40 years of Sotheby’s® competence, prestige and innovation

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40 years of Sotheby’s® competence, prestige and innovation

Sotheby’s® conducted the historic auction of the Duchess of Windsor’s jewels on the banks of Lac Léman in 1987. Highly competitive bidding from across the globe raised a total of over 50 million dollars, five times more than Sotheby’s® pre-sale estimates. Sotheby's® had indelibly made its mark globally.

By the late 1980’s anything seemed possible as prices raised in auctions drew intense media interest. In 1988 Sotheby’s® went public for the second time, and in 1989 auctions of Impressionist and Modern Art in London and New York raised a staggering 1.1 billion dollars.

Dear clients,
 
The unprecedented situation in which we live has profoundly changed our behavior and our mentalities.
The protection of our customers and employees has become the top priority for a reopening the May 11th.

According to our Health Charter, and for the sake of barrier gestures, we make available to our customers, during visits or estimates, masks, gloves, overshoes and hydroalcoholic gel. We have developed virtual tours and video tours, allowing total immersion in complete safety. The reception of our customers in daily disinfected offices will always follow the Sotheby’s quality charter, in the presence of only one collaborator per office, supported by a close-knit team that can be contacted continuously.
 
Your Paris Ouest Sotheby’s International Realty team !