The European Furniture & Works of Art department specialises in European furniture and objects as well as clocks, ceramics, glass, Chinese export and tapestries that span from the 17th to the 19th century. Our international team of specialists in London, Paris and New York have overseen a variety of high-profile and landmark sales, including Masterpieces from a Rothschild Collection, totalling £23.8 million in London; The Private Collection of Jayne Wrightsman in New York; and the collections of Karl Lagerfeld, Hubert de Givenchy and Yves Saint-Laurent & Pierre Bergé in Paris and Monaco. The department was responsible for the record-breaking sale of The Badminton Cabinet that achieved £19 million in 2004 — the most expensive decorative work of art ever to be sold at auction.
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.
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