English Furniture & Works of Art

Featuring such renowned makers as William Kent, Thomas Chippendale and Matthew Boulton, Christie’s offerings of Chinese Export wares, English furniture and works of art cover a wide range of design periods and regions, including Ireland and Scotland.


In addition to our Exceptional sale and The Collector sale, we showcase single-owner collections and themed auctions such as in 2018 that marked the tercentenary of the birth of Thomas Chippendale. Christie’s also holds several auctions dedicated to English country homes — large and small — which frequently provide rich resources for collectors, dealers and decorators seeking classic English styles.


Christie’s has realised numerous record prices for English furniture, including the Anglesey desk (1993), the Dundas armchairs (2008) and the Kenure Cabinet (2008), reflecting both our trustworthy expertise and our long-standing relationships with both sellers and buyers. 

Decorative Arts at Christie’s

Across our London, New York and Paris salerooms, Christie’s offers decorative arts from antique to modern, in curated sales designed to appeal to both new and seasoned collectors. These include The Exceptional Sale, presenting museum quality pieces; The Collector sales, offering a tailored selection of works of art, porcelain, silver, gold boxes, portrait miniatures and furniture for connoisseurs; Interiors sales in New York, featuring contemporary and classic pieces for the home; Private Collection sales, showcasing the collecting passions of iconic figures, tastemakers, private collectors and interior designers; and Art of China online sales that include select groups of Chinese ceramics and works of art made for the export market at accessible price points appealing to new and existing collectors.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss buying or selling within this category at Christie’s.

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