Selling successfully at one of the world’s major auction houses
Benefit from the international success and attention that the Dorotheum has achieved thanks to its record results and top prices.
More than 300 years after its foundation by Emperor Joseph I, the Dorotheum in Vienna is not only one of the oldest, but also one of the largest auction houses in the world. It is the leading auction house in central Europe and the largest of its kind in the German-speaking countries. Its auctions focus on Contemporary Art, Modern Art, 19th Century Paintings and Old Masters.
With more than 40 departments and specialised auctions, the Dorotheum appeals to connoisseurs and collectors from all over the world. Over 100 experts will be glad to assist you with their specialist knowledge.
International attention for your items
The experience and proficiency of the highly established auction house, our global client base and international marketing services can achieve the best price for your items. Hundreds of thousands of clients worldwide place their trust in Dorotheum for its outstanding reputation.
International marketing and media resonance, a multilingual web presence with an online search service, our magazines, over 100 high quality printed catalogues each year and international previews of top lots at our representative offices in Munich, Düsseldorf, Milan, Rome, Prague, Brussels and London ensure an international interest for your consigned items.
Expert Advice and Service
Our experts have an in-depth knowledge of the art market and follow current developments in pricing. They are happy to advise you in person, free of charge, discreetly and with no obligation on your behalf.
You can send us information and photographic material concerning your object by email. Our online form will indicate which details our experts will need in order to provide an estimate.
Of course, we would also be glad to advise you in person. You can contact us by telephone or arrange an appointment.
After consulting the relevant expert, we can also arrange home visits.
We will also be happy to assist with the auctioning of entire collections and estates
You can contact us at Palais Dorotheum in Vienna, at our branch offices as well as at our international representative offices. You can also visit us during the international consultation days close to where you live.
After a comprehensive appraisal, our experts determine the estimate and starting price. The starting price is the price at which the bidding for the object will commence. The estimate reflects the price that the lot is expected to achieve.
You can set a reserve price below which your object may not be sold. Advance payments can also be arranged.
All agreements, the seller’s commission and possible fees are established by contract.
In the case of auctions with catalogue, consignments are accepted up to three months prior to the date of the auction.
After your object has been sold we will inform you by email of the hammer price. You can also follow your consignments on myDorotheum online service. The proceeds of the sale may be transferred to your bank account or you can collect them in cash at one of our branches.
Our Client Advisory Service Team is happy to answer any enquiries you may have.