Private & Iconic Collections

Since its foundation in 1766, Christie’s has staged some of the most noteworthy sales of private collections in history. Most recently, The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller in New York shattered world records for the highest ever total for a single collection, whilst London’s auction of The Personal Collection of Audrey Hepburn attracted global media attention. We have sold the property of Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Rivers, Yves Saint Laurent and Cecil Beaton, alongside several Royal auctions, numerous celebrated country house sales, the jewels of Madame du Barry in 1793 and the 40-day Stowe sale in 1848.

Christie's has led the market over the past five years for property of both modest and high value. We have a global specialist team dedicated solely to the management, promotion and execution of complex multi-category single owner collections, estates and iconic property, across all genres. We combine careful sale planning with creative marketing strategies and bespoke exhibition design to ensure that each collection achieves results many times above the original estimate, making Christie’s the auction house of choice to bring collections to market.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for a free and confidential valuation of your collection.

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