Often exchanged as gifts between royalty and aristocracy, gold boxes and objects of vertu are exquisite examples of European craftsmanship. Christie’s is the market leader in this field and offers some of the finest English and Continental gold boxes and objects of vertu from the 17th century to the mid-19th century spanning a range of styles and materials, from mother of pearl to enamel.
Decorative Arts at Christie’s
Across our London, New York and Paris salerooms, Christie’s offers decorative arts from antique to modern, in curated sales designed to appeal to both new and seasoned collectors. These include The Exceptional Sale, presenting museum quality pieces; The Collector sales, offering a tailored selection of works of art, porcelain, silver and furniture for connoisseurs; Interiors sales, featuring contemporary and classic pieces for the home; and Private Collection sales, showcasing the collecting passions of iconic figures, tastemakers, private collectors and interior designers.
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