San Rafael Auction Gallery

San Rafael Auction Gallery
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About the San Rafael Auction Gallery The San Rafael Auction Gallery's estates auctions have been a source of fine antiques, paintings, decorative arts, estate jewelry and unique items since 1985. The Auction Gallery is located in beautiful Marin County, one of the wealthiest communities on the west coast, 12 miles north of San Francisco and just south of the Napa Valley in the town of San Rafael. Burton Hem, owner of the Auction Gallery, has been an antiques and fine arts dealer for over 30 years and is well known both nationally and abroad for his sterling reputation. In 1985, after closing his large and successful retail antiques store, The San Rafael Trading Company, Burt held his first auction at 634 5th Avenue in San Rafael. Celebrating over twenty years in the same location The San Rafael Auction Gallery holds six Antiques Estates Auctions per year along with a periodic Maritime Antiques Auction. One of the first to see the potential of online auctions, Burt jumped into eBay Live Auctions in June of 2001. All of his subsequent sales have been live in real time world wide. Live online auctions have both leveled the playing field for the provincial auction house and allowed it to compete in an open arena for premier consignments and the best prices. The San Rafael Auction Gallery has always been known for its aggressiveness in the marketplace, attention to detail and personalized service to their customers and consignors. All lots for all auctions are illustrated in color on our website approximately one week before our auctions. Bidding for the auctions is live, absentee and by phone in the gallery and live and by absentee on eBay Live Auctions.
 

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KC
Truckee, CA

May 14, 2022
Excellent!
As smooth as you can get. Always very pleased with my experience with San Rafael auctions.
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Dorr Bothwell, Abstract, "City Dusk", Oil/canvas

Linda
San Francisco, CA

May 14, 2022
These guys are great!
Efficient & friendly, very experienced. Excellent photos are published. they are very accommodating. I have gotten items from their auctions for more than 20 years.
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14kyg "Hand Hammered" Style Gold Earrings

Bill
Granger, IN

Dec 13, 2021
FIRST CLASS AUCTION HOUSE
I have bought many items through Live Auctioneers. This is the first and only review that I have written. They are absolutely first class. I had a problem with my purchase and wrote them a note explaining the problem. They acted immediately with a phone call and the problem was rectified in two minutes. He was polite and understood of the problem and suggested the solution. This is no average auction house. You know, the ones that blame the bidder for the problem. I STRONGLY recommend San Rafael Auction Gallery. I'll be bidding with then in the future with a high degree of confidence.
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Amronlite Desk Lamp

Nov 20, 2021
Excellent Auction House
I look forward to working with the Gallery in the future.
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William Keith, Forrest Twilight, oil/ canvas

Robert
Santa Rosa, CA

Nov 20, 2021
Wonderful Experience
Wonderful experience, item was accurately described, the photos were precise and the price was more than fair.
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Art Nouveau 3 pc Bedroom Set with Female Figures

Ron
Roseburg, OR

Nov 08, 2021
Longtime customer from this company & they are honest and reliable
Great owner, ethical and honest. Wish there were more like them!
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Anvil Bookends, presentation G.A.R. Vet from PA

Oscar
Miami Beach, Florida

May 02, 2021
You get exactly what you won-no misrepresentation-excellent!
One of the challenges of buying at Online auctions is having to rely on the auctioneer's expertise, ethics and professionalism. My experience with San Rafael Auction Gallery was excellent; I received exactly what I bought and the actual item matched the description perfectly. This was my first time buying from San Rafael Auction Gallery but it will not be my last-I highly recommend them-THANK YOU
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18k Yellow gold mesh necklace

Ann
San Francisco, CA

May 01, 2021
Great Auction Offering Quality Products
I have bid both on-line and in person and am always happy with the products I receive. Everything is always of a very high quality and pictures have always been very accurate. Always a fun and positive experience.
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14k Yellow gold circle pin with diamonds

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