Going once, going twice, SOLD! Take a chance on being high bidder at Gallery Auction in Houston, Texas. Vikki Vines, the vivacious auctioneer full of vim and vigor, operates one of the best auction houses in the country and has been auctioneering for over a quarter of a century.
If you’re a discerning shopper with unique finds on your mind (and your shopping list), then Gallery Auctions is for you. Vines holds auctions every Monday morning at 9:30 (and on some Saturdays), but the house is open Tuesday through Friday from 9-4 for previewing as well as on the morning before the auction at 8AM.
Vines prides herself on a consistent, outstanding inventory of household furniture and goods from around the world. Vines travels to England, Spain, France, and beyond to help gather the treasured finds for her auction house, but also has loads of goods shipped to Houston’s seaport specifically for Gallery Auction. Luckily, buyers avoid the extra hauling costs incurred at many auction houses since Houston is a port city.
Each week, Vines’ crew unloads up to four shipping containers packed full of auction items ranging from mid-century modern furniture to intricately carved French beds or sideboards from the 1800s. For the small treasure seeker look for the boxes of miscellaneous dishes, knick-knacks, or serving pieces that are auctioned off as a box.
There are a lot of reasons to make a visit to Gallery Auctions like the variety of quality antiques and furnishings at wholesale prices, but it doesn’t hurt that Vikki Vines is the top female auctioneer in the state of Texas, and likely one of the top auctioneers in the country.
Gallery Auctions is located in Houston, Texas near Bush Intercontinental Airport at 13310 Luthe Road, 281-931-0100, 1-800-764-8423.
To learn a bit more about Vikki Vines and Gallery Auction check out the website, Facebook page and her show, the Best Little Auction House in Texas on MavTV. Upcoming auction items can be previewed online. Remember to be prepared to pay for items on the day you're high bidder. Happy Bidding!