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With over three decades of experience in the fields of art, decorative arts and antiques from around the world, Material Culture applies its expertise to the appraising, consigning and selling of all kinds of artifacts from local, national and international consignors, including estates, private individuals, trusts, businesses, educational and cultural institutions. Located in Philadelphia, Material Culture prides itself on being a full-service auction house, with the ability to take on single items, collections, or entire estates, through the wide variety of auctions it offers. Material Culture's experience in the global market contributes to the strong showing of buyers overseas as well as domestically, with educated bidders from 30+ countries regularly participating in their high-energy sales. Material Culture is dedicated to providing individualized attention to consignors, buyers and the artifacts up for sale throughout the entire auction process. The expert staff works to stay up-to-date on the developments of the global market, and applies experience, attention and care from appraisal to promotion. Consignors take note: Material Culture offers a no-surprises, competitive flat fee that takes into account all of the expenses associated with finding the best market for an item; there are no special charges for photography, internet listings, insurance, etc. Material Culture aims to exceed expectations and make the auction experience the best it can be for both consignors and buyers. Material Culture’s exhibition galleries, nearly 20,000 square feet of naturally-lit space, are housed under the same roof as Material Culture’s 40,000+ square foot retail space and cafe, at 4700 Wissahickon Avenue, located off the Roosevelt Expressway, only 10 minutes from Philadelphia’s city center. This location is an easy, quick distance for either visitors or residents of the area, an advantage over auction houses far from a large metropolitan center. At the same time, this location provides spacious, hassle-free parking facilities, avoiding a problem that can plague auction houses in dense urban areas. Both exhibitions and auctions take place in Material Culture’s dedicated spaces, and participate in Philadelphia’s status as a city of the arts. Material Culture has always believed that art is for everyone, and aims to make participation in the auction business easier and more accessible to a spectrum of art lovers, for the convenience of the local community, and to the benefit of collectors and enthusiasts worldwide.
 
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4700 Wissahickon Ave.
Suite 101
Philadelphia, PA 19144
USA
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Upcoming Auctions from Material Culture

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Oriental Rugs from American Estates | 41
Oriental Rugs from American Estates | 41 Auction: Sunday, July 12, 2020, 10AM ET
Starts Jul 12, 2020 10:00 AM EDT
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ART360 | Fine, Folk, Outsider & Ethnographic Art
ART360 | Fine, Folk, Outsider & Ethnographic Art Auction: Sunday, July 19, 2020, 10AM ET
Starts Jul 19, 2020 10:00 AM EDT
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Oriental Rugs from American Estates | 42
Oriental Rugs from American Estates | 42 Auction: Sunday, August 9, 2020, 10AM ET
Starts Aug 09, 2020 10:00 AM EDT
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Asian & Ethnographic Art and Antiques | Chinalai Collection
Asian & Ethnographic Art and Antiques | Chinalai Collection Auction: Monday, August 17, 10AM ET
Starts Aug 17, 2020 10:00 AM EDT
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Bidder Reviews for Material Culture (445)

8 Latest ReviewsSee All

Mark
Marina Del Rey, California
May 27, 2020
Great LotNice items, well priced, and easy transaction.
Mkg
Ribera, NM
May 27, 2020
MATERIAL CULTURE PHOTOS ARE THE BESTYou can count on Material Culture to do a thorough and comprehensive job with photos; this is critical when it is not possible to see items in person.
Matthew
Gibson Island, MD
May 27, 2020
Paul
Trenton Nj, New Jersey
May 27, 2020
Me
Camarillo, California
May 21, 2020
Christine
Alfred Station, New York
May 21, 2020
Easy-PeasyMaterial Culture is so easy to interact and deal with. I've had several auction experiences with them and all have been good. I generally like the items featured in their auctions. They tend to be very interesting: global, exotic and eclectic. Great fun to look at, very similar to wandering a flea/antique market, giving you a taste of the larger planet and its diverse cultures.
Melissa
San Antonio, Texas
May 20, 2020
professional peopleVery smooth and easy transaction!
Brannin
Austin, TX
May 20, 2020
One of the very best national auctions houses I have ever done business with!One of the very best national auctions houses I have ever done business with!

Past Auctions from Material Culture

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Started May 06, 2020 10:00 AM EDT
us Philadelphia, PA
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Started Apr 29, 2020 10:00 AM EDT
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Started Dec 19, 2019 11:00 AM EST
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Started Nov 21, 2019 11:00 AM EST
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Started Oct 27, 2019 11:00 AM EDT
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Started Oct 13, 2019 11:00 AM EDT
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Started Sep 23, 2019 11:00 AM EDT
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Started Aug 12, 2019 11:00 AM EDT
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Started Jul 29, 2019 11:00 AM EDT
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Started Jul 22, 2019 11:00 AM EDT
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Started Jun 24, 2019 11:00 AM EDT
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Started Jun 10, 2019 11:00 AM EDT
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Started May 05, 2019 11:00 AM EDT
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Started Apr 29, 2019 11:00 AM EDT
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Started Apr 18, 2019 11:00 AM EDT
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Started Feb 25, 2019 10:00 AM EST
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Started Jan 31, 2019 11:00 AM EST
us Philadelphia, PA
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