About 120 years ago, at the end of the 19th Century, the first member of the Deutsch family began to trade with antiques. Dealing with antiques was at the beginning grown out of an accidental transaction to offset pecuniary embarrassment, but soon became the chief occupation of the family, and till today each generation of the family is involved with enthusiasm, interest and fascination in this field. It's not only a subsistence of life, it's also the life occupation of the family.
After the First World War two stores could be opened in the inner historical city of Vienna, but they got lost at the beginning of the Second World War. After the great losses of the war, the first stores could be opened again in London in 1949 by Hugo Deutsch and in Vienna in 1954 by Friedrich Deutsch. Both branches still exist today.
Dorotheergasse 13, Vienna 1010
Kensington Church Street 111, London W 8
In 1971 Friedrich Deutsch was one of the founders of the Art Exhibition fair at the Royal Palace in Vienna. In 1972 he opened the first private auctioneers sale room in Vienna and Austria after the war and was the first President of the Association of Certificated Art Experts by the Austrian court Authorities until 1996.
Since 1985 Paul Deutsch leads the company.
- Authorised and licensed auctioneer for art and antiques of the state Vienna.
- Official auctioneer to the state exhibition at Chateau Halbturn.
- Participation at the West German Art Fair between 1992 - 1995.
- Foundation of the sale room Deutsch and Keil in1995.
- Since 19.. regularly sales in Dorotheergasse 13
We offer auctioneering, evaluation and private sale services for most fields in antiques and arts. As well search orders for specific items or collection interest, as well for contacts with art historians.
The sales will be held on a regular basis 3-4 times in a year in our house. As well we offer organisation, performance and guiding for external tailored sales by request.
Evaluation and expertises offered for court treaties, insurance or private request, as well as complete house evaluations and can be charged on time basis or can be negotiated.
We are also interested in buying antiques and art objects from all periods.
Private sales by appointment only.
Only if the name of an artist is written in full with his life dates and place of birth and death the object is in our mind an original by that artist. Whether the object is signed or not.
"Attributed to … " means that in our mind it is a work by the hand of the described artist, although there is a degree of uncertainty as to the authorship.
"Studio or workshop …" means that the object was created with influence from the artist or from his absolutely near environment, maybe with parts from the artist himself.
"Circle of …" means in our mind a work by an closely influenced artist from the same period and same style.
"School of …" means that in our mind the object was executed at the written time and location or from an artist in his influence but from the following generation.
"Manner of …" means that the object is in style near to the named artist but is possibly from a later date.
"Follower of …" is a work in the style of the described artist but from a later date.
"After …" is in our mind a later copy of the work of that artist.
"Bears signature …" means that the signature is by another hand (faked).
If you bought an item by phone, internet or written bid you get the invoice by email after the sale and you have two weeks to clear it with bank transfer (recommended) or credit card (only VISA or MASTERCARD). Cheques will also be accepted but will need clearance from our bank before an item can be released. All costs of cheque clearances from your and our bank have to be paid by your side.
Cash payments will be as well accepted. For higher amounts with ID only.
Marked items fall under the regularly tax, which means 10% or 20% will be count on the total (hammer price + commission excl. tax [20%]).
We do send small and not fragile items under 1m in size on your risk and can give you an affordable shipping quote only after the sale. In this case, you have to insure the items by yourself if you desire.
0043 - 1 - 5122371
0043 - 1 - 5122319
Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.- and by appointment.