Christie's, 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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