Ways to Buy

Whether you are interested in paintings, art glass, sculptures, furniture and decorative arts, Asian arts, jewelry, silver, diamonds, ethnographic art, vintage clothing, antiquities or more, Clars offers a variety of ways to bid.

  1. Absentee Bid
  2. If you can’t be present, let us bid for you. Tell us your maximum bid (70% of all successful absentee bids sell for less than the maximum bid authorized by the buyer).



  3. Bid in Person
  4. Raise your paddle to bid.

    *See bottom of page for information on the Buyer’s Premium and sales tax.


  5. Bid Live Online
  6. We offer real-time online bidding. You can view the items in our online catalog approximately one week before the auction. Click here for more information.



  7. Request Telephone Bidding
  8. Because of phone and staff limitations, phone bidders must be willing to place an opening bid of at least five hundred dollars ($500) on any item.



*$150,000, plus 15% on any amount between $150,001 and $1,000,000, and 10% on any amount over $1,000,000 (for those who bid through the internet, there is a 2% surcharge for Clars Online Bidding or 5% for all other bidding platforms), plus 3) sales tax unless the purchaser is exempt by law from such taxes.