Entities

Southeby's

Southeby's

Acronym
BID
Entity Type

Sotheby's is one of the world's largest auction houses and brokers of fine and decorative art, jewelry, real estate, and collectibles.


Southeby's Facts
  • British founded
  • American multinational corporation headquartered in New York City
  • One of the world's largest brokers of fine and decorative art, jewelry, real estate, and collectibles
  • Divided into three segments: auction, finance, and dealer
  • The oldest listed company on the New York Stock Exchange (BID ticker)
  • Considered to be part of a duopoly with Christie's (Another Auction/Broker Company)
  • Founded in 1744 to sell famous books
  • Sold it's first piece of fine art in 1913