy. Luckner’s auction process is based on continuous auctions with low commission rates for both the buyer and seller. Once a piece has been consigned; it is processed and online within 24hours.

Since opening its doors in October of 2005, Luckner’s has sold everything from a copper fondue set (£15) to a Vatican Chandelier (£12,500). Other examples include an early Poul Henningsen artichoke lamp (£2,820), a 1936 Olympic torch (£1,468.75), a large Victorian clerk’s desk (£146) and a collection of lady’s vintage shoes from the 1920’s & 1930’s (£66 - £75 a pair). Categories include furniture, lighting, pictures, prints, sculptures & carvings, jewelry, glass, ceramics, and silver with an average hammer price from £100 to £500.

Dr Tom Flynn, journalist and art market consultant says about Luckner’s, “Their combination of innovation, creative energy, and fresh commercial thinking is the way forward for the UK auction industry.”

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