Antiques, Decorative and Fine Arts

From the 1st April there will be a minimum buyers commission of R25 + VAT is applicable to every lot purchased

Dales Bros have been specialists in the sale of decorative and fine arts for almost 50 years and have earned the reputation as one of the countries leading fine art auction houses.
Dales Bros conduct a regular monthly auction of antique furniture, silver, fine art, Persian carpets, jewellery and collectables from our Riverhorse Valley (Durban) saleroom, consistently providing a premium platform for sellers and buyers to partake in this ageless tradition. The auction is held on the first Thursday of every month. We hold a quarterly evening fine art and jewellery auction. The art and jewellery on these auctions has a distinctly higher value and collectability than our monthly art and jewellery. The evening auction is held the Wednesday evening before the Thursday furniture, collectables and Persians auction. We hold an extended viewing time on Wednesday evenings 5-7pm before the Thursday auction.

The wealth of experience and knowledge offered by the team at Dales Bros provides clients the confidence and peace of mind in relying on Dales Bros to obtain the best possible value for their treasured items, never forgetting the sentimental importance – an aspect often overlooked when auctioning what are often age-long family heirlooms. Often described as “a house incomplete without a treasure bought on auction”, and this is the philosophy that goes into each and every bid conducted at Dales Bros. 

Electronic notification and promotion (via E-mail and SMS) of forthcoming Decorative and Fine Art auctions are sent to the expectant Dales bros database of regular, loyal and  satisfied buyers.

Antiques, Decorative and Fine Arts Auction Details

  • Held on the first Thursday on every month the starts at 9:30am.
  • Viewing from the Monday before the auction.
  • You will require a R1000 cash deposit and your ID or drivers license and proof of residence to register.
  • Buyers commission 18.4% (incl VAT) up to and including R10,000, thereafter 11.5% (incl VAT) on any one lot.
  • FICA requirements apply to every sale. The rules of the auction comply with section 45 of the Consumer Protection Act, Act 68 of 2008