Sotheby's Auction Estimates

Have Something To Sell?

Wonder how much your exceptional art or object might be worth and how to sell it? Simply follow the steps below and Sotheby’s will recommend the best approach for selling your item.

Three Easy Steps

  1. Submit Photographs (front and back images)
  2. Provide Background Information (dimensions, history, and any documentation)
  3. Review and Submit

If your item meets our quality standards and minimum consignment value, Sotheby’s will provide auction estimates and will recommend the most effective way to sell your property – whether in one of our live or online-only auctions, as a private sale, on our Viyet.com marketplace (US only) or if appropriate, with one of our trusted partners.

Sotheby’s specialists will provide the most accurate auction estimate based only upon the information and images provided. Auction estimates are the price range within or around which Sotheby's experts believe the item will sell for. These are provisional only and subject to change based on first-hand inspection. Auction estimates are not equal to an object's Fair Market Value or Open Market Value and are provided exclusively for the use of the client for the specific purpose of consigning property to Sotheby's or a subsidiary of Sotheby's and are not to be used by any other person for any other purpose.

In submitting your auction estimate request, you represent that you are the owner of the property that you are inquiring about, that you own the property free and clear of any claims, liens, encumbrances or interests of others and that the property can be offered freely in the international art market. If you are interested in consigning your property to Sotheby's please be aware that you are responsible for complying with any local export or import laws.

Please also note that Sotheby's does not authenticate objects or artworks submitted, and does not accept liability and Sotheby's gives no representation, warranty or guarantee with respect to an item’s origin, provenance, attribution, condition, date, age or authenticity.

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