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Buying and Selling Made Simple

Whether you are looking to buy or sell fine art, jewels, antiques or other valuable property, Sotheby’s may be of service. Our knowledgeable staff guides both buyers and sellers through a few simple steps to ensure your ownership of a desired object or a successful sale.

> View glossary of terms to familiarise yourself with the language of auctions. 

Why Sotheby's?

We consistently achieve the highest prices for sellers, and buyers know to come to us when they are in search of the best property on the market. Located in more than 70 cities, our multilingual staff can guide you through the entire process. View locations.

What can I buy or sell at Sotheby's?

Sotheby's handles sales in over 50 categories, including Antiquities, African Art, Impressionist & Modern Art, Old Master Paintings, Contemporary Art, Jewellery, Furniture, Watches and Wine. View Sotheby’s departments.

Where is Sotheby's located?

Sotheby’s conducts auctions in London, New York, Hong Kong, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Doha, Zürich and Beijing, and maintains offices in 40 countries. View locations.

Who can help me?

Should you need assistance buying or selling a specific work of art, we suggest you look at our list of departments to determine the category best suited to your needs and one of our specialists will assist with your enquiry.

If you are interested in possibly selling a work through Sotheby's please follow the instructions for our Auction Estimate Form.

The regional office closest to your location also may be able to help field your matter. View locations.

Alternatively, visit the Services section of this site to learn about other areas of assistance we offer such as Valuations, Trusts & Estates, Tax & Heritage, Museum Services, Corporate Art Services and Financial Services.