Private Sales

W ith strong, growing interest from our community of collectors, Sotheby’s Private Sales enables the freedom to collect world-class works on any day of the year, outside the traditional auction calendar. Our connoisseurship and deep knowledge of the global market enables us to advise on evolving your collection across all fine art disciplines, as well as diamonds and high jewelry, watches and rare vintages. Over the last five years, we have grossed $5.6 billion in sales across 85 countries covering 52 categories of fine art and luxury property.

Based on your requirements as a seller, we establish the right exposure to the market and provide the reassurance of price control with a fixed, mutually agreed fee. Our dedicated galleries, online platform and personalized service offer flexible and convenient alternatives for us to connect your consignment with prospective buyers internationally.

We can also advise on building your collection, as well as make discreet enquiries and source specific objects by request. Contact one of our Private Sales specialists today and discover how we can help you develop your collection, or find the right buyer for your property.

“We have the privilege of being the largest private dealer in the secondary market, with nearly $1.2 billion in sales achieved worldwide in 2022 across 44 categories.”
David Schrader, Chairman, Global Private Sales


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