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Carl Theodor von Piloty (1826 - 1886) and Franz Adam (1815-1886) Elisabeth of Austria on a Horse in Possenhofen 1853, oil on canvas, 128 x 108 cm estimate €300,000 - 350,000

Sensational painting: Portrait of a young Elizabeth, future Empress of Austria for sale at Dorotheum on 27 April 2017


Hung above Emperor Franz Joseph I’s bed until his dying day, this painting is of great historic significance and was owned privately by the Habsburgs for more than 150 years.   The painting, which was given as a Christmas...[more]

<B>Indonesia, a rare figure of the Ngadju-Dayak,</B> called “Hampatong” or “Sapundu” from Heinrich Harrer’s Borneo collection, 19th Century – c. 1900, starting price € 3,000

Masks, sculptures, and ethno jewellery at the Tribal Art Auction on 6th April 2017 at Dorotheum


In 1972, Heinrich Harrer (1912 – 2006), famous Austrian mountain climber, traveller, and author, crossed the island of Borneo from the North to the South, and later published an account of the journey in his book...[more]

No. 47 Tapestry, Brussels (Netherlands) 1. half 18th cent., cartoon by David Teniers, musical company in a riverside landscape, starting price €12,000

Tapestries of the 17th and 18th century, Oriental carpets, and other textiles at the Dorotheum Auction on 3rd April 2017


Gobelin tapestry master pieces Primarily intended for court and clergy, tapestries have contributed to the dignified atmosphere of audience chambers everywhere from the late middle ages to the Baroque. The scenes depicted in the...[more]

Bulgari Ring Trombino with untreated Burma ruby. c. 6 ct., estimate €60,000-120,000

Exceptional jewellery by David Webb, Bulgari, and many others, at the Jewellery Auction on 27th April 2017


The upcoming major jewellery auction to be held at Palais Dorotheum on 27th April 2017 offers a review of the jeweller's art through the ages, with a particular emphasis on the nineteen-fifties to nineteen-seventies. Designer...[more]

Designer Philip Hohenlohe with one of his concept pieces

Interior designer Hohenlohe arrays paintings, furniture, and décor at the Dorotheum auction on 2nd March 2017.


Looking back to see where one is going: „Classic design, classic architecture, studying the humanities: Perhaps we need to look at what lies behind us to connect to our roots", is how designer Philip Hohenlohe put it in his...[more]

Workshop of Hans Memling (Seligenstadt 1435 - 1949 Bruges), The Nativity, oil on panel, 99.2 x 72.5 cm realized price €1,200,000

World record sales in the millions: The 2016 auction year in review.


2016 has been an excellent year for Dorotheum, German-speaking Europe's largest auction house: - best year for old master paintings in Dorotheum history - June: best auction result for contemporary art in Dorotheum...[more]

Nr. 151 teapot, designed in 1905 realized price €149,400

Teapot sells for €149,900 at Jugendstil auction


Josef Hoffmann’s name was worth its weight in gold at Dorotheum’s 1 December 2016 Jugendstil auction; items designed by the world-class artist and preeminent representative of Austria’s design legacy were among the event’s top...[more]