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Dorotheum, Vienna

17 Dorotheergasse
Austria 1010
Tel: 43 151 5600's insider take:

People have driven themselves into financial ruin at this famous auction house (celebrating its 300th year in 2007), just to pick up a silver toothpick that once belonged to Franz Joseph or a bodice from his wife Sisi's trousseau. For those with more modest bank accounts, the direct-sale rooms are a safer bet than a bidding war. You'll find Austrian-made Jugendstil desks, antique cutlery, gold and silver jewelry, and porcelain.

Open Mondays through Fridays from 10 am to 6 pm, and Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm.

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