Dunbar Sloane Ltd is New Zealand's number one auctioneer of art, antiques, artefacts, wine and colonial collectables. The firm was started in 1919 by Andrew Dunbar Sloane, Lambton Quay, Wellington. Since then it has been kept in the family and is now in the hands of the third and fourth generation, Dunbar Russell Sloane and Dunbar Michael Sloane in Auckland.
Our Auckland branch was opened in 2000. Dunbar Senior and Dunbar Junior are based at the Auckland office that specialises in the sale of militaria and Maori and Pacific artefacts and New Zealand historical items.
Our Wellington head office covers three floors in the heart of the city with two separate auction rooms. Our five 'in-house' experts have a combined experience of over 100 years and specialise in art, antiques and decorative arts, artefacts, toys and dolls, wine, militaria and colonial collectables as well as a weekly general chattels auction.
Dunbar Sloane has achieved many New Zealand and international record prices for fine art, antiques and artefacts, which is attributable to our expertise, international catalogue subscription base and our good name both in New Zealand and internationally. Our sales often exceed 1000 lots and attract buyers and sellers from around the country and overseas bidders. Our loyal staff are very highly regarded in their fields of expertise.
We also specialise in chattel valuations for insurance, market, matrimonial and probate purposes.