Hughes specializes in selling fine art, decorative art, jewelry & timepieces, collector vehicles, rare books, collectibles and more.

 

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We offer professional estate services and competitive rates for single items or entire estates.

Free Estimates & Consultations

We offer free auction estimates as well as complimentary walk-through consultations for larger projects. Our specialists will advise you on the most appropriate auction for your items, recommended reserve pricing, and will advise if authentication or restoration would benefit the sale of the property.

Convenient Packing & Moving

Hughes offers packing and moving services to the Southern California region, the cost of which will be deducted from sale proceeds. For sellers outside Southern California, we can recommend shipping options for your items. Once the items are in our showroom, they will be evaluated, professionally photographed, and marketed to a world-wide audience.

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Complete Liquidation Available

Every project is different, so Hughes offers a suite of services to meet the unique needs of our clients. Through our brand Earlybird Liquidation, we offer on-site estate sales and estate cleanouts when needed. We also offer full and partial estate buyouts when a cash offer is preferable to auction consignment. Please call our office to find out more about how we can assist in your estate liquidation needs.

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The Hughes 5-Step Process

Our goal is to make the process as easy and straightforward as possible. We are your one-stop-shop for selling everything in your estate – from fine art to vehicles to jewelry.

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What We Sell

Hughes Auctions specializes in selling interesting and unusual collections of fine art, decorative arts, collector vehicles, estate jewelry & timepieces, collectibles, and rare books.

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Fine Art

Original paintings and sculptures from the Americas and Europe.

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Prints & Multiples

Lithographs, serigraphs, etchings and posters.

Decorative Art

Studio pottery, porcelain, crystal, sterling silver tableware and more.

Estate Jewelry

Precious metals and gemstone investment quality jewelry.

Timepieces

Wristwatches, pocket watches and clocks.

Collectibles

From antique nautical collectibles to animation cels to vintage skateboards, we are experts in market trends.

Designer Furniture

Mid Century, Arts & Crafts, Art Deco, Regency, European and American antiques furnishings.

Collector Vehicles

Classic and collector cars, motorcycles and boats.

Luxury Accessories

Handbags, luggage, scarves, shoes and more.

Musical Instruments

Antique to contemporary guitars, pianos, brass and electronic.

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FAQ’s

How do I start the consignment process?

Sending photos and a description of the items you wish to consign is a great way to start the process. You can send photos through the form on our website or email them to [email protected].

What is the consignment fee?

We will send a written proposal to you with consignment rates once we review your project.

What is the consignment process time frame?

Your items will be sold in an upcoming auction that may be one month to 12 months away. Once your items are sold, payment is issues within 35 business days.