What is Morgan O'Driscolls?
Morgan O'Driscoll's is an In Room and Online auction marketplace featuring some of the world's finest works of art, offering thousands of items each year from around the world.
Collectors have unprecedented access to the items they are most passionate about. Morgan O'Driscoll live online bidding platform allows collectors to bid in real-time on auctions.
Whether you're looking to add to your collection, decorating your home, shopping for a gift or on the hunt for a hidden treasure, Morgan O'Driscoll makes it easy for you to find, bid and win.
How does bidding work?
Through Morgan O’Driscoll, you can enjoy the excitement of bidding in an In Room (Live) auction from the comfort of your home. You can place an absentee bid before the auction begins, allowing you to get in on the action ahead of live bidding that takes place once the auction kicks off. You can utilise the Telephone bidding system where a member of the Morgan O’Driscoll team will bid on your behalf, whilst talking to you over the phone. Or once a Live auction begins, utilising the Invaluable website (from the link on our website), bidders gain access to an online bidding console so that you can follow and participate in the auction in real time.
In the case of a Timed Online Auction, where there is no live bidding in a room, you can browse through the online catalogue at www.morganodriscoll.com Register for an Account and then any item that you wish to bid on, simply click on the Place Bid button, you can either place a single bid or enter a maximum bid. If you place a maximum bid of € 500.00, say on an item that already has a bid of 100.00 on it, the system will place a bid for you starting at 120.00, if the other bidder places no further bids in the system, you will have the winning bid at that stage. The system will increase your bids as other bidders place a bid. If you have been outbid the system will email you (or you can check at any time), you can then place another bid. For further help see our Bidding Tutorial.
Do I have to create an account to use your site?
No, you are not required to create an account to browse our site, but creating a free Morgan O’Driscoll account is simple and takes less than 2 minutes. With a free Morgan O’Driscoll account you can:
Place bids in Timed Online auctions
Place Absentee or Phone Bids for Live In Room Auctions
Access complete upcoming auction catalogues
Sign up to receive email alerts for upcoming auctions or artists that you may be interested in
Are there fees for bidding online?
Creating a Morgan O’Driscoll account is free. Please note that you will be responsible for fees for items won in auctions that you have participated in. Morgan O’Driscoll charge’s a buyer's premium at the rate of 20% on the hammer price plus VAT at 23%. (applied only to the commission) on all individual lots.
For example on a hammer price of €1,000, the Buyer's Premium amounts to €200 and the VAT on the Buyer's Premium amounts to €46, giving a total amount due of €1,246.
(A buyer’s premium is an additional fee that a winning bidder is required to pay above the auction price) as well as other shipping, handling, and storage fees.