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Selling Irish Art with Sotheby's

Discover the Value of Your Irish Painting

To receive an auction estimate from a Sotheby's specialist, we offer two convenient and confidential options:
1. Request an estimate online
2. Meet with a specialist in person in your nearest city
  • EVENT
    Ireland and Northern Ireland | Irish & British Art
    10–14 June 2019
    Schedule a valuation
  • EVENT
    Ireland and Northern Ireland | Irish & British Art
    8–10 July 2019
    Schedule a valuation

Get Started with an Estimate

Get Started with an Estimate
Register or log in to your Sothebys.com account to request an estimate of your 19th century painting. Complimentary estimates are provided for each painting that meets our minimum consignment value ($5,000 in New York, £3,000 in London and HK$40,000 in Hong Kong).

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Jack Yeats painting in an auction selling Irish art

Irish Paintings Consigned with Sotheby's

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is the best time to sell my Irish art?
    Sotheby’s Irish Art sale takes place in September 2019. A major event in the auction calendar, the sale draws a steady stream of passionate collectors and established dealers who often compete fiercely against each other in the saleroom for the best works in the field. 2018 saw Sotheby’s sales of Irish art total £6 million – our strongest result in a decade and outperforming our competitors. If you wish to sell an Irish painting or other Irish artwork, simply send photographs, paperwork and other background information to Sotheby’s for an auction estimate.
  • Why should I sell my Irish painting with Sotheby's?
    Sotheby’s auctions are followed by an international audience that includes top galleries, dealers and private collectors. When you sell an Irish painting, drawing or sculpture in a Sotheby’s auction, you gain exposure to a large and competitive group of global buyers who compete to purchase fine art for the highest price.

    Our specialists have decades of experience and are connected to the top buyers in the market. We have been entrusted with major collections of Irish art including the Smurfit Group, the Yeats family’s private collection and most recently, with the Brian P. Burns Collection. If your artwork is a good fit for one of our auctions, your dedicated specialist will help you through the consignment and shipping process to make it a seamless and enjoyable selling experience.
  • How do I ship my painting to Sotheby's for sale?
    Once our specialists have provided you with an auction estimate, they will help you with the shipping process. We work with the best fine art shippers around the globe to provide you with a seamless, insured and safe shipping experience.

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