The 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture & Works of Art Department specialises in European decorative arts dating from the second quarter of the 19th century to the early-20th century.
Having held specialist 19th-century decorative arts sales since 1984, Christie’s position as an historic leader in the category is unrivalled. Christie’s is the only international auction house with a dedicated team of specialists in both our London and New York salerooms.
The enduring popularity and collectability of 19th-century decorative arts internationally is due to its diverse and eclectic styles and the superior technical virtuosity of the century’s top makers. Our specialised sales include palatial furniture and objects by top Parisian ébénistes such as François Linke, Alfred Beurdeley, Henry Dasson and Joseph-Emmanuel Zwiener. Christie’s 19th century specialists additionally offer expertise in a myriad of ‘niche’ collecting categories, such as antique decorations by Edward F. Caldwell & Co., as well as marble and bronze sculpture by the French and Italian schools.