Quality and Quantity
Vikki Vines is the top female auctioneer in Texas and, arguably, one of the best in the country. She started Gallery Auctions more than 30 years ago and has created a world-class buying experience under one roof at her showroom in Houston. Auctions are held every Monday morning and occasionally on Saturdays. Vikki and her son, Jon, travel the world to carefully select items for auction as well as the items they are bringing to Market Hill.
Vikki shares what she’s most excited about for the fall show, “Jon found some of the best bamboo furniture we have ever seen on his most recent buying trip. It is a rare treat to be able to offer this level of both quality and quantity of bamboo furniture, and we are proud to bring it to Market Hill. We also have a matching pair of tall cabinets, a davenport desk, an etagere, a writing desk, and a step-back bookcase.”
“We are excited to once again be partnering with Kay Gilbreth Designs to bring her couture clothing collection as well vintage designer handbags, her famous crocodile belts, jewelry collection and kimonos,” she adds.
As for what makes Round Top special to her, she says, “The interaction and personal friendships we form with both our buyers and our sellers is important to me. It is a delight to meet and do business with such an incredible variety of talented and inspired individuals in the industry.”
She also loves the Market Hill experience.
“Market Hill is one of the best designed venues in all of Round Top. The experience is truly international and represents the finest products from all corners of the world,” she says.
“The venue offers complete protection from the elements, which allows us to bring in our best items without fear of damage from wind or rain. The showrooms are climate controlled and are interlinked making for very comfortable shopping. As a bonus, the restaurant at Market Hill offers the most consistent and affordable dining options for both dealers and shoppers. Everywhere you look in this venue you can see the love and commitment Paul Michael and his team put into Market Hill.”
Learn more at GalleryAuctions.com.