Looking to sell?  Visit our easy Auction Estimate Service page.

Tips for Successful Buying & Selling

Consignors consistently turn to Sotheby’s to realize the highest prices for their exceptional objects, and savvy buyers rely on our expertise when searching for the finest property available. Located in more than 70 cities, our multilingual staff can guide you through the entire process. New to the art collecting world? View a glossary of terms to familiarise yourself with the language of auctions.

Buy With Confidence

When you wish to acquire fine art, jewels, antiques or other valuable property, our knowledgeable specialists can help ensure ownership of a desired object that will enhance your present collection. Or, if you’re a novice collector, Sotheby’s can provide basic guidance.

Interested in buying? Please review our upcoming auction calendar.

Sell for Top Dollar

When you’re looking to consign exceptional objects, our expert staff is available to guide you through the basic steps to list your special object and help ensure a successful sale.

If you have interest in selling a work through Sotheby’s, please visit our easy Auction Estimates page. You will be asked to register or log-in to your account to begin your auction estimate request.

About Sotheby's Auctions

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

The company maintains offices in 40 countries, with live auctions conducted in London, New York, Hong Kong, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Doha, Zürich and Beijing. We also offer online-only auctions.

Need Assistance?

For guidance in finding or buying a specific work of art, please review our list of departments to determine the category best suited to your needs. One of our specialists will be delighted to help with your enquiry.

The regional office closest to your location also may be of assistance. View locations.

Or visit the Services section of this site to learn about Valuations, Trusts & Estates, Tax & Heritage, Museum Services, Corporate Art Services and Financial Services.