Since Samuel Baker founded Sotheby’s in London in 1744, the company has occupied only two primary locations: the Strand, where we were until 1917, and 34-35 New Bond Street, where we have been ever since. Located in the heart of London’s Mayfair district, Sotheby’s auctions offer an extraordinary diversity of objects and works of art from Impressionist & Modern Art and Contemporary Art to Old Master Paintings, 19th Century European Art and Islamic Art, as well as Decorative Art from porcelain and silver to French & English furniture amongst many others.

Sotheby’s London has been the wellspring of numerous watershed moments in auction history such as the 1958 sale of the Goldschmidt Collection, an


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Sotheby's secret weapon Cheyenne Westphal leaves the auction house after 25 years in yet another case of high-profile staffer layoff since November 2015.

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