About Sandton Auctioneers

Sandton Auctioneers, founded in 1982, is the principal firm of Fine Art Auctioneers based in Johannesburg, South Africa specialising in the appraisal and sale of art, antiques, investment carpets and fine and rare objects in all collecting categories including rare bronzes, silver and marble statuettes.

The firm is family owned and founded by Mehdi Khansefid who is a descendant of a long line of Persian Carpet Dealers in Persia and his son Ali Khansefid trained by his father, today heads the company as CEO.

Ali is closely involved in the business and strives to provide personal service for consignors and bidders.

While Sandton Auctioneers has now grown to become a premier regional auction house with both buyers and consignors spanning South Africa and the globe, the primary driving force behind the company’s success remains a commitment to one-on-one relationships with its clients.

Sandton Auctioneers offer their National and International clientele diverse material in a wide range of prices, appealing equally to advanced and new collectors.
In South Africa alone we have been instrumental in marketing emerging artists from the previously disadvantaged communities and have also been privileged to take our auctions to the people in the different disadvantaged communities so as to bring an awareness for art and collectable investment for this plethora of new collectors.

Consignors can rely on expert and comprehensive marketing to ensure that top prices are achieved, and buyers can rely upon Sandton Auctioneers reputation for integrity and the hands on guidance provided by the company’s internationally experienced specialist staff and advisors.

Sandton Auctioneers has a dedicated full time staff as well as an adjunct of consultants in various special areas who enhance our reputation for quality.
Sandton Auctioneers is a level 4 BBBEE contributor with 100% procurement recognition and a value added supplier.