Definition of saleroom in English:



  • A room in which items are sold at auction.

    • ‘In a saleroom of June 4, 1931, three Astbury figures and a pew group marked ‘Wedgwood’ were entered as lots 66 to 69, ‘the property of a collector’.’
    • ‘It is worth noting here that, in any price comparison, twentieth-century American art has consistently outstripped British art in the salerooms.’
    • ‘He has held senior positions in a West End gallery, and in both London and provincial salerooms.’
    • ‘He would arrive at the house and stay until the debt was paid or goods to the value of the debt taken to the saleroom and sold.’
    • ‘The saleroom at the Chicago Athletic Association was filled to capacity for the first few hours of the auction, and bidders in the room competed with phone bidders and other absentee bids throughout the day.’
    • ‘The saleroom will be open for viewing on the Monday and Tuesday before the auction, from 10 am to 5pm.’
    • ‘This summer, the London salerooms witnessed the strangest spectacle: lot after lot of works of art - furniture, sculpture and ceramics - selling for over 1 million [pounds sterling].’
    • ‘‘The man rang the saleroom just at the moment that the book was being sold,’ said spokesman Phillip Gregory.’
    • ‘His pictures fetch anything from £1m to £6m in the salerooms, and the view of Malaga port, painted in 1915 and signed, was a familiar image.’
    • ‘A desperate dearth of top-shelf artworks is having a profound impact on Australia's salerooms.’
    • ‘Art fairs attract both collectors who want to see what their competitors are buying and the quieter collector who prefers browsing in the comparative anonymity of the saleroom and fair to walking into a big commercial gallery.’
    • ‘The signed note will be one of several historically significant documents to be sold as part of a rare book auction at Dunbar Sloane's Auckland salerooms on May 13.’
    • ‘It seems possible that the past three or four decades, which have seen such frenetic activity in the salerooms and such an increase in public awareness of the potential monetary value of art and antiques, have been untypical.’
    • ‘If the property remains unsold after the auction i.e. your bid was below the reserve price, speak to the auctioneer to register your interest before leaving the saleroom.’
    • ‘The classic written by Haworth's Charlotte Bronte was sold to a bidder in the saleroom at Sotheby's during a sale of signed books and manuscripts.’
    • ‘Christie's annual sale of British and Irish Travel Posters is being held at the company's South Kensington saleroom at 2pm on September 10.’
    • ‘He wanted the library to be dispersed, as it had been assembled, through the saleroom.’
    • ‘The saleroom is the only purpose-built auction facility in the region, with high security storage areas.’
    • ‘Australian aboriginal art is not only fashionable on the international art scene, it's also fetching huge prices in the salerooms.’
    • ‘Meanwhile it is business as usual at Sotheby's London salerooms with two major art sales on November 29 and December 5.’