Three-thousand, three-thousand-two-hundred for the gentleman in the back… three-thousand-five-hundred for you, madam… three-thousand-eight-hundred on the phone. Four-thousand from an online bidder.
Bidding amounts fly in rapid succession. The eyes of the auctioneer dart from one end of the room to the other, never missing a bid. The mood is electrifying. Finally, the gavel comes down with a thud. Sold!
This is a daily scenario in Christie's salerooms worldwide. As the world's leading fine art auctioneer, Christie's has sold fine art, furniture, jewelry and wine since James Christie conducted the first sale in London on 5 December 1766.
Since then, Christie's has grown and diversified to become the world's leading art business holding sales in more than 80 categories, including all areas of the fine and decorative arts, jewelry, fine wines and collectibles.
While we are famous for selling works of art for record breaking prices, many of the items offered in our salerooms are very affordable.
Whether you're new to Christie's or you're already a seasoned buyer, we provide you with the services and tools to decide what to buy and how to buy it. Auctions are open to the public. There is no admission fee.
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How to Sell
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