Welcome to Manatee Galleries Inc. Our antique business began in New York over 50 years ago and has evolved through the years to become our present day Antique and Fine Arts Gallery. This business was started in 1948 by our father. We have had a retail antiques shop in Massachusetts for many years. We are the second generation of this family business and to keep up with the times we have opened a new auction gallery in Palmetto, Florida.
Consignors are a number one priority for us. We have a worldwide customer database and will market your fine family treasures as if they were our own. Whether it be one item or an entire estate we will go the extra mile to insure that your precious antiques are treated with care and sold for the highest price possible.
Our reputation is impeccable and our standards high. All our items are authentic period pieces. Please contact us with any questions you may have and we look forward to working with you.
Robert Welch is a 2001 Graduate of the Missouri Auction School, one of the most prestigious auctioneering schools in the country. Rob carries a Real Estate and Auctioneers License in Florida. The expertise that Rob has gained within the auction and estate resolution industry and his unique insight into the national antiques market makes our Auction Team a superior choice when considering marketing and sale of your Fine Art and Antiques.
“I’m thrilled to be invited to represent Manatee Galleries as Gallery Auctioneer. I look forward to contributing to the business that I’m confident will come to be known as one of the finest auction houses in the country.” ~ Robert Welch