London, 4 – 14 December


Classic Week at Christie’s London totalled £87,567,500 across 14 auctions this December.

Amongst the highlights was a rare drawing by Lucas van Leyden, which sold for £11,483,750 in Old Masters/New Scholars, soaring past its pre-sale estimate to set a new artist auction record. World auction record prices were achieved for significant Old Master artists, including Frans Hals and Judith Leyster, alongside the second highest price for Pieter Brueghel the Younger. Classic Week also saw exceptional results for collections, with The Eric Albada Jelgersma Collection Sale selling 91% by lot and 92% by value. Explore the individual sale results for Classic Week further below.

We are now accepting consignments for our 2019 Classic Week sales in New York and London. Please do not hesitate to contact us for a free and confidential valuation, or to simply discuss the market.

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