IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER: August 16th - Accepting Halloween Items | Sept. 1 - Accepting Thanksgiving/Fall Items | Sept. 22 - Accepting Christmas Items | Check out the "Consign" page for more details

FAQs

ANSWERS? WE'VE GOT THEM. 
Here are the questions we are most frequently asked.

What items do you take on consignment?

Consignment Gallery accepts items of good quality that are floor ready to sell - clean, odor free, and in working order. No broken, stained, torn, dated items will be accepted.  Please note, we do not accept clothing or appliances on consignment. 

Some of the items we accept for consignment: 

Furniture in exceptionally good condition:
Sofas, love seats, sectionals, occasional chairs, recliners, barstools
Dining tables and chairs, buffets
TV stands, coffee and end tables
Beds, dressers, nightstands, chests, trunks
Desks,  bookcases, filing cabinets
Fine china (plain patterns), pottery, serving pieces
*Lamps
Mirrors, pictures, and wall hangings
*Clocks
Fine jewelry
Jewelry cases, music boxes
Silver
Crystal
Unique decorative accessories
.... AND MORE!

*if battery or bulb is needed, must be supplied 

Some of the name brand furniture you may find in our store include Smith Brothers, Amish Haus, Stressless©, Ethan Allen©, Stickley©, Thomasville©, La-Z-Boy©, Henredon©, Pennsylvania House©, Waterford©, Lladro©, Longaberger©, Fenton©, Haviland©, P. Buckley Moss©, and MANY more!

What items will you NOT accept? 

Please don't be offended if we can't accept all your items.  Experience has shown what will and won't sell. We may not accept items housed in a smoking or pet environment.  We retain the right to decline items for consignment based on current inventory levels, your asking price or condition. 

No Thank-You (not accepted): 
Mattresses, Bedding & Bath Linens
Appliances
Building materials, Hardware, Power tools
Sports, Camping, Exercise equipment
Electronics, Cameras, Computers
Clothing, Luggage
Sewing Machines
Souvenir items, Plastic floral & greenery
Unframed artwork, Posters
Garage sale items 
 

This is a sampling; if you have any questions about other items, just give us a call. 

How do I get started? 

It all starts with a picture! Simply email a photo to quality@consignmentgalleryiowa.com of your large or heavy furniture items along with any helpful details such as manufacturer, age, original purchase price and dimensions and we will evaluate whether it is something we think we can sell. 

For smaller items, click here to select a date & time to bring in your small décor items.  You may bring in up to 20 items per appointment. 

How are prices set? 

Consignment Gallery establishes prices with your approval.  We welcome any knowledge you have regarding the age and original cost of items so we can be as fair as possible to you and the customer. 

What percentage will I make?

You'll receive 50% of the consignor price including any reductions and we'll retain the other half for our efforts in selling and displaying your belongings.  Regarding furniture items, at 120 days the consignor will receive 40% of the consigned price and at 240 days, the consignor receives 30% of the consignor price. 

When am I paid?     

Once a month, on the 15th a check is mailed to consignors. 

How long is the consignment period? 

Consign your items with us for a minimum 90 days, but we are happy to have you leave your items with us for up to 180 days.  Furniture may remain in the store until sold. 

Can I check the status of my items? 

Consignors may monitor their account on-line via the "Consignor Login" button located on the consignor page.  

Do you provide pick-up and delivery? 

Yes - We offer pick-up or delivery for "van-sized" items for a nominal fee.  Fees for pick-up are paid at time of pick-up to our driver and fees for delivery are paid at time of purchase in our showroom.  For large or heavy items, we will be happy to put you in touch with a few movers we work with.  

Still have questions?  Contact us