The Dorchester Announces Auction Sale Of Fine Classic And Modern Art

By Robert McHugh
The Dorchester Announces Auction Sale Of Fine Classic And Modern Art

Pro Auction has announced an exclusive auction sale of fine classic and modern art on behalf of The Dorchester Hotel, London.

The auction will offer a wide selection of art across multiple genres, providing an opportunity for collectors and enthusiasts to acquire rare and valuable pieces.

It will feature a collection of art and sculptures from renowned artists such as Luigi Mayer, Antonietta Brandeis, and Alexandre Defaux.

European Painters

Mayer, an Italian-German artist, was one of the earliest and most important late 18th-century European painters of the Ottoman Empire.

Brandeis, a Czech-born Italian artist, is celebrated for his landscapes, genre scenes, and portraits.


Defaux, a French artist, studied under Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot and was a member of the Barbizon School.

1930s Glamour

The Dorchester's recent complete renovation, spearheaded by renowned interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon (PYR), was designed to blend 1930s glamour with contemporary authority.

Rochon's design draws inspiration from the hotel's Mayfair location, situated on the fringe of Hyde Park.

First Phase

The first phase of the renovation was unveiled in December 2022, including the forecourt, entrance, lobby, The Promenade, and Artists' Bar, all designed by PYR.

The James Bond-inspired Vesper Bar (formerly The Bar at The Dorchester) was transformed by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio.


The newly designed guestrooms and suites were considered the highlight of the renovation and feature new furnishings, technology enhancements, and more colour.


The auction at The Dorchester Hotel will take place on July 16, 2024, in the hotel's luxurious ballroom.

The selection of art will be open to viewing on July 15 between 12 noon and 6.00pm.