Request an Auction Estimate

Step 1: Tell us about your item

Complete one form per item for review

Step 2: Upload photos and documents

Documents are optional, but we’ll need at least three photographs of your item

Step 3: Review and submit

Log in or create an account to submit your item for review – we’ll be in touch soon

Frequently asked questions

The first step to selling with Christie’s is to submit up to three images and additional information to our complimentary online auction estimate service. Auction estimates will be provided for items for which Christie’s has a category of sale and which meet our minimum consignment value.
Christie's is pleased to offer provisional auction estimates free of charge for items which we consider appropriate for auction. We regret that we do not provide auction estimates for items which are of a type or value that is typically not sold in Christie’s auctions.
For this service, our specialists require the following information for each item: - Clear colour images (front, back and detail of signature or maker’s mark) - A detailed description including medium/material and dimensions - Provenance (the history of the item and how it was acquired) - Artist or Maker (if known)
If you submit your item for review with us you are under no obligation to sell with Christie's.
We ask that you submit one item per form, with a maximum request of six total items per week. Should the amount of items you wish to submit exceed this limit, then we recommend that you contact Estates, Appraisals & Valuation Services .
Please expect a response within 4–6 weeks. We will carefully review your submission, and, if your item is suitable for a Christie’s sale, will then provide an estimate and recommendations on the best way to sell it.
Property submitted to this service must be owned outright by the party seeking an estimate of value.
Before consigning your item, we will contact you to discuss all terms and conditions. Christie’s charges a single Seller’s Commission rate for the services we provide. It is calculated on each item as a fixed percentage based on the eventual hammer price at auction. This rate includes marketing costs and insurance cover (except for sales of wine, where marketing and insurance are charged separately). If your item sells for over the high estimate we agree with you, there will also be an additional 2% Performance Commission fee.
Christie's does not provide authentication services.
Christie’s does not have a restoration service and therefore we are unable to provide estimates for damaged property or repairs.
Should you have authentication or appraisal paperwork, please feel free to submit these documents along with your request, however Christie's does not require this information prior to the initial review.
Please visit Christie's Department Directory to review the categories Christie's offers for sale.
Christie's auction estimates are statements of opinion only and shall not be relied upon by you or any third party as a prediction or guarantee of the actual selling price. Christie's makes no representations or warranties with respect to the property, its authenticity, attribution, condition, or otherwise. Furthermore, Christie's auction estimates are intended solely for the use of the owner of the property and only for the purpose of considering whether to consign the property to Christie's. It may not be used by the owner for any other purpose, or by any third party for any purpose whatsoever, nor may it be published.
Once we have determined that your item is appropriate for auction, our specialists will discuss the location and sale date with you to ensure the strongest bidding.
Once we have determined that your item is appropriate for auction, our specialists will discuss shipping options with you.
All estimates are provisional and subject to revision on personal examination by a specialist. Property submitted under this service must be owned outright by the party seeking an estimate of value.
As Christie's sells art from the secondary market only, we are not able to consign work from individual artists or their representatives. The secondary market constitutes galleries, dealers, or previous owners of works for which Christie's has a market. The primary market, which is defined as the artists or producers of objects themselves, is not engaged by Christie's as a source of consignment.
Once we have determined that your item is suitable for auction, our specialists will agree a reserve price with you for each item. This will be an amount that we both agree we will not sell your item below during the auction. This amount must be equal to, or lower than the low estimate, and will not be published.
We recommend submitting information and images through our auction estimate request service. Once we have determined whether your item is appropriate for auction, our specialists will be in touch. Alternatively, we regularly hold valuation days for our Jewellery, Watches and Handbags & Accessories categories – check the global Valuation Days schedule for more information.

How to sell at Christie's

Christie’s can guide you through the entire auction process. Once we have determined that your property is appropriate for sale at auction, our specialists will arrange every detail, from establishing estimates to cataloguing your property and marketing it to prospective buyers worldwide.

Watch our video for a quick tutorial on how to sell at Christie’s or view our step-by-step selling guide.