South Kensington – Following the introduction of Christie’s Buy or Bid in November 2014, Christie’s South Kensington presents another opportunity to shop for elegant objects d’art and quirky curios for the home, for a fixed price and during a fixed period. Handpicked by our specialists and Mary Portas, ‘Queen of Shops’, the selection of 41 unique and unusual lots allows both existing clients and those who don’t usually buy at auction to experience Christie’s. Acquire something different for the home, with pieces to appeal to both antique and contemporary tastes. The range includes everything from clocks and lamps, to furniture, silver and porcelain with fixed prices starting at £1,560 and ranging up to £10,400.

This is a new retail experience at Christie’s South Kensington, in addition to our regular auction schedule. From 3pm BST on 8 May until 3pm BST on 27 May shoppers can view and buy art, furniture and objects, both in the Old Brompton Road saleroom or via the website at Christie’s Buy or Bid offers clients the opportunity to buy at a fixed price, inclusive of charges and VAT. Any lots in the selection which are not purchased during this fixed period will be available to bid on in the Interiors Style & Spirit auction at Christie’s South Kensington on 2 June where they will be priced with auction estimates. Christie’s South Kensington is open 7 days a week for anyone to browse the selection and purchase from 8 May.

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About Christie’s

Founded in 1766, Christie’s is a world-leading art and luxury business. Renowned and trusted for its expert live and online auctions, as well as its bespoke private sales, Christie’s offers a full portfolio of global services to its clients, including art appraisal, art financing, international real estate and education. Christie’s has a physical presence in 46 countries, throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific, with flagship international sales hubs in New York, London, Hong Kong, Paris and Geneva. It also is the only international auction house authorized to hold sales in mainland China (Shanghai).

Christie’s auctions span more than 80 art and luxury categories, at price points ranging from $200 to over $100 million. Christie’s has sold 8 of the 10 most important single-owner collections in history, including the Paul G. Allen Collection—the most valuable collection ever offered at auction (November 2022). In recent years, Christie’s has achieved the world record price for an artwork at auction (Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, 2017), for a 20th century artwork (Andy Warhol’s Shot Sage Blue Marilyn, 2022) and for a work by a living artist (Jeff Koons’ Rabbit, 2019). 

Christie’s Private Sales offers a seamless service for buying and selling art, jewellery and watches outside of the auction calendar, working exclusively with Christie’s specialists at a client’s individual pace.

Recent innovations at Christie’s include the groundbreaking sale of the first NFT for a digital work of art ever offered at a major auction house (Beeple’s Everydays, March 2021), with the unprecedented acceptance of cryptocurrency as a means of payment. As an industry leader in digital innovation, Christie’s also continues to pioneer new technologies that are redefining the business of art, including use of hologram technology to tour life-size 3D objects around the world, and the creation of viewing and bidding experiences that integrate augmented reality, global livestreaming, buy-now channels, and hybrid sales formats. 

Christie’s is dedicated to advancing responsible culture throughout its business and communities worldwide, including achieving sustainability through net zero carbon emissions by 2030, and actively using its platform in the art world to amplify under-represented voices and support positive change.

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