Doyle New York

Doyle New York was established in 1962 and has auctioned estates of Hollywood stars such as James Cagney, Bette Davis, Rock Hudson and Rex Harrison. They hold about 40 sales a year which specialise in a range of categories such as furniture, coins, decorations, Asian art and fine art.

Doyle New York has a number of regional offices around the US and is well known for its on-site auctions which have included the Russian Tea Room and Maxwell’s Plum – two of New York’s most celebrated restaurants.


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Salerooms beyond the ‘big three’ look to gain from Asian focus

05 March 2018

As well as the ‘big three’, a clutch of other US salerooms will be holding specialist Asian art sales in mid March.

George II walnut library armchair

Elegant English furniture leads offering at auction of New York interior decorator’s collection

12 January 2018

English Furniture, works of art and ceramics from two patrons of the arts are to go under the hammer at Doyle in New York next week.

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Ansel Adams photographs offered at Doyle New York

20 November 2017

Highlighting the next photographs auction at Doyle, New York, on December 14 is an Ansel Adams Museum Set comprising 75 gelatin silver prints of the most famous images, each with a pencil signature, from the legendary photographer.

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Doyle New York goes green to sell Colombian diamonds

11 September 2017

Among the highlights of the sale at Doyle New York on October 18 are two emerald and diamond brooches set with stones that display the prized deep green colour concentration of Colombian emeralds.

Mark Moehrke of Doyle New York

Doyle New York to open Russian works of art department

21 November 2016

New York auctioneers Doyle has announced that it is opening a Russian works of art department. It is run by Russian specialist Mark Moehrke, who has been appointed as the department’s vice president and director.

Paul de Lamerie silver tureen

De Lamerie tureen takes $90,000

12 February 2016

This 18½in (47cm) George II silver soup tureen by the goldsmith Paul de Lamerie featured in Doyle’s latest sale of furniture, works of art and Old Master paintings in New York.

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Auction record for natural saltwater pearls shows strength of gems market

02 May 2014

The run on pearls continues with two spectacular prices paid for exceptional natural saltwater gems at auctions on either side of the Atlantic this week.

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Babylonian cylinder sealed at $500,000

14 April 2014

The star entry in the latest sale of rare books, autographs and manuscripts at Doyle in New York proved to be an example of one of the most ancient forms of writing.

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Qianlong jade highlights Asia week at Doyle

24 September 2013

Among the highlights of the New York Asia Week series of sales at Doyle New York was this Qianlong white jade phoenix ewer.

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Doyle oversee deal to boost archive at Anne Frank House

19 November 2012

The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam has acquired an important collection of letters, photos and documents relating to Otto Frank, the father of Anne Frank.

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Tiffany rarities show designer’s versatility

27 February 2012

THE two Tiffany works of art that gave strong performances within days of each other in recent US sales were not the usual lamps, glassware or table silver.

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Russian Ambassador’s wine coolers make $105,000

07 February 2011

A RECENT sale at Doyle of New York included this pair of 208oz Regency silver-gilt wine coolers marked for Paul Storr, London, 1813-14 and retailed by Rundell, Bridge & Rundell.

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Treasures from the vaults

27 February 2006

Hidden away in a bank vault for over 80 years, the fabled Damon Collection of rare coins, medals and bank notes will fall under the hammer in March.

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Handbags at dawn for Hermès fans

05 May 2005

It’s well known that diamonds are a girl’s best friend but handbags surely come a close second. The two combined can be a killer combination.

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A price to set tails wagging in New York

21 February 2005

Cassius Marcellus Coolidge (1844-1934), born in upstate New York to abolitionist Quaker farmers, was a man of many talents. Over his long lifetime he was a banker, shopkeeper, inventor and painter -– he even penned an opera. However, he is best known to generations of bar-going Americans for his paintings of dogs playing poker.

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The abbé, the duke, his mistress and the old Adam...

07 February 2005

At first glance, this 7ft 6in x 5ft 7in (2.28 x 1.70m) canvas, right, of the Temptation of Adam by the French artist Jean-Baptiste Santerre (1651-1717) might seem to be a fairly standard, if unusually large, depiction of one of the most hackneyed religious themes in Western art.

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Andrea del Sarto(ish)

17 June 2004

PICTURES in a May 19 sale held by Doyles of New York included a very large (6ft 4 1/2in x 4ft 1in (1.93 x 125m) oil on panel after Andrea del Sarto's Porta Pinti Madonna.

Who’s been sleeping in this Hollywood fantasy bed?

16 March 2004

THE first day of a Belle Epoque sale held by Doyle of New York on February 25-26 awoke what one might, with greater reason than most, term a sleeper – the remarkable piece of furniture, catalogued as “An Italian Baroque style Mahogany Bed”, seen right. The bed was part of the Woodruff collection, comprising stock from a former Hollywood business that from 1922-60 was a popular rental source for the film studios, but stock that for the past 40 or more years has been in storage in Oklahoma.

TEFAF two in battle over a costly courtesan

06 February 2004

IT was not just Sotheby’s and Christie’s who were generating some exceptional prices for Old Masters in New York in the third week of January. The East 87th Street auctioneers Doyle’s (19.5/12% buyer’s premium) generated keen interest from TEFAF Maastricht exhibitors in the room when they included a moody Gottfried Schalken (1643-1706) canvas in their January 21 sale.

Yuan dynasty blue and white pilgrim flask

23 September 2003

At just over $12m (including premium) US auction house Doyle New York made a significant contribution to the series of Asian Art sales held in Manhattan last week with their September 16 auction of the F. Gordon Morrill collection of Chinese porcelain. They found buyers for 82 per cent of the 115 lots, but far and away the star attraction was this large 141/2in (37cm) high Yuan dynasty blue and white pilgrim flask of c.1345.

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