About Us

Main Auction Galleries Inc. is the oldest Auction House west of the Alleghenies. Our firm started in the 1800's. The Karp family purchased the gallery in 1870. My son Jonas is now the 5th generation. We have become one of the largest auction houses in the State of Ohio. Our firm has endured because of our honesty, integrity and loyalty between our consigners, buyers and our customers. We have set numerous World auction records over the past years.
We do extensive advertising in all major Antique Publications, and the Cincinnati Enquirer. We publish a pictorial colored brochure for our catalog auctions. We conduct weekly auctions as well as specialty and major catalogue actions. Our web site (www.mainauctiongalleries.com) features pictures and information on our Tuesday as well as our specialty and catalogue auctions. We are skillfully trained in all aspects of our business.

Skillfully arranged Exhibitions with displays of Fine 18, 19, 20th Century Furniture, Works of Art, Paintings, Oriental Rugs, Bronzes, Jewelry, Decorative Object's, Pottery, Silver, China, Glass, 20th c, Mid-Century Furniture & Accessories, Antique Dolls, Toys, and other fine objects.

Advise, Consultation, Appraisal Service
Since 1870: To Attorney's, Executors, Administrators, Trust Officers, & Individuals; Main Auction Galleries Inc. will insure the greatest possible return for the Estate or Home with the best knowledge & methods for dispersing ones chattels.

J Louis Karp

Jonas Karp, 5th Generation