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Material Culture

Material Culture

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.
4700 Wissahickon Ave.
Suite 101
Philadelphia, PA 19144
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Bidder Reviews for Material Culture (733)

4.6 out of 5.0 Stars

8 Latest Top ReviewsSee All

New York, NY

May 14, 2024
Very neat location!
I picked up my item, and was interested and amused to see it was in the old Atwater-Kent factory building. Neat place to poke around. The transaction went smoothly, and the item was even better than I'd hoped.
Patrick Oliphant (b. 1935) "2008 Candidates"

North Canton, OH

May 08, 2024
Got to meet a beautiful family
2 Antique Indian Paintings

Dallas, TX

Apr 17, 2024
great service
great service
Mahal Rug, Persia, Ca. 1920, 4'4'' x 6'7''

Ellicott City, MD

Jan 08, 2024
Good pick-up experience
This is a great place to purchase antiques, a big warehouse, and professional staff. I went to the store to pay and pick up the item. The whole process went smoothly.

Miami, FL

Jan 02, 2024
Good service, transparent information about the items
Excellent service, quick responses to questions, items as described
Pre-Columbian Small Carved Wood Balance Beam

Yehud, IL

Dec 25, 2023
A very trustful company.
I am especially very satisfied with Material Culture's carpet dept. and their expert George Jeveromitch. He is always their for you in all respects. His description of the lots in the catalogue is more exhaustive and helpful than any other auction house that I know of. I have bought and sold through him and his team many times and never was I disappointed with his handling my transactions.

Medley, FL

Dec 17, 2023
All good
Elijah (Jamaica West Indies, 20th C.)

Washington, DC

Dec 12, 2023
Smooth transaction
Material Culture provides attention to detail and quick response to questions. Shipping from MC to carrier (provided by MC) is seamless. I highly recommend Material Culture as a go to auction house.
Bakhtiari Open Saddle Bag, Persia, Early 20th C., 1'11'' x 6'2''

Past Auctions from Material Culture

David Burliuk Oil Painting, Roses
Ismael Gonzalez De La Serna Still Life PaintingEdna Andrade, Yellow Bounce

November Fine Arts

United StatesPhiladelphia, PA, US
Auction Ended
Albert Brenet French South Atlantic Mailboat Poster
Estate Lot of 4 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac WineSuperb Dogon Red Monkey Mask

September Estates Auction

United StatesPhiladelphia, PA, US
Auction Ended
Large Scale Sukhothai Buddha Head on Wood Base
Bill Mack. (American, 20th C.) Female Nude. ReliefThorvald Niss, Oil Painting "Frederiksborg", 1879

Sizzling Summer Estates Auction

United StatesPhiladelphia, PA, US
Auction Ended
Peter Max Silkscreen Print 1970
Ivory Field Serapi RugFine Flat-woven Caucasian Carpet

June Estates Auction

United StatesPhiladelphia, PA, US
Auction Ended
Purvis Young (American, 1943-2010) Leader of the People
5 Mexican Festival Masks- Mascara5 Mexican Festival Masks- Mascara

Folk Out Loud!

United StatesPhiladelphia, PA, US
Auction Ended
Outstanding Kataro Shirayamadani Rookwood Vase
19th C. Oil Painting by Carlo PittaraHarry Bertoia Sonambient Sculpture

The Collector's Eye

United StatesPhiladelphia, PA, US
Auction Ended
159: Large 19th Century Sevres Vase
021: Prince Twins Seven Seven (Nigerian, 1944-2011)293: Victorian Style Metal Peacock Lamp

December Estates Auction

United StatesPhiladelphia, PA, US
Auction Ended
Frank Lynn Jenkins Bronze (1870 - 1927), The Huntress
Dutch Colonial Satinwood Ebony CabinetArt Deco Rosewood Armchair with Beige Upholstery

September Estates Auction

United StatesPhiladelphia, PA, US
Auction Ended
104: Samuel Robb Cigar Store Statue
87: GUO RUNWEN312: Outstanding Syrian Mother-Of-Pearl Cabinet

"New World Orders"

United StatesPhiladelphia, PA, US
Auction Ended