Buying with Christie
Buying guide

Buying privately

Christie’s Private Sales is a service for buying fine art and objects outside of the auction room. We use our global specialist network to connect buyers and sellers and broker sales between them. It’s a discreet, bespoke service which offers plenty of flexibility — for example, perhaps the regular auction calendar doesn’t suit your schedule, or you'd like to buy an item without the public platform of an auction.

Although we call it ‘private sales’, it’s not always strictly so. We display some works publicly on our website — all available for immediate purchase — and host regular selling exhibitions that anyone can visit.
Private sales

Find what you love

Christie’s offers private sales year-round in  all the categoriesin which we also conduct auctions. There are a few ways to discover items:

  • Browse our online gallery by category for works available for immediate purchase. If you’re interested in an item, click ‘Request price’ to get in touch with a specialist for more information.
  • Visit one of our thematic selling exhibitions, staged throughout the year in our salerooms around the world.
  • Have something specific in mind? Contact a Private Sales specialist to discuss your requirements.

Pay and arrange shipping

Once our specialists have sourced the object or work of art you wish to purchase, we will send you an invoice, payment instructions and a shipping quote based on your shipping preferences. We accept wire transfers, bank drafts or cashier's orders, cash or checks. Under certain circumstances, some Christie's salerooms may accept payment by credit card.

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