The Auction House
A Trusted Reputation
In a global marketplace, a recognized name is a powerful advantage. Sotheby’s 270 year trusted reputation has earned worldwide renown not only for its keen eye in the valuation of fine possessions, but also its unwavering commitment to expertise and service. Founded on these same principles, Sotheby’s International Realty today is celebrated and respected by qualified buyers and sellers all over the world who know and appreciate our name when they see it. Sotheby’s services the most prestigious clientele in the world.
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
Since 1744, Sotheby’s has been building a reputation for excellence based on the expert knowledge and scholarship of our specialists. Numbering nearly 300 worldwide, our experts have an unmatched understanding of their fields and the current market. Sotheby’s provides valuations for private collections, museums, institutions and corporations, for purposes ranging from collection management, charitable contribution, gift tax, estate planning, insurance and sale. Sotheby’s provides valuations for all works of art, from large collections to single items, which range within our fields of expertise and which we would normally include at auction.
Each collection requires a unique approach and we are proud of our ability to tailor our service accordingly. We appoint a dedicated valuation manager and specialist team to each and every major valuation we undertake, to match the scale and content of the collection. Our commitment is to provide the highest possible level of service, with the strictest policy of confidentiality.