Since establishing the first sale dedicated to Orientalist Art in 1998, Christie’s has led the field in this exciting collecting area. The market for Orientalist art has shown extraordinary growth in recent years, driven largely by increased participation of new clients and Christie’s reputation for bringing the finest examples to the market.
Christie’s presents an international platform of the highest quality works with sales of Orientalist art around the world. This was most strongly underlined in the London sale of July 2008 and November 2009, which were both led by single owner collections and realized over £18 million (the highest ever for a sale in the category) and £10.4 million respectively – the latter from a focused masterpiece sale of only 25 lots. We have offered works by Etienne Dinet, Jean-Léon Géröme, Gustav Bauernfeind, and Jacques Majorelle, among others. Our recent sale in Paris, Importante Collection Privée d’art Orientaliste incluant des chefs d’oeuvre d’Etienne Dinet, realised £2,938,468.98.
Christie’s offers dedicated auctions of Orientalist Art in Paris, and also offers works in this category in New York and London.
In addition to our auctions, Christie's Private Sales allow one the flexibility and discretion to buy or sell works of art outside the auction framework. Our specialists work with buyers and sellers alike offering their experience, expertise and unique global reach to quickly identify either the work of art or the potential buyer.