A group of Lalanne sheep in an auction selling Lalanne animal furniture

Sell Lalanne Sculpture or Furniture with Sotheby's

Lalanne Furniture & Sculpture Consigned with Sotheby's

Talk to a Design Specialist

Talk to a Design Specialist
Our specialists are located in New York, Paris, London and they also travel to evaluate pieces in person. Schedule an appointment or inquire by calling your closest Sotheby's office.

NEW YORK: + 1 212 710 1364
LONDON: +44 (0)20 3936 5377
PARIS: +33 1 85 16 81 38

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is the best time to sell my Lalanne sculpture or furniture?
    Throughout the year, enthusiasts and collectors buy and sell Lalanne designs for their classic but whimsical style. Lalanne’s creations are brought to life through an imaginative element of surprise. A bird spreads its wings and transforms into a table. or a woolly sheep provides comfortable seating. Nature is transformed into sculpture and sculpture physically transforms into utility. Once you consign a Lalanne sculpture, table, chair or other piece of furniture, our specialists will suggest the optimal location and time to sell your Lalanne creation. Throughout the year, Sotheby's 20th-Century Design sales are hosted online and in international selling locations.
  • What is Sotheby's fee to appraise my Francois-Xavier or Claude Lalanne work?
    Sotheby's does not provide appraisals but we do provide auction estimates for items we could sell on your behalf. Our auction estimate valuations are complimentary. At no charge, our specialists review submissions and provide valuations for any rare or fine 20th-Century art and design we believe we can sell at a live auction or online sale. If your Lalanne work is not an appropriate fit for a Sotheby's auction, we will do our best to recommend an alternate resource to sell your sculpture or furniture.
  • Can a specialist come evaluate my Lalanne furniture or sculpture in person?
    Our specialists are located in Paris, London and New York, and are able to visit in-person any pieces located in those cities. Our specialists also travel frequently and any information about upcoming visits will be made available on this page. If you would like to contact a specialist directly about a potential visit, you can contact the 20th-century design team nearest you.
    NEW YORK: + 1 212 606 7170
    LONDON: + 44 (0)20 7293 5572
    PARIS: + 33 1 53 05 52 81
  • How do I ship my furniture to Sotheby's?
    Once our specialists have provided you with an auction estimate and a sale recommendation, they will be able to provide shipping quotes and logistical support. Sotheby’s works with the top white-glove shipping companies across the globe who will be able to safely package and transport even the most fragile furniture.