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Furniture Cataloger

Chadds Ford, PA 19317, USA

Job Type


The Role

The Furniture Cataloger assists with all aspects of research, preparation, and production of all auction catalogs. This position will work exclusively with 17th - 20th Century Furniture.


  • Conduct research and cataloging for a large  variety of furniture of different styles, periods, materials & wood types.

  • Prepare property for photography (lotting items, noting any special shots needed, etc)

  • Liaise with other staff including administrators, photographers, and furniture handlers in executing all logistical aspects of each sale

  • Work with prospective bidders to help answer questions about lots as potential purchases

  • Review any authenticity concerns and execute condition reports in timely manner

  • Assist clients in the showroom during previews

  • Participate in Telephone Bidding with clients during the auction


  • Expertise in 17th - 20th Century Furniture

  • 5+ years work experience in the 17th - 20th C Furniture market

  • Ability to identify wood types

  • Knowledge of the auction industry

  • Excellent research skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to work well under pressure

  • Excellent communication skills – both spoken and written

  • Commitment to an exemplary level of client service

  • Good time keeping, the ability to use time efficiently and to prioritise

  • A proven ability to meet hard deadlines

  • A strong understanding of Google Sheets / Docs

  • The ability to quickly adapt to new software environments

  • Enthusiasm and willingness to broaden knowledge

A Bachelor’s Degree is strongly preferred but not required.

Please respond with your resume and a cover letter including salary history and requirements to

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