After you have paid for your property, the final step is to make arrangements for collection and shipping.
For winning bids from live and online-only sales, you can choose to arrange shipping through Christie’s approved shippers, arrange your own carrier or collect your purchases in person.
Christie’s has partnered with several fine art shippers in each sale location. If you would like to ship through Christie’s approved shippers, in most cases an immediate quote will be available to view through your online account. However, in certain circumstances, a bespoke shipping quote may be more suitable for your purchase, which can be provided by your Post-Sale Coordinator.
If you proceed with the Christie’s shipping quote available at online checkout, items are usually delivered within 7-14 business days of payment clearance, and once the delivery information is confirmed, you will receive an email with a confirmation number to track the status of your delivery. If you have any questions about delivery or you require special assistance, please contact us prior to checkout.
After the sale, some property may be removed to an offsite storage warehouse. The location of your lot can be confirmed with your Post-Sale Coordinator or will be listed in your initial email with your invoice. Please refer to the Storage Conditions. Collection is only available at the Christie’s location that is in possession of the property.
When purchasing in New York, if you arrange for your own shipper to collect your purchase, applicable New York sales tax will be due prior to release of the property regardless of the delivery location. An invoice inclusive of applicable NY sales tax can be provided when you select this shipping option during online checkout or by your Post-Sale Coordinator.
If you intend to export your purchases, you may require an export and/or CITES permit (this will be noted on your invoice). For any further questions or information on your shipping arrangements, please visit our FAQs and Glossary, or contact your Post-Sale Coordinator.
Note: Please always refer to the conditions of sale in the back of the relevant sale catalogue for a live auction or online for any online only auction.