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Main Auction Galleries

Main Auction Galleries

Since 1870 Main Auction Galleries Inc. has grown from a small family business to a nationally recognized Auction House. We are located in the finest area of downtown Cincinnati, within 3 blocks of all major hotels and restaurants. Our building comprises over 40,000 square feet, with our first floor being both our showroom and auction floor. Our reputation for honesty, integrity and professionalism is known not only in this region but nationally as well as worldwide. We work closely with attorneys, executors, trust officers, institutions, organizations, private consignors as well as individuals. We both appraise and liquidate estates and homes throughout the United States. We have provided the highest quality merchandise to local, national and international individuals for the past 139 years. We have a full time staff each being an expert in their respective fields.
137 West 4th St
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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Upcoming Auctions from Main Auction Galleries

19th Century Marble Statue of Venus de Merdici
Rare 19th Century Egyptian Revival Dining TableEarly 19th Century Cast Stone Hares

Garden Collection of Beth & Jay Karp

Beth Karp is a well-known landscape architect and designer who transformed an Indian Hill residence into a well-known and documented garden. Beth?s garden was featured in Better Homes and Gardens (May 2008) and was the cover story of Ohio Magazine (April 2016), her garden is also featured in the Smithsonian archives.. Her Renaissance and English garden designs were incorporated into different theme gardens. J. enjoyed collecting sculptures, furniture, and interesting objects while Beth created a pallet of color and texture. My brother and I are humbled to have the opportunity to sell these memories. Mom and dad, your hard work and dedication to this garden is unparalleled. The parties, garden tours and happy times will always remain. Your garden is a masterwork. This was and always will be a magnificent thing. Thank you both and the memories will be cherished! Featuring from early 19th century to 20th century, marble statues, early cast iron benches, chairs, tables, French art deco urn, Walter lamb dining table. A fabulous Rookwood Faience plaque with cherubs, Wheatly embossed planters, large selection of cast stone cornucopias, animals, planters, benches, chairs, chimneys, pedestals, olive jars, troughs, wall sconces, fountains, bird house, sculptures, wind chimes, parrot cage, Italian terra cotta large planter, several wrought iron dining sets and chairs, lounges, bar with high back chairs. This auction is awesome. I should know, Beth is my wife. -Jay Karp
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Cincinnati, OH, US

Bidder Reviews for Main Auction Galleries (181)

4.6 out of 5.0 Stars

8 Latest Top ReviewsSee All

Lowell, OR

May 20, 2024
I have debit setup and they only debited one of two auctions
(6) U.S. 1914 Barber Silver Dime Coins

Dania Beach, FL

May 18, 2024
Main Auction Galleries offers many wonderful items, and their descriptions are spot-on!
Bid with confidence... this is a superior auction house.
David Andersen Sterling Enameled Bracelet

Cincinnati, OH

May 12, 2024
Fantastic Auction House
So fortunate to have Main Auction Gallery in my City. They are always wonderful to work with and provide great customer service and have a wonderful array of auction items.
Card Players Sculpture

Shreve, OH

May 07, 2024
Awesome to work with!
We bought a ginormous antique sideboard that was HEAVY! They were ready for us when we arrived and all but loaded it for us. These folks are super on-the-ball!
Early 19th Century English Renaissance Carved Sideboard

Paradise, CA

May 01, 2024
Very Helpful and They Worked to Rectify a Problem
I purchased a vase from Main Auction Galleries and was dissatisfied with the purchase. They worked to rectify the problem and ultimately found an equitable solution. I wouldn't hesitate to purchase from them again.
Rookwood Pottery Double Handled Urn, #6010E

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Mar 13, 2024
Nice items and good service, but no in-house shipping.
All items were as described and pictured and invoicing and transfer to their third-party shipper was fast. I have had some bad experiences with overpriced third-party shippers, but Elliot at Safe Ship NKY got my items shipped quickly at a reasonable price.
1922 and 1923 Peace Silver Dollars

Brooklyn, NY

Feb 09, 2024
Great response time for issues
I had an issue and they fixed it very quickly. Professional and easy to work with
George Nelson & Associated Omni Wall Cabinet

Toronto, CA

Jan 29, 2024
Can't think of anything pertinent...
This was my first auction, and Justin could not have been more helpful in explaining the bidding process. On the day of the auction I was lucky enough to win the bid, and from there on in, everything was pretty much seamless. I will be back. Thank you.
Manner of Tony Paul Floor Lamp

Past Auctions from Main Auction Galleries

18th Century Queen Anne Chest on Stand
Victor Salomone BronzeRare Florence Knoll Credenza

Important Auction

United StatesCincinnati, OH, US
Auction Ended
Hans Wegner
Charlie HarperGeorge Nelson

Fine Decorative Auction

United StatesCincinnati, OH, US
Auction Ended
Rare Michie Brothers Tall Case Clock
Judith LieberWilkinson Lamp Company

Fine Decorative Auction

United StatesCincinnati, OH, US
Auction Ended