Parkhurst Galleries Inc. is proud to present the Parkhurst Certified Photo
Consignment Program, as simple, effective and safe way to sell your Violet
How does a
photo consignment work?
Parkhurst Galleries will assist you in
selling your Violet Parkhurst artwork. Photographs of your piece will be
displayed in a portfolio available to clients at the Gallery, as well as our
What is the
benefit of consigning with Parkhurst Galleries?
Parkhurst Galleries, founded by Violet
Parkhurst over 50 years ago, is today considered the foremost authority and
dealer of Violet Parkhurst paintings worldwide. We receive inquiries from
Parkhurst collectors from all over the world for originals and limited
What is the
cost of the photo consignment program?
It is a onetime fee of $125.00. This fee
entitles you to have your piece included in our photo consignment portfolio
at the Gallery until it sells, or if you decide to keep your piece. Please
note that fees are subject to change.
Will you need
to take possession of my Parkhurst piece in order to sell it?
No. That is the beauty of this program;
you get to retain your piece while it is on consignment. Because we do not
keep paintings in-house, there is no insurance cost for storing your
painting while it is offered for sale. This helps keep costs down and
allows us to offer this service to you at a lower price.
Can I consign,
show or sell my piece elsewhere at the same time?
Yes. Our consignment process is
nonexclusive. You are free to consign your piece for sale anywhere else
you wish at the same time your piece is in the Parkhurst Photo Consignment
Program. We simply ask that you notify us should your piece sell through
another venue, so we can update our portfolio.
What is the
commission of selling my piece?
If an offer is received on your piece, you
have two options:
Zero (0%) percent commission. We will contact you once a potential buyer
makes an offer and pass you their contact information. The Gallery will
then step out of the process allowing you to complete the transaction
directly with the buyer.
Twenty (20%) percent commission. Choosing this option the Gallery will act
like as a mediator and escrow. We help you and the buyer find a mutually
agreeable price. The Gallery will then handle the exchange of art and
payment. This option is typically preferred when a high dollar work is
being sold, or the buyer is out of state. The Gallery will also assist the
seller in verifying the buyer’s funds and providing the buyer with peace of
mind by inspecting and verifying the art before the exchange.
appraise my piece first?
Yes. The first step to consigning
your Parkhurst artwork with us to have it appraised to determine its current value. You can learn
more about obtaining a Parkhurst Certified Appraisal by visiting the
Appraisal section or calling
Should I have
my piece cleaned and/ or restored before selling it?
The condition of your Parkhurst painting
is a vital factor in determining its value. With any collectable (coins,
automobiles, watches etc.) an “excellent” rating versus a “poor” rating can
substantially impact value. Therefore, the Gallery recommends having your
painting cleaned and maintained regularly to retain its condition and
appeal, especially prior to consigning your piece. You can learn more about
restoring your piece by visiting the
section or calling us at (310) 547-3158.
How do I get
started in the photo consignment program?
Once your piece has been
contact the Gallery at (310) 547-3158 and request to be included in the photo consignment
program. You will need to pay the onetime $125.00 fee. The photos submitted and taken
during the appraisal process will be used in the consignment portfolio.