The Wiener Versatz- und Fragamt (pawn and inquiry office) Annagasse 20 / Seilerstätte 30 in the present-day 1st district of Vienna was founded by Emperor Joseph I on 14 March 1707. Its main activity was to provide loans against security, with the proceeds going to the poorhouse fund.

In July 1919 the antiques dealers and brothers Samuel (1873 – deported 1942) and Maximilian (1881–1952) Glückselig, together with the businessman August Wärndorfer (1865–1940), founded Auktionshaus für Altertümer Glückselig &a

In the official documents, there are three businesses registered under the name Albert Kende in the time before the annexation of Austria, starting in 1904.

From 1941 to 1976, Ferdinand Josef Nagler owned the art and auction house at Kärntnerstraße 4 in Vienna's 1st district expropriated from its Jewish owner

On 1 August 1940, the Reich Ministry of the Interior issued a decree ordering the Vienna Gestapo to expropriate the assets and property stored with transport companies or in public warehouses of emigrated Jews who came under the provisions regarding the annulment of German citiz