The Deutsch family have an illustrious history in the art and antiques trade in Austria, and have been trading in fine art, antiques and antiquities since the late 19th century. After the losses of the Second World War, they were able to reopen two dealerships: one in the heart of historic Vienna, and the other in London's Kensington. In the early 1970s Friedrich Deutsch was among the founders of the Art Exhibition fair at the Royal Palace in Vienna, and he he opened Austria's first private auction house since the prewar period. He was also the first President of the Austrian Association of Certificated Art Experts.
Since 1985 Paul Deutsch has led the Deutsch Auktionen sales at their premises at 13 Dorotheergasse, Vienna. He is also official auctioneer to the state exhibition at Chateau Halbturn, a member of the Viennese Antique Dealer Association (CINOA), and participated in the West German Art Fair.
Deutsch Auktionen conducts auctions of the finest quality European decorative and fine arts, including painting, marquetry, silverware and porcelain.