Old Master Review 2016-2023 (Cover Framed)

Old Masters Auction Market – 2023 In Review

  • Analyst: Eilidh McClafferty
  • Pages: 24
  • Access: Analyst

Sales in 2023 at Christie’s and Sotheby’s remain resilient

The Old Master Paintings market generated $313 million in sales in 2023, a decrease of 4% from 2022. However, the number of lots sold was up 19% from 2022, and the sell-through rate also rose.

About this report:

This report presents an in-depth comparative analysis of the Old Master Paintings auction market at Sotheby’s and Christie’s in 2023. The analysis also provides analytical tools looking at annual trends between 2016 and 2023.

Who is it for?

This report is popular among dealers, auction houses and collectors, who want to get an in-depth understanding of auction trends in the Old Masters Paintings market and follow the performance of the two top auction houses last year.

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Analytical tools:
Comparable Performance: Old Master sales performance comparison between Sotheby’s and Christie’s in New York and London including: Total sales, Lots sold, Average Prices and Auction Indicators.
Top Prices: Ranking by the highest prices achieved and by top price-to-estimate performance.
Old Masters Sales Channel Analysis: Old Master Paintings sold at auction across evening, day and online-only sales with breakdown, analysis for and top prices.