Dorotheum - since 1707

600 auctions per year, 40 branches, 100 experts and more than 300 years’ worth of experience.

Celebrating 309 years since its foundation in Vienna by Emperor Joseph I in 1707, Dorotheum is today the largest auction house in German-speaking Europe as well as a leader in central Europe and one of the oldest and largest auction houses in the world.

Having raised its profile following the most successful results in its history and a spate of top and world record prices at auction, Dorotheum has expanded internationally and we are now proud to have branches and representative offices in Munich, Düsseldorf, Milan, Rome, London, Prague, and Brussels, all of which hold regular previews of the major auction items.

Highlights of our calendar are undoubtedly the major auctions, held by a range of departments: Old Master and 19th Century Paintings, Classic Modernist and Contemporary Art, Antiques, Silver, Art Nouveau, Jewellery, and Clocks.

We also regularly hold special auctions in over 40 departments, which attract art enthusiasts and collectors from all over the world. These include, to name just a few, auctions of design, porcelain, glass, photography, historical scientific instruments, royal and imperial memorabilia, stamps, coins, books, and autographs.

Our team includes over 100 experts who would be delighted to assist or advise with any queries.