FAQs

Q. Can I view or pick up an item in person?
A.  Yes, you are welcome to view an item you are interested in purchasing or pick up a piece you have purchased at our office/warehouse in Brooklyn. However, as we are not a traditional antiques shop and are not open to the public, you must contact us first and arrange a visit during our business hours (Monday-Friday 10AM-5PM). To schedule a visit please call: 718-438-6444

  Our Address:
  Bloom Fine Art & Antiques, Inc.
  618 Coney Island Ave.
  Brooklyn, NY 11218

Q. Can you end an auction early?
A.  Unfortunately, we are not able to end our auctions early. However, many of our auctions now offer a "Buy-It-Now" option if you are not able to wait until the auction ends or will be out of town.

Q. When will my item be shipped?
A.  Most items are packed and shipped out within 4-5 business days (after your payment has cleared). However, during the holidays, or at busy times of the year, it may take up to 10 business days to ship your item. We will send you an e-mail with your tracking number as soon as your item has been shipped.

Q. What is the provenance of the item?
A.  Unfortunately, we are unable to provide a clear provenance for each of our items as most of our estate purchases are agreed upon with the stipulation that the family not be named. However, we can say that this piece was purchased from an estate sale in or around Manhattan within the past 30 years.

All of our items were purchased from estates and post auction sales in or around Manhattan within the past 30 years. Items with clear provenances (such as those from our artist's estates) will include this information in the description. However, many of our estate purchases are agreed upon with the stipulation that the family not be named.

Q. Are you interested in buying my item(s)?
A.  As our business is actually in the process of liquidating a collection of thousands of fine and decorative art objects that have been collected over a few decades, we are not interested in buying any items at this time. If you do have an item you are interested in selling you may want to check out www.askart.com, where dealers sometimes advertise when they are looking for works by certain artists.

Q. I would like to return a purchase, what should I do?
A.  Please contact us immediately and we will be happy to work with you to resolve any problems. Please call: 718-438-6444
All returns should be returned in their original packaging to our Brooklyn address (listed above and on our Contact Us page).

Q. Can you appraise an item from my personal collection?
A.  Unfortunately, we do not offer appraisal services. For more information, might we suggest contacting www.appraisers.org to find an appraiser in your area. You may also be able to find dealer's specializing in an artist's work at www.askart.com. Another option is to find current auction records at www.artprice.com by purchasing a one day trial.

If you have any additional questions which are not listed above, please feel free to contact us by e-mail or phone:
  e-mail: patrick@bloomantiques.com
  telephone: 718-438-6444

Our office is open between the hours of 10:00am - 5:00pm EST, Monday-Friday. We respond to all inquiries during business hours. Please visit our Contact Us page for a complete list of our departments and contact information.