Christie’s to close South Kensington sale room

March 27, 2017

Christie’s is closing its South Kensington (CSK) branch, which has orchestrated its lower value sales for over 40 years. The auction house will also be changing its sales offering in Amsterdam. 

The news reflects a shift in sales to Asia and the American West Coast. The emphasis now is on building up services in China and Los Angeles, and investing in the Internet with online only sales replacing the live sales at CSK. 

Ten years ago online sales did not exist, today the landscape has changed and online sales are building every year – especially for low value lots and collectable areas. 

"We are not withdrawing from London; or from different specialist areas – we are adapting for the future," said a spokesman for Christie’s. 

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