Integrity • Expertise • Service
Founded in 1962, Doyle New York is one of the world's foremost auctioneers and appraisers of fine art, jewelry, furniture, decorations, coins, Asian works of art and a variety of specialty categories. Located in New York City, the global capital of the auction market, Doyle offers approximately forty sales each year that attract a broad base of buyers and consignors from around the world. Doyle New York has an established reputation for professionalism, integrity, expertise and service. With the goal of achieving the highest possible prices at auction, Doyle New York's focus on providing individual attention to each client remains paramount.
Doyle New York oversees an ever-expanding network of regional representatives throughout the United States, including an office in Georgetown serving the Washington, DC/Mid-Atlantic area. In addition, Doyle's marketing alliances in Europe and Asia provide maximum exposure for property to international buyers. Our personalized services, combined with sophisticated, international marketing and promotion, results in world auction records being set regularly for property in a variety of collecting categories.
Through the years, Doyle New York has auctioned the estates of Hollywood legends James Cagney, Gloria Swanson, Bette Davis, Rock Hudson, Rex Harrison and Ruth Gordon. From the world of music were the estates of the legendary New York City Opera soprano Beverly Sills and musicians Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Count Basie. Doyle also auctioned the estate Lady Sarah Consuelo Spencer-Churchill, sister of the Duke of Marlborough and granddaughter of American heiress Consuelo Vanderbilt.
Decorators and designers whose collections were auctioned at Doyle New York include David Easton, Keith Irvine, Ronald Grimaldi, Robert Denning, Jamie Drake, Jay Spectre and Fabio Silva. From the fashion world were the estates of Bonnie Cashin, Joe Eula, Geraldine Stutz, and fashion editor and Old Navy spokeswoman Carrie Donovan. Other notable couture auctions include the collections of actress Marisa Berenson, opera diva Marion Anderson, and fashion retailers Martha Phillips and Lynn Manulis, as well as costume jewelry from the collections of Ann Getty and Brigid Berlin.
Doyle New York is well known for its on-site auctions, including the sale of treasures from two legendary New York restaurants, Maxwell's Plum and the celebrated Russian Tea Room, as well as notable on-site auctions of the estate of Mets owner Joan Whitney Payson and the estate of acclaimed American painter Ogden Pleissner.
Doyle New York's prime objective is to achieve maximum prices at auction, while coordinating and simplifying the process of appraising and liquidating estate property and private collections. We are committed to providing expert evaluations and personalized services designed to meet the individual needs of our clients.
About the Chairman
As Chairman/CEO, Kathleen Doyle leads the growth strategy for Doyle New York, Auctioneers & Appraisers. Her in-depth knowledge of the art and auction market has positioned the gallery among the leaders in the global auction market. Doyle New York has an established reputation for excellence.
Recognizing opportunity in the international auction market, Mrs. Doyle negotiated strategic alliances in Europe and Asia. She established a network of representatives throughout the United States, including a Georgetown office serving the Mid-Atlantic area. Mrs. Doyle spearheaded the development of online services with a state-of-the-art Web site, adding Internet bidding capabilities with Amazon.com, eBay, and currently with Artfact.
As part of Mrs. Doyle's continuing commitment to supporting not-for-profit organizations, Doyle New York has hosted events for numerous New York institutions and charities, most recently New York City Opera, Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, CIVITAS, Morgan Stanley Childrens' Hospital, The New York Foundling, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club, and WNET Thirteen, as well as the Washington, DC Thrift Shop Charities, the Washington Ballet, Trinity College, and Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC.
Mrs. Doyle initiated an extensive education program for collectors at Doyle New York, including lectures and seminars featuring specialists in art, design, fashion, jewelry, and other collecting categories. Doyle New York was the first auction gallery to provide appraisers to the Antiques Roadshow and has supported WGBH as an underwriter of the program since 1996.
Mrs. Doyle developed programs to provide free appraisal services for museums, schools, universities and hospitals. She is a frequent lecturer on the art and auction market, and she participates in Trust and Estate law conferences around the United States.
Kathleen Doyle first joined her husband, William J. Doyle, founder of William Doyle Galleries, in 1968, as Director of Jewelry Exhibitions. She later left to pursue graduate studies. Mrs. Doyle served as Parent Education Specialist at the New York Medical College's Early Childhood Development Center, and, following that, she founded the Parent Education Program in the Department of Pediatrics at St. Vincent's Hospital. For eight years she directed the early intervention program to provide an interdisciplinary team approach to pre and post-natal parent education, family support and advocacy. She rejoined Doyle New York in 1992, and, after her husband's death in 1993, she assumed responsibilities as Chairman/CEO.
Mrs. Doyle was born in Bryn Mawr, PA. She is a graduate of Trinity College in Washington, DC and has a Master of Science degree in Parent and Infant Development from Bank Street College in New York. She holds certificates from the New York School of Interior Design and The Gemological Institute of America. For many years she served on the boards of St. Vincent's Hospital, Guild Hall Museum in East Hampton, NY, the Edwin L. and Francis Cummings Foundation, the Hannah and Ryan Barry Foundation, and the 564 Park Avenue Foundation. Mrs. Doyle is a member of ArtTable and a contributing author of Wealthy and Wise (John Wiley, 2003).
She is a member of the Women and Foreign Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Citizens’ Committee for Children.