The Decorative Arts department at Sotheby’s is entrusted with some of the most exquisite and legendary collections and estates at auction. Our team of specialists, covering furniture, silver, vertu, and ceramics, work together to curate and promote single-owner sales and various-owner sales of the highest caliber. Since pioneering the concept of the single-owner sale with our 1958 auction of the Goldschmidt Collection, Sotheby’s has presented the estates of such revered public figures as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Bill Blass, Lily and Edmond Safra, Katharine Graham, Laurance S. Rockefeller, Brooke Astor and Mrs. Paul Mellon. Leading the market, Sotheby’s has the strongest record of single owner sales achieving over $3.3 billion, 65% more than our closest competitor. Our success, however, does not rely on celebrity but rather stems from our commitment to fully understanding the vision and sensibilities of the collectors who entrust us with their legacies.
Sotheby’s is currently accepting consignments for our upcoming sales. If you have questions about your own decorative art property or would like to set up an appointment, please contact:
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Palm Beach: 15–17 February