Founded in 1744, Sotheby's began as a London-based book auctioneer and developed into an international company with expertise in more than 70 collecting categories. Over the years the Sotheby's name has earned renown as a marketer for many of the world's most unique and valuable possessions.
Sotheby's currently encompasses over 100 offices and 9 auction rooms around the world. The auction house's expertise and valuation skills draw collectors in a range of categories, from antiquities and Impressionist works to wine and jewelry.
In response to the need for a comparable level of service for those seeking the finest real estate, Sotheby's International Realty was opened in 1976. Since that time, our company has become a part of a global organization of affiliate firms covering more than 35 countries, assisting customers with the purchase and sale of fine properties through a tightly knit referral network.