Private & Iconic Collections

Exceptional prices

  • 1/5

    Mrs Thatcher: Property from the collection Baroness Thatcher

    15 December 2015

    Private Sales

    “The market’s response to these historic sales, both the online-only sale and the traditional auction, was remarkable, with the overall result for the Mrs Thatcher collection far exceeding pre-sale expectations. Clients from all over the world seized this once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire items which gave insights into both the public and private life of Britain’s first female Prime Minister, who was a political giant on the world stage. These sales continue Christie’s long tradition of offering notable private collections, taking place over 200 years after James Christie, founder of Christie’s, negotiated the landmark sale of the magnificent art collection of Great Britain’s first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole to Catherine the Great in 1779.” (Adrian Hume-Sayer, Head of Sale)

    Price realised:

    GBP 4,516,038 

  • 2/5

    Sale 12190

    The Private Collection of President & Mrs Ronald Reagan

    26 September 2016

    Private Sales

    "In Christie’s 250thanniversary year, it’s been an honour and a privilege to offer for sale The Private Collection of President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan. Clients from all over the world took part in this unprecedented opportunity to acquire items that give insight into the public and private life of the nation’s 40th President and First Lady. The market’s response to this landmark collection has been remarkable, with the overall results far exceeding pre-sale expectations." (Brook Hazelton, President Christie's America's)

    Price realised:

    ATS 5,740,625 

  • 3/5

    Sale 16409

    Audrey Hepburn: The Personal Collection

    27 September 2017

    Private Sales

  • 4/5

    Living with Art – A Private European Collection

    9 February 2012

    Private Sales

    "Collectors in today’s art market are no longer constrained to traditional collecting categories and are buying works of art with a focus on aesthetic quality, independent of origin or age. This trend was in great evidence this evening as we saw modern art collectors bidding for tribal art and furniture, and traditional collectors bidding for modern and contemporary pictures. It is a great testament to the vision, quality and taste of this private collection that it attracted such competitive and diverse international bidding at this evening’s sale." (Orlando Rock, Deputy Chairman, Christie’s Europe)

    Price realised:

    GBP 32,845,763 

  • 5/5

    The Spencer House sale

    8 July 2010

    Private Sales

    "Over hundreds of years the Spencer family have amassed one of the finest aristocratic collections in Britain, and we were honoured to have been able to present a small selection at Christie’s. The results reflect the enduring appeal of the Spencer family, and their discerning taste through successive generations.” (Orlando Rock, Deputy Chairman, Christie’s Europe, and Andrew Waters, Head of Private Collection & Country House Sales, London)

    Price realised:

    GBP 4,857,750