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Christie, Manson and Woods

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of 8, King Street, St. James's Square, London, S.W.

Auctioneers

Established about 1766 by James Christie (the first), whose Auction Room was originally situated on the south side of Pall Mall, next to Schomberg House. (Present Address since 1823.) Partnership SuccessionR (1) Christie & Ansell, 1784-1797; (2) James Christie (the second), who was a Greek scholar as well as an eminent connoisseur in art and antiquities (d. 1831); (3) Christie & Manson, 1831-1859 (George Henry Christie, d. 1887); (4) Christie, Manson & Woods, since 1859 (James H. B. Christie, Thomas H. Woods, Edward Manson). In 1889 James H. B. Christie retired.

1914 Present Partners: Lancelot Hannon, Walter Agnew, William Burn Anderson. Business: Sales by Auction of Fine Art Property. The firm's Auction Rooms have long been world-famous in this connection, and have been the scene of Sales of many noted Collections of Pictures and Works of Art during the last and the present century.

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