Our Services

After reviewing our services, please contact us for further information and/or to discuss specific matters of interest.

Purchase and Sales

Sebastian Izzard LLC offers a practical, discreet alternative to buying and selling works of art at public auction.

Works are purchased directly from clients, and are also accepted for sale on a consignment basis, with full insurance coverage while they are in our hands. The terms of a consignment contract vary from case to case, and are the subject of prior discussion with the client.

We maintain a select inventory for specialist collectors and welcome specific commissions and search requests.


We provide both individuals and institutions with appraisals as required for:

  • insurance purposes;
  • charitable contributions and donations;
  • estate and gift taxes;
  • and estate planning.

A physical examination of the property is usually necessary. Appraisal fees are based on an hourly rate, with travel and out-of-pocket expenses charged separately.

Our clients—in North America, Europe, and Japan—include private collectors and estate executors and trustees, as well as museums, foundations, corporate collections, and other institutions.


We offer expert advice on the formation of collections, and to act as agent for clients wishing to make purchases at auction. Sales are attended worldwide. We will examine property, execute bids, and arrange shipping, transportation, and tax refunds (where applicable), in return for a small commission on the hammer bid.