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The true art to buying Asian antiquities
London, 20 May 2011
Buying Asian art is becoming increasingly frenetic but thankfully the-saleroom.com creates a one-stop shop, helping buyers to find items to suit their taste (and budget). The-saleroom.com brings together over 400 established bricks and mortar auction houses, lists over 80,000 lots and hosts over a 1,000 live auctions every year.
Many of the major auction houses, including Christie's, Dreweatts, Dukes, Sworders, Chorleys and Woolley & Wallis, host their Asian art sales this month. With the-saleroom.com buyers can search through the numerous catalogues, view items of interest and often bid online for their desired items, all with the click of their mouse. This time-saving website is revolutionising the buying and selling of antique and vintage pieces.
Searching for particular items on the site, such as popular jade marriage bowls or boxes from the Kangxi period, is easy thanks to the freetext search tool. Jon Peacock, E-Commerce Manager at ATG Media which manages the-saleroom.com, states that searches for 'Chinese antiques' has increased by 90% in the last year - a statistic which clearly illustrates the increase in demand for Asian art and antiques.
In this increasingly competitive market buyers need to stay informed. The-saleroom.com lists details of all sales and, using the site's online Price Guide, buyers can research prices realised on items previously sold through the website.
Register online now at www.the-saleroom.com and be part of the Asian art revolution.
Note to editors
ATG Media Ltd - owners of the-saleroom.com
ATG Media is the European leader in online portals and live bidding for auctioneers. ATG Media has hosted over 11,000 auction catalogues and in excess of 3,600 live auctions online of which 1,900 took place in 2010.
In addition to i-bidder.com, ATG Media created the-saleroom.com, the key portal for art and antiques auctions which in 2010 hosted 3,162 catalogues and 1,208 live auctions and sold £20m online. ATG Media manages bidspotter.co.uk (the US's leading industrial auction site) and powers lot-tissimo.com (Germany's leading fine art and antique auction portal) and epai.hk (China's first online auction portal).
ATG Media has 40 years experience in bringing auctioneers and buyers together via the Antiques Trade Gazette - the bible of the art and antiques trade. The weekly Antiques Trade Gazette continues to thrive having experienced significant increases in advertising volumes and paid circulation in 2010.