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The Dorotheum (German pronunciation: [ˌdoːʀoˈteːʊm] ( listen)), established in 1707, is one of the world's oldest auction houses. It has its headquarters in Vienna on the Dorotheergasse and is the largest auction house in both Continental and German-speaking Europe. Besides auctions, the retail sector also plays a major role in Dorotheum's business. In the Dorotheum, works of art, antiques, furniture, and jewellery from various centuries are put up for auction. The building is constructed in the neo-classical style. It is an attraction for Viennese natives and numerous tourists alike.
The firm's establishment as the Versatz- und Fragamt zu Wien was carried out by Emperor Joseph I in 1707. Seventy years later it moved into the former Dorotheerkloster, which gave it its current name of Dorotheum. The new building of the Dorothem Palace in the location of the old cloister was completed in 1901. At the end of the 1980s, the building's foyer and interior were redesigned by the Viennese architect and designer Luigi Blau. In 2001, the Dorotheum was sold to an Austrian consortium and since then has greatly expanded.
Girl with Straw Hat by Friedrich von Amerling
Der gelunge Brief, by Adolf Eberle
Vase by Émile Gallé
Painting from the Florentine School, 17th century (anonymous)
Südliche Landschaft mit Lavendel, Georg Macco, 1914.
- The information in this article is based on a translation of its German equivalent.
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