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English firm of art auctioneers and appraisers, one of the largest clearinghouses in the world for art objects of all kinds. Founded in 1766 by James Christie, it has locations all over the world.


See M. C. Marillier, Christie's, 1766–1925 (1926); D. Sutton, Christie's since the War, 1945–1958 (1959).

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He was interrupted by the pressure of Christie's fingers on his arm and a subdued exclamation from Jessie, who was staring down the street.
Carr had remained uneasily watching Christie's shadowed face.
Carr's escape and Christie's uneasiness, Jessie, who had been examining the details of the living-room, broke in upon this conversation.
It is due to no accident that when one of his most important works, The Woman of Samaria ,[4] was sold at Christie's shortly after the discussion which followed the publication of Mr.
[4] This was described in Christie's catalogue as follows: "A nude woman, a native of the Society Islands, is lying on the ground beside a brook.
"Be so good as to write to Christie's for me, and ask them to send down a valuer to go through the pictures."
FILE-The Statue held for sale in Christie's NY CAIRO - 8 April 2019: Christie's Auction and Private Sales in New York is holding an auction entitled "Antiques", which includes many antiquities dating back to ancient Egypt, in addition to antiquities from the Roman Era.
A candid, riveting book and a successful promotional tour could have laid the groundwork for Christie's political comeback by positioning him as a strong contender for a U.S.
Summary: Auction powerhouse Christie's posts record revenues worth $6.85 billion
For the first time in its 251 -year history, Christie's is opening the doors to a gallery space devoted solely to the sale of luxury residential real estate, working with the Erin Boisson Aries team.