Established in 1744, Sotheby’s is the oldest and largest internationally recognised firm of fine art auctioneers in the world, with a global network of 80 offices and a worldwide sales turnover in excess of $7 billion.

A most trusted and dynamic marketplace for art and luxury, Sotheby’s empowers our international community of collectors and connoisseurs to discover, consign, acquire and finance fine art and rare objects.

We host over 600 auctions annually across nine international salerooms to include London, New York, Hong Kong and Paris, and offer a cross-category selection of items available not just for auction, but also for immediate purchase via Sotheby’s new ‘Buy Now’ Marketplace.

Our reputation for trust and authenticity is backed by our unparalleled global network of specialists covering 44 departments across 40 different countries - from jewellery and watches to whisky and wine; artwork and furniture to ceramics and cars.

Not only do we offer the most esteemed platform to buy and sell high-end artworks and luxury products, but we also offer the following art related services:

  • Sotheby’s Financial Services: strategic financial solutions enabling clients to borrow against the value of their fine art or car collections.
  • Sotheby’s Fiduciary Client Group: previously the Trusts & Estates department, the FCG collaborate with lawyers, bankers, family offices, executors and trustees, to assist in planning the life cycle of their clients’ estate and collections.
  • Tax, Heritage & UK Museums: providing specialist support to UK based collectors, museums and professional advisers on the increasingly complex tax regulations surrounding the acquisition, ownership and sale of works of art.
  • Private Sales: allowing the freedom to collect world-class works at any time of the year, outwith the auction calendar, sourcing specific objects by request and enabling sales that are price controlled. We are now thelargest private dealer in the secondary market, with nearly $1.2 billion in private sales achieved worldwide across 2022.   
  • Scientific Research: Our state-of-the-art labs in both London and New York use conservation science to investigate a range of items, from paintings and sculpture, to rare wines and furniture, in order to test attributions and justify provenance.
  • Valuations: providing bespoke inventories and appraisals recognised by government agencies and institutions, including Estimates for Sale, Collection Management, Loan Collateral, Taxation & Probate, Family Division and Insurance Purposes.
  • Wine Advisory Services: offering unrivalled expertise in building and maintaining personally tailored wine collections.

Looking to sell? Visit our easy Sell with Sotheby’s page to upload images and see what your object could be worth.  Alternatively please contact:

Charlotte Canby
Tel: 07515 608292