Please note that Sotheby’s New Bond Street offices and Greenford Park facility are closed to the public due to the National Lockdown. This is in accordance with the recent government mandate with regards to the current COVID-19 virus situation. Should you require any further information about the restrictions, please contact ClientServices@sothebys.com or call +44 (0) 207 293 5449.
Sotheby’s will be happy to provide a shipping quote for your property or alternatively can facilitate collection to a nominated third party professional shipping company on your behalf, upon receipt of your relevant letter of authorisation. Please note that nominated third party shippers will need to schedule an appointment to collect by calling +44 (0)20 7293 5220.
Post Sale Services will continue to support auction sales and can be reached at +44 (0)20 7293 5220 or UKPostSaleServices@sothebys.com to assist with payment or shipment of your purchase(s).
In accordance with government guidelines we ask clients to adhere to the following measures when entering the building:
· Use hand sanitiser immediately on arrival
· Wear a mask. Masks will be provided as needed
· Adhere to social distancing of 2 metres apart
· Clients that do not adhere to these requirements will not be allowed entrance into the premises
Since Samuel Baker founded Sotheby's in London in 1744, the company has occupied only two primary locations—the Strand, where we were housed until 1917 and 34-35 New Bond Street, where we have been ever since. Located in the heart of London's Mayfair district, Sotheby's auctions offer an extraordinary diversity of objects and works of art from Impressionist & Modern Art and Contemporary Art to Old Master Paintings, 19th Century European Art and Islamic Art, as well as Decorative Art from Porcelain and Silver to French & English Furniture amongst many others. The history of Sotheby's in London is marked by numerous watershed moments in auction history such as the 1958 sale of the Goldschmidt Collection—an Evening sale of Impressionist & Modern Art that established the gold standard for Impressionist & Modern Art and Contemporary Art. During the past year, our sales in these categories have incresed by 170 percent and a new benchmark was established in February 2010 when Alberto Giacometti's L'Homme Qui Marche I achieved $104.3 million—the auction record for any work of art at the time of sale and the current record for any sculpture at auction. High-profile sales of renowned private collections such as The Attic Sale at Chatsworth, the ancestral home of the Dukes of Devonshire and The Robert Devereux Collection continue to attract an international audience and perform exceptionally well. Sotheby’s London offers comprehensive services for clients worldwide. We provide estimates and insurance valuations for all collecting categories and can also advise on shipping, buying and selling with Sotheby's. At present, we are actively seeking consignments in all collecting areas for inclusion in upcoming sales. Please note that Sotheby's Restaurant, located in the New Bond Street auction house, serves breakfast and various all day dining food choices.