What is a “Discovery Sale”?

Most auctions focus on a specific category like “Silver” or “20th century Art”. A  “Discovery Sale” is a great opportunity to view, bid on, and win auction items from a wide and varied range of auction categories. 

Like the name suggests, it is all about discovering! These sales are usually affordable, approachable, diverse, fun and they offer something for buyers, sellers, and new collectors alike. They are also the perfect opportunity to find great and unique pieces to help you spruce up your home. Below are some of our favorite, unique ideas. 


Vintage Bone Jewelry Necklace and Bangles Set
Emmanuel Villanis (French, 1858-1914) Bronze Sculpture Nubian Slave Market of a Nude Woman with Removable Skirt. Signed on the side of the base. Issued: Circa 1890s Dimensions: 10"H x 7"L x 4.5"W Country of Origin: France

When you happen upon a Discovery Sale,  the  catalogues are a treasure trove of styles and opportunity for you to explore.

You can find Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassical, French Louis style furniture,  silver, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Post War, Contemporary, Modern and Post-Modern art and design.

Great creators such as Tiffany, Waterford, Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Chanel, Royal Doulton, Wedgwood, Daum, Versace, Baker, Roche BoBois, Jaeger LeCoultre, Christofle, Knoll, Lalique, Baccarat, Harry Winston, Picasso, Dali, Hockney, Koons and Warhol grace the auction pages and inspire your imagination.

You don’t have to have a curator’s eye to make antiques and modern decorative art work together.  In magazines like Modern Decor, South Florida Design, and Architectural Digest, designers point to scale, space and proportion of how to use collectible gems to help them flow in your home. 

Antiques and vintage items can bring a touch of your personal aesthetic and family history into your home and lifestyle. Discovery sales are the perfect place to find beautiful decor and low starting bids. 

At Lion and Unicorn, our specialists will take the time to help you better understand the auction market and can help you find those special pieces to bring in that unique touch to your elegant home. 

Lion and Unicorn’s Auctioneers holds monthly Discovery Sales. Make sure to follow us on Instagram, FacebookInvaluable and LiveAuctioneers to receive news and updates. You can also sign up for email notifications below. 

Make sure to visit our Hollywood, FL area showroom . 

Call us at 954.866.8044 or email us at info@lionandunicorn.com for more details and schedule an appointment to get special previews.