For some, antiques fill a room. For others, antiques fill a life. Vikki Vines is one of the latter. Vikki is the top female auctioneer in Texas and arguably one of the top in the nation. Vikki started Gallery Auctions over twenty-five years ago and has created a worldwide buying trip under one roof.
A trip to Gallery Auctions holds the same excitement and passion that Vikki feels for the industry. Over her 25 years as an auctioneer, Vikki has traveled to England, Belgium, Argentina, Spain and France, not to mention the hidden antique alleys of the United States. Whether at a fair in a foreign country or a yard sale on the way to work, Vikki knows a find when she sees one.
Not only does Vikki know quality, she doesnâ€™t do anything thatâ€™s not big. Ten years ago Vikki had the current location built and quickly filled the 27,000 square foot, three acre property to capacity with her treasures. Just recently Vikki sold the previous building and has moved Gallery Auctions just a few minutes East of the previous location. Moving between ten and fifteen 45 foot containers along with estates and consignments through Gallery Auctions monthly, Vikki has created the Southwestâ€™s largest trade source for new designer furniture as well as antiques.
After creating her very own auction empire, Vikki turned it into a family affair. Vikkiâ€™s son, Jon Goodling, has grown up in the world of auctions, a one year old when she went to auction school. The excitement of the auction world was contagious and Jon now works full time at Gallery Auctions. His specialty is mid-century modern and his eye for style is impeccable.
Jonâ€™s advice and assistance to Gallery Auctionâ€™s clients is part of what makes a trip to Gallery Auctions successful. Whether itâ€™s explaining the process to a newcomer or calling up the regulars to let them know heâ€™s found something they will like, Jonâ€™s lifetime of expertise in the industry is invaluable to the business.
A family business that has come full circle, Gallery Auctions provides something for every buyer from the dealers to the first time decorators looking for new furniture to the connoisseurs of the art of antiques.
Stellar Promptness in CommunicationI had a terrific experience with Gallery. Even on a holiday the communication was very prompt. Very friendly staff, and provided good shipping recommendations. Overall, a pleasure to deal with.
Exceptional serviceVikki and her entire crew are truly first class. From the moment you bid until you drive away with your items it is a seamless experience. Her items are always top notch and her auction house is spotless and runs like a well oiled machine. She is absolutely dialed in to the process. In house previews are welcome, and her team takes great pains to ensure the items are represented online and during the auction as to their true condition. Highly recommend.
Great ExperienceFirst time buying from this auction house, they have beautiful things and are very prompt and helpful in responding to questions about particular items. Would definitely buy from them again.
Gallery is first class and a pleasure to do business with. The leadership and the whole staff AAA + + +There is a reason quality stands the test of time and Gallery has done that! First class professionals from the whole staff! Customer service, questions answered, help with your pick up! Thanks Gallery!
Responsive, cooperative and very friendlyI’ve bought a number of items from Gallery Auctions in the past weeks. I’m new to buying from auction so have had a number of questions and have had to request to pickup outside of their typical hours as well as organize local shipping. Kyle is so friendly and easy to work with and is SO fast answering questions. Thank you!
Absolutely quality itemsThese items are show stoppers. The elephant vase is about 4 ft high and beautifully carved. The purple vases are from BELGIUM and collector's items. and the Vase is color and huge. Thank You Gallery Auction for carrying such one of a kind items.
unique items-great customer serviceThe parrot picture is huge and will definitely be a conversation piece while the mirror needs restoration. I look forward to continued business with this Auction house.