Decorative Arts Private Sales

As the historic auction house for the most exceptional Furniture and Works of art, Christie’s provides access to a global network of collectors and an extensive inventory of works for Private Sales. Our diverse resources allow our leading experts to match buyers and sellers through this tailored service available at any time throughout the year.

Christie’s specialists are available for appointments and hold private selling exhibitions worldwide, displaying a wide selection of museum quality Furniture, Sculpture and Works of Art with prestigious provenances.

This bespoke service is strictly confidential, from the moment you engage our help to the day a contract is signed. In addition, Private Sales offers you flexibility to transact throughout the year and the certainty of a fixed price.

We invite you to contact us for confidential discussions should you wish to purchase or sell works through the Furniture and Works of art Private Sales team.

Available for Private Sale

Browse a selection of works currently available for Private Sale

  • A Louis XIV black and gilt japanned cabinet-on-stand
    Circa 1680

    Decorated overall with hunting scenes in black and gilt japanning with aventurine and mother-of-pearl inlays, the principle scene depicted “Prince and the Bird”, the doors enclosing a fitted interior with various drawer arrangements around a niche, the carved and gilded base with herm supports joined by a stretcher, on claw and ball feet.

    Previously in the Jose Leite da Cunha Martins Barbot de Azevedo Mavigne Collection, Porto, Portugal

    Price upon request

  • A large North European ormolu and crystal-glass eight-light chandelier

    Circa 1850

    The acanthus-clad corona supporting a central stiff-leaf cast stem, the top section issuing 'C'-scrolls terminating in rosettes and anthemion, the lower section supporting undulating acanthus-clad candle-arms above scrolls terminating in cornucopia and a berried boss, hung to each tier with cut-crystal glass beaded garlands and droplets, fitted for electricity 52 in. (132 cm.) high; 41 cm. (104 cm.) diameter

    Price upon request

  • A set of four Imperial giltwood pliants

    By Jacob-Desmalter, after a design by Bernard Poyet
    circa 1805

    Delivered in 1805 for the reception of Emperor Napoleon I held by the Corps Legislatif following his coronation. Château de Saint-Cloud, presumably moved in the 19th Century.

    Price upon request