About Us

RCB Auctions is Thailand’s premier antiques and art auction house. We commenced operation on July 26, 1985, with Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, daughter of King Bhumibol Adulyadej Rama IX, who graciously presided over the opening ceremony. For over 36 years, RCB Auctions has earned a reputation as Thailand’s premier antiques and art auction house.

The management team’s expertise is supplemented by a select group of advisors; themselves authorities from academia in the faculties of fine arts, South Asian history, and Buddhism. Together with collectors who have traded in Thai and South Asian antiques for 50 years, the team authenticates artefacts which go under the hammer. Some of our advisors are professors of Thailand Universities. RCB Auctions’ particular specialty is in Sino-Thai porcelain known as Benjarong, Chinese porcelain, silver, nielloware and traditional Thai art. Experts in the field of Thai contemporary art join the advisory in 2021.

Early Years

July 26, 1985
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn graciously presided over the grand opening of Riverside Auction House and the exhibition and auction of antiques and works of art.

1985
A donation of 300,000 Baht was presented to Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn for the Sai Jai Thai Foundation.

1986
The one million Baht raised at the first anniversary Grand Auction was donated to the Royal Park Project Foundation.

1987
A donation to the Ministry of Interior and Provincial Governors for the construction of a national library In Nakhon Ratchasima in honour of H.M. King Rama IX’s 60th Birthday.

1988
Charitable gem and jewelry auction was held to raise funds for various projects under the royal patronage of H.M. King Rama IX.

 

 

 

Recent Years

Since then
In keeping with our promise to promote art and culture, major exhibitions of rare antiquities, magnificent objets d’art, important historical photographs, beautiful paintings and sculptural works by contemporary Thai and foreign artists, are regularly held in RCB’s Auction Room. These promotional events are organized for Thais and foreigners to gain an appreciation of the historical and cultural heritage of Thailand and the region.

Today
In 2021, live and timed auctions of art and artefacts go under the hammer to more than 3 million collectors from around the world on the Invaluable platform with opportunities to bid on antiques and art from Thailand and across the region.

Our Team Members

Domechai Buddawong

Auction Manager

Chalunta Iemsaad

Senior Auction Coordinator

Phatravan Anansiriprapha

Auction Coordinator

Nongnapas Julintron

Research Assistant