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450 Park Avenue

New York , New York

USA   10022

Telephone : +1 212 940 1300/1350

Fax : +1 212 940 1213

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Phillips de Pury & Company’s

Phillips was founded in London in 1796 by Harry Phillips formerly senior clerk to James Christie. During his first year of business, Phillips conducted 12 successful auctions and soon the business was holding sales for some of the most distinguished collectors of the day including Marie Antoinette, Beau Brummel and Napoleon.

To win business, Phillips combined business acumen with a flair for showmanship introducing new ways to promote his sales such as elaborate evening receptions before auctions-an essential part of the auction business today. Phillips quickly gained the confidence of the British aristocracy and remains the only auction house ever to have held a sale inside Buckingham Palace.

When he died in 1840, Harry Phillips' son, William Augustus inherited... Read more Read more

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