The firm was founded in 1707 by Emperor Joseph I and, with its history of more than 300 years, it is the oldest of the great auction houses of the world.

One of Vienna’s best-known institutions, the Dorotheum can be said to embody a part of Austrian history. Eighty years after its foundation as a pawnshop, the "Versatz- und Fragamt zu Wien", it moved into the premises of the former Dorothea Convent, whose name it still bears. The magnificent palace – the Palais Dorotheum, which eventually supplanted the old convent in the Dorotheergasse, was completed in 1901. The famous Ringstrasse architect Emil Ritter von Förster had supplied the designs for the new building in the Neo-Baroque style. The opening ceremony was attended by none less than Emperor Francis Joseph himself. Even then, the facilities met all the requirements of a major auction house in a truly excellent fashion; the spacious showrooms and salons became a favourite meeting place for the high society. Today the Palace continues to provide the perfect setting and an attractive ambience for the Dorotheum’s major international auctions.

Since autumn 2001, the Dorotheum has had private owners, who continue to conduct business with a great deal of personal commitment and a lot of enthusiasm for art.

It is the goal of the management to further expand Vienna as an auction venue and at the same time preserve the charm of this traditional institution. With an intensified client service, a young image, and the expansion of its excellent international contacts, the Dorotheum intends to preserve and further develop its interesting profile for art lovers and collectors. Key initiatives are being taken especially in the fields of Modern and Contemporary Art.

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May Auction Week at Dorotheum - when no improvements are needed
Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt, Lucio Fontana and Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter and Fernando Botero, Edgar Degas and Henri Matisse - the name dropping continues at the Modern and Contemporary Art sale at Dorotheum.
Dorotheum Auction Week: Take it away!
Sometimes one auction is not enough: Vienna’s Dorotheum dedicates three sales to Old Master, 19th-Century Paintings and Works of Art from 24 to 26 April.
Schiele x Matisse / Maria Lassnig x Martin Kippenberger
Check out four giants of art up for sale in Vienna.
The search for the human form: Lo Spadino
At this year's TEFAF art fair in Maastricht, paintings and sculptures spanning hundreds of years depicted how artists have strived to capture the ever-shifting nature of the human form, a challenge contemporary artists continue to wrestle.
520 artworks, 5 auctions, 3 days: Contemporary Art week at Dorotheum
520 artworks, 5 auctions in 3 days. Check out our highlights coming up for sale at Dorotheum.

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Duftgefäß mit Deckel und Ölbehälter
Porzellan, gebauchte Wandung mit gemalten Blumenbuketts auf gelbem Fond, feine Goldornamente, Reserven mit polychrom gemalten Szenen in der Art von Antoine Watteau, Höhe ca. 17 cm, unterglasurblaue Zeptermarke Dorotheum
Josef Dobrowsky *
(Karlsbad 1889-1964 Tullnerbach) Arzl, Tyrol, signed J. Dobrowsky, gouache on paper, sight area 35.5 x 55.5 cm, framed, (K) Dorotheum
Kaiserlich österreichischer Hof - Zigarrendose und Etui
Metall mit aufgelegtem kaiserlichen Doppeladler und emaillierter BNezeichnung "Cigares", Holzinneneinrichtung, 13,5 x 10,8 x 6,8 cm, Etui: Leder mit aufgeprägtem kaiserlichen Doppeladler, 15 x 12 cm, (Lu)\n Experte: Dr. Georg Ludwigstorff Dorotheum
Anschlagbrett, für Pistole 08
ohne Abnahmestempel, das metallene Verbindungsstück brüniert, aus Nußholz, gebraucht, guter Erhaltungszustand, mit Gebrauchsspuren Dorotheum
(Poststück) - Österreich Ganzsachenausschnitte
1863 als Freimarken verwendet Ganzsachenausschnitt 15 Kreuzer braun als Zusatzfrankatur auf 10 Kreuzer Ganzsachenumschlag blau, mit zwei Einkreis-Abstempelungen "KRATZAU 13/11" (Böhmen) rekommandiert nach Triest aus 1865, der Aussschnitt ist achteckig vollrandig geschnitten, der Umschlag ist stärker fehlerhaft (dreiseitig geöffnet, anschriftseitig schräg durchgerissen, etwas verkürzt, Siegel ausgeschnitten), F\n Experte: Mag. Gerhard Babor Dorotheum

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1010 Wien, Dorotheergasse 17
Tel. +43-1-515 60-0
Fax +43-1-515 60-443
15 Stratton Street
UK-W1J 8LQ London
Phone: +44 (0) 20 3036 0027
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Ovocny trh 580/2
CZ-11000 Prague
Phone: +420-2-24 22 20 01
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13, rue aux Laines
B-1000 Brussels
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Palazzo Amman, Via Boito, 8
I-20121 Milan
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Piazza SS. Apostoli, 66
I-00187 Rome
Phone: +39-06-699 23 671
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Südstraße 5
D-40213 Dusseldorf
Phone: +49-211-210 77 47 / +49-172-566 60 20
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Galeriestraße 2
D-80539 Munich
Phone: +49-89-244 434 73 0
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