Phi’s private sales division offers a discreet and flexible alternative to selling at auction.

Phi’s private sales team provides an individualized service for sellers. Marked by discretion and flexibility, we will work one-on-one with our clients to offer confidential advice and strategies in the sale of a specific piece of art or large collection. Phi’s team of specialists will examine and appraise your property and will suggest the best strategy in achieving your goals.


What kind of items does Phi Auctions sell privately?

Phi Auctions offers private sales in all the categories in which we also conduct auctions. All private sale inquiries are treated with the utmost privacy and confidentiality.

What are the advantages of selling privately?

First and foremost, discretion is the hallmark of a private sale. In addition, Phi Auctions conducts private sales year round which enables a flexible and often expedited timeline for a sale to occur, and is not bound by the traditional auction calendar.

How does Phi Auctions determine whether a private sale or an auction is the best way to sell my property?

Following an examination and analysis of your property by a specialist at Phi Auctions, we will work one-on-one with you to determine the best method of selling your property based on your specific goals and needs. Our specialists will formulate a targeted approach for you in conjunction with current market and global insights to ensure the best course of action. All matters regarding the sale will be handled with absolute privacy and confidentiality.

How will you find a buyer for my property?

When you engage Phi Auctions for a private sale, we will present you with an agreement outlining our exclusive right to offer the work for a specified period of time. We do our utmost to quickly and discreetly find the right buyer for your property, taking into consideration the current market demand for your object. 

How can I view works currently on sale?

You may contact the most relevant Phi Auctions specialist to discuss works currently available for private sale that may fit with your collecting interests.

Can you help me acquire a specific work of art?

Phi Auctions maintains important relationships with a network of collectors, dealers and experts across the globe and we will work alongside them to procure works of art on your behalf.

How does discretion differ in a private sale versus at auction?

All information in a private sale regarding both the buyer and seller will be kept strictly confidential unless express permission is granted otherwise.