Christiaan van Rechteren Art & Antiques

Experience

 

 I started in the antiques business in 1996 working for Christie's in Amsterdam. I worked in the furniture department starting as cataloguer and leaving as head of department in 2015. During this time I have been able to build up a wealth of experience travelling extensively throughout Europe for valuations and sales. Through Christie's I handled an incredibly diverse amount of objects ranging from medieval sculpture to Historicist furniture. The last five years were perhaps the most interesting as we sold furniture, works of art including clocks, but also silver, ceramics and glass and asian art through one sale platform.

After leaving Christie's I have worked as a consultant for Christie's and independant valuer. In 2016 I completed the valuation for insurance for Twickel, possibly the largest stately home in the Netherlands with over 40,000 objects in its collection. 

Services

 

I am avalaible for valuations of your collection for insurance, sale or sucession.

 

I can help with the process of selling a single object or a collection privately or through a saleroom.

 

If you do not have experience buying through auction this can be a difficult process. Condition and restoration costs need to be factored in before proceeding to bid on a lot. I can help you find and buy art and antiques through auction or from dealers. I also have good contacts with restorers.

 

Other Activities

 

Christiaan van Rechteren heeft een jarenlange ervaring in het samenstellen van catalogi voor Christie’s, daarnaast was hij altijd nauw betrokken bij de fotografie ter plaatse en in de studio, en heeft hij een ruime ervaring als amateur fotograaf. Deze ervaring in combinatie met zijn interesse in interieurs maakt het mogelijk om tegen scherpe prijzen professionele fotoboeken van uw interieur te maken, vaak in combinatie met het exterieur en de tuin of park. Ook een catalogus van de collectie is mogelijk.