Christie's operates a sliding scale of commission rates based on combined annual sales of property. The consignor may also be charged for marketing, restoration, shipping, handling and other services.
For auctions outside the United States, VAT (value added tax) may be due on such fees.
Commission rates vary in Christie's salerooms in Europe and Asia, while Christie's Paris offers the choice of an all-inclusive rate that includes a marketing fee and freight charges.
Other commission rates apply for the trade and non-profit institutions. Please contact the saleroom of your choice for further details.