Though Consignment Days have been temporarily suspended while we are under the Stay at Home Order, our specialists are working from home and welcome all valuation inquiries. Kindly email images of your items to the appropriate specialists listed in our Email Directory. For larger estates and groups of property, please call office for more information

Sofe Design Auctions’s sells fine art and antiques from every category, culture and time period – for individuals, estates and trusts and institutions. While we sell most items at public auction, we also handle private treaty sales and offer full appraisal services.
Submit an online consignment request, or Call (469)-268-1177, or send an email to arrange for us to visit you, or contact a department specialist, or attend a free auction valuation event in Richardson
Include information about the object’s provenance and authenticity: artist or maker, medium or material, object dimensions, identifying marks, country of origin and number of items in a set. Purchase receipts, previous written appraisals or other information about how you acquired the object can be very helpful in determining an accurate auction estimate.
The better your information, the more accurate our estimate!
Sofe Design Auctions's attracts passionate buyers from all over the world, and regularly achieves record prices. Customers value our reputation for honesty and service. We provide free, nonbinding estimates of how much your item might bring at auction. We welcome the opportunity to represent you.

Sofe Design Auctions works together with bankers, attorneys, financial planners, wealth managers, estate executors, insurance specialists and other professionals to offer clients auction and auction services.
Discover the services we can provide for single items, collections, or entire households.
Contact our Specialist to discuss how we can assist your clients manage their collections.
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Sofe Design Auctions’s provides executors, fiduciaries and beneficiaries throughout the country with confidential and customized appraisals and disposition services. All appraisals are prepared fully in accordance with USPAP guidelines and meet all current requirements set forth by the IRS.
We recognize that each client and appraisal situation is unique and often involves multiple asset categories and residences. Our Trusts and Estates department offers services that are tailored to meet our clients’ timelines and specifications.
Our specialists offer complimentary walk-through services with the goal of providing an accurate representation of each items’ value based on the current auction market. A detailed proposal outlining the manner in which a sale will be conducted from the initial value assessment to removal of the property and settlement is provided to all parties involved.
Appraisal Services
Our exceptional team of specialists regularly appraises property by analyzing market trends and conducting comprehensive research. Specialists evaluate thousands of objects each year for auction, allowing them to closely monitor the nuances of the current market
Professional appraisals are prepared for estate tax, gift tax, charitable contribution, insurance and for equitable distribution purposes.

  • Estate Tax
  • Gift Tax
  • Charitable Contribution
  • Insurance
  • Appraisals for Corporate Valuation Needs

Our trusts and estates department recognizes that each client and appraisal situation is unique and often involves multiple asset categories and residences. Fees for appraisals are determined by the number of specialists, hours involved and the necessary travel and expenses. Our competitive fees are negotiated based upon the express needs of each client and are competitive within the marketplace

While a competitive, public auction is usually the best way to realize the greatest value for an item, there are times a private treaty sale may be appropriate. This is often when an item is of extremely high-value and there is only one appropriate buyer, such as a museum or a motivated collector who already owns the item’s “mate.” A private sale may also make sense if the seller wishes to sell the item in a short time or if confidentiality is essential.
Cowan’s uses our knowledge of the market and our relationships with top collectors, institutions and dealers to match great objects with appropriate buyers. Commissions for private sales vary according to the value and nature of the work.
Talk to our Specialists to discuss the option of selling privately.

In our Richardson Office:
Katrina Strigaleva