600 auctions, 40 sales categories, 100 specialists – more than 300 years of experience
300 years after its foundation, the Dorotheum, established in 1707, is the largest auction house in Central Europe, the largest in the German-speaking area, as well as one of the leading auctioneers worldwide.
The Dorotheum hosts about 600 auctions a year, and more than 100 specialists attend to over 40 departments.
Tradition, our specialists’ expertise and market experience, personal service, a broad selection, and international outlook – this is what our clients appreciate about the Dorotheum.
Founded more than 300 years ago, the Dorotheum continues today on its successful course and is enjoying an increase in turnover. Building on its list of international contacts is one of the main focuses of its activities. Some of its most important international offices are in Brussels, Düsseldorf, Munich, Rome and Milan.
The Dorotheum offers items for auction over a range of more than 40 sales categories. The key art categories – Modern Art, Contemporary Art, Old Masters, 19th Century Paintings – and many of the categories of antiques: glass and porcelain, Art Nouveau, silver, sculpture, furniture, design, jewellery and clocks - are of particularly note. There are specialist departments dedicated to traditional and modern areas of collecting, such as books, coins and medals, autographs, stamps, orders and decorations, historical scientific instruments, historical militaria and weapons. Toys, model railways, old posters, historical radio technology, vintage cars and vehicles are also to be found among the items for auction at the Dorotheum.
The centre point of the auction year is the four main international Auction Weeks, with important auctions in the foremost art and antiques categories. Each specialist area has its own auction. The presentation of the items offered for sale in more than 100 special catalogues per year and a large international clientele ensure worldwide attention. The top lots to be sold at auction are also presented in our international representative offices. Current auction dates and full auction catalogues can be found here.
Aside from this, the Dorotheum hosts almost daily auctions of paintings, antiques, furniture and jewellery. The items for auction can also be viewed on the internet at: www.dorotheum.com/dailyauction
Visit Dorotheum Jewelry Store, Austria‘s largest jewellery store. The rich selection comprises our own looks d’oro and d’argento, which follow the latest fashion trends, but also classic gold, silver, and pearl jewellery. The offer of wristwatches includes well-known watch and fashion labels, as well as the Dorotheum’s own label, DoroChron.
The Dorotheum is also Vienna’s largest antique store. We offer a large selection of paintings, furniture, carpets, silver, porcelain and glass from all stylistic eras at fixed prices in the Dorotheum Gallery at the Palais Dorotheum and at selected branch offices
Dorotheum Financial Service
The Dorotheum has been a competent partner in the matter of loans and the sale of artwork for over 300 years, guaranteeing smooth transactions and reliable service. Our experienced experts provide competent and independent valuations and all the artefacts we accept in our safekeeping are securely and appropriately stored. Our high levels of expertise and the excellent reputation of our organisation in the market enable us to provide you with the best possible terms.