The famed auction house of Sotheby's,founded in London in 1744, has a thriving headquarters on the Upper East Side of New York. Fine art of every type is put up for bids here. Especially popular are European and American paintings, prints, porcelain, furniture, silver and sculpture by the masters. Pieces by little known artists and craftsmen are also available. Best of all, the firm displays its works of art for sale and there is never an admission fee. However, call first to make sure there is an ongoing exhibition.
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