Sotheby’s English Furniture department offers furniture and objects dating from the 17th to the late 19th centuries, ranging from early oak furniture to the age of walnut and the finest mahogany and satinwood pieces made by England's most prestigious craftsman. Our sales regularly feature names from the golden years of English cabinetmaking in the mid-18th century, such as Thomas Chippendale, Mayhew and Ince, and William Vile and John Cobb.
Our seasoned team of experts is located in London and New York, the most important buying centres for English furniture. Their passion and the trust they inspire in buyers and sellers alike have generated high-profile sales including the Harrington commode in London – a world record price for a piece of English furniture – sold for £3.8 million.
Along with single owner and house sales, the English Furniture Department holds a sale twice a year (Spring & Winter) exploring the concept of Style throughout the centuries, appealing to connoisseurs and decorators alike - Style: Private Collections in London and Style: Silver, Ceramics, Furniture in New York.