Private Sales

Private Sales

W e assist our global audience of collectors to buy and sell works across all fine art disciplines, as well as diamonds, fine jewelry, watches and rare vintages. Private Sales operates outside the traditional auction calendar, offering the freedom to collect world-class works any day of the year.

For the Discerning Collector

Our connoisseurship and deep knowledge of the market allows us to fulfill almost every collector’s needs. We advise on building your collection, selling valued works, and sourcing specific objects by request.

Selling Privately

We have the privilege of being the largest private dealer in the secondary market, with nearly $1.2 billion in sales achieved worldwide in 2022 across 44 categories. We determine the best approach to sell, and establish the right exposure to the market, working with our international network of collectors to connect you with prospective buyers.

Bespoke, Confidential Arrangements

Clients depend on us to manage their sensitive business matters. We tailor arrangements to suit your requirements and provide price control with a fixed, mutually agreed fee. With strong, growing interest from our community of collectors, Sotheby’s Private Sales is the authoritative platform to buy and sell in confidence.

At your Convenience

Our dedicated galleries, online platform and personal consultations provide year-round access, allowing you to buy and sell with ease, whenever you wish.

Contact one of our Private Sales specialists today and discover how we can assist your collecting needs.

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