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PHILLIPS

About Us 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 the strong and successful legacy and business. In 1879, William changed the firm's name to Messrs Phillips & Son and then in 1882, William brought his son-in-law, Frederick Neale into the business and the company was renamed again as Phillips, Son & Neale. This name remained through the 19th Century up until the 1970s when the company became Phillips. The company had a reputation for strong regional salerooms dotted throughout The British Isles. Phillips sold everything from furniture, curiosities, art, armour, coins and estate collections. In 1999, the company was bought by Bernard Arnault, the chairman of the French luxury good brand, Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey (LVMH). Shortly after the transaction, Mr. Arnault merged with the esteemed private art dealers, Simon de Pury and Daniela Luxembourg who were operating the Impressionist and Modern art gallery, de Pury & Luxembourg in Zurich. The new team at Phillips, de Pury & Luxembourg with headquarters on East 57th street held sales in Impressionist, American and Modern works of art in addition to watches and jewelry and design. In 2002, de Pury & Luxembourg took majority control of the company and in 2003, Simon de Pury moved the headquarters to the Meatpacking district in Chelsea which at the time was just beginning to sprout as the international art district. With a new remit to focus solely on the sale of the best works of Contemporary Art, Design, Jewelry and Photography, Phillips de Pury & Company began business in the spectacular and spacious gallery setting on 15th Street overlooking the celebrated Highline railway and Hudson River. It is in this space today, where Simon de Pury, his partners and team of specialists are dedicated to the company's unique approach to the auction market.
 
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450 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022
United States
212 940 1228
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Oct 1, 2013 2:00 PM UTC
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Sep 30, 2013 10:00 PM UTC
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Nov 1, 2012 2:00 PM UTC
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Oct 31, 2012 9:00 PM UTC
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May 22, 2012 3:00 PM UTC
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May 21, 2012 11:00 PM UTC
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May 17, 2012 3:00 PM UTC
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May 11, 2012 2:00 PM UTC
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May 10, 2012 11:00 PM UTC
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Apr 26, 2012 3:00 PM UTC
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Apr 25, 2012 10:00 PM UTC
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Apr 19, 2012 8:00 PM UTC
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Apr 4, 2012 2:00 PM UTC
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Apr 4, 2012 2:00 PM UTC
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Mar 9, 2012 12:00 AM UTC
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Mar 8, 2012 5:00 PM UTC
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Feb 17, 2012 2:00 PM UTC
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Dec 14, 2011 7:00 PM UTC
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Dec 13, 2011 9:00 PM UTC
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