BGC Library is happy to announce our new subscription to Artnet’s Price Database for decorative arts. This comprehensive database contains full auction catalogue records of over 3 million lots dating back to January 2000.

The database covers a wide range of objects from the following collecting categories- Asian, African, Islamic and American Indian works of art, Antiquities, European, British and American furniture, jewelry and watches, porcelain, ceramics, silver, rugs and carpets and more.

Artnet provides thorough descriptions in their records, which can include provenance information, bibliographies, images, and essays from the actual auction catalogue as well as estimates and prices realized.

All lots must have the following minimum estimates of $500 to be included and fall under these categories- furniture, silver, porcelain, ceramics, glass, rugs, carpets, clocks, books, jewelry, watches, and other decorative art objects.

If you would like to know more about using this database, please stop by the Reference Desk for a demo and more information.