Bruun Rasmussen

Danish saleroom Bruun Rasmussen was established in Copenhagen in 1948 by Arne Bruun Rasmussen and remained a family-owned business for over seven decades, with his son Jesper becoming chairman in 1985.

In March 2022 it was announced that it had been acquired by Bonhams.

Bruun Rasmussen's headquarters is in Copenhagen’s Nordhavn district, but it also runs live auctions and previews from a separate premises in the city’s Bredgade, and has a further space for online auctions in Jutland.


Auctioneer Jesper Bruun Rasmussen

Watch auction of Chinese vase making house-record at Denmark’s Bruun Rasmussen

15 December 2016

Copenhagen auction house Bruun Rasmussen posted a house record when an early Ming fruit meiping vase was knocked down at Dkr12m (£1.37m) – the highest price for any piece of porcelain ever sold at auction in Denmark.

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Scandinavian style, exclusive design

14 April 2014

The uncompromising Danish furniture designer/carpenter Peder Moos (1906-91) carefully hand-crafted virtually all his distinctive furniture.

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French cabinet at Copenhagen auction

11 February 2014

This 19th century French ormolu-mounted boulle side cabinet is attributed to the Paris-based ébéniste-marqueteur Mathieu Befort (1813-80).

From a golden age, a house painter called Sally

18 September 2002

ONE of the more unusual characters of the so-called ‘Golden Age’ of Danish art was Sally Henriques (1815-1886). Firstly, contrary to what the name might suggest, Sally was a man. Secondly he was Jewish. And thirdly he painted for just four years from 1841-45 before becoming – in a neat reversal of the career of Georges Braque – a house painter.

Juhl in the Danish crown

12 September 2002

DENMARK: The modern design session of Bruun-Rasmussen’s (25% buyer’s premium incl. VAT) mixed 5-day sale from August 5–9 included a smattering of pieces from each of the big Scandinavian names: Just Anderson, Axel Salto, Poul Henningsen, Hans J. Wegner, Mogens Koch and Kaare Klint all put in an appearance, but the main focus was on Finn Juhl.

Scandinavian taste in design strengthens

22 March 2002

DENMARK: Given the continuing vogue for Scandinavian interiors, it comes as no surprise that the first modern art and design auction to be held by Danish auctioneers Bruun Rasmussen (25% buyer’s premium including VAT) in Århus last month on February 12, met with very favourable results.

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