Sotheby's Auction House
Founded March 11, 1744 in London, England, Sotheby’s is one of the world’s oldest operating auction houses and is the oldest company on the New York Stock Exchange. With 90 locations in 40 countries Sotheby’s conducts 250 auctions each year. Considered global specialists in over 70 categories including fine arts, decorative arts, antiques and jewelry, the firm has an annual turnover of over $6 billion.
We offer unparalleled access to some of the world’s most discerning buyers.
Sotheby’s Auction House clients include:
- 71 of Forbes 100 World’s Richest People
- 253 of Forbes 400 richest Americans
- 78 of Forbes 100 richest Americans
- 86 of Forbes top 500 CEOs
- 12 of Forbes 40 under 40 list
- 60 of Worth magazine Benefactor 100 list
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Sotheby’s reaches every point of the worldwide art market, including places like New York, Paris, Hong Kong and Doha that was first opened to international participation. With 90 locations in 40 countries, 8 sale rooms around the world and private sales galleries in New York, Hong Kong and London. Digital innovations allow clients to connect with Sotheby’s any time, from any place, on any device.
What type of auctions does Sotheby’s hold?
Sotheby’s auctions generally comprise fine arts, antiques and decorative arts, books and manuscripts, jewellery and wine in sales dedicated to each collecting area. Occasionally, however, Sotheby’s offers unusual items of great rarity or value—for example, the original rules of basketball or a perfectly preserved dinosaur skeleton — or sells the entire contents of magnificent homes or the estates of great collectors and luminaries.