Bonhams Art Auction House

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Welcome to Bonhams.

When I'm asked what distinguishes us from other international auction houses, I could mention our innovative sales or our world records. But having joined Bonhams in 1988 – I started in the jewelry department at Bonhams Knightsbridge – I know that the most important element of the company are our specialists. This is where the true source of our strength resides. We offer items in 60 different categories – the broadest range for any international auction house – and every single department is fuelled by passion. Our specialists are leading connoisseurs in their field. They are also astute business people who know where and when to sell a work – and for buyers, they give advice as to whether or not a piece will fit with a particular collection. At times, we have also been counselors, as we understand how it is sometimes emotionally difficult to part with items. But above all, each and every one of our specialists offers a bespoke service for you as we recognize that every item bought and sold at auction is a special event.

Thank you for visiting us – and do be in touch. It's you we value.

Matthew Girling,
Bonhams Global CEO


Bonhams has a heritage and reputation for connoisseurship and bespoke service known throughout the world. Founded in London in 1793, we are the sole remaining international auction house that is privately owned and in British hands. We hold more than 400 specialist sales a year in 60 different categories at our flagship salerooms in London, New York, Los Angeles, and Hong Kong.

The breadth of our reach means that Bonhams can offer items for sale wherever the works will attract the strongest interest and keenest bidding. Matching the item to the sale is an art in itself - and Bonhams has become a master at it.

With specialists in every major area of art, antiques, jewelry, motor cars and collectables, the depth of knowledge at Bonhams makes us a natural choice as the place to buy and sell.