Christine de Schaetzen

Christine de Schaetzen is Head of Bonhams Brussels, responsible for developing the network of buyers and sellers in Belgium and Luxembourg.

Since June 2018, Christine has also been assigned as a Modern & Contemporary Art specialist, taking an active role in the London auctions of both the Impressionist & Modern Art and Post-War & Contemporary Art departments.

Christine has significant art market experience, first gained from the gallery sector in Brussels and later from a German international auction house. This encompasses evaluating private collections, sourcing important works from a network of primarily Belgian and Luxembourg collectors, and working closely with clients to develop trusted relationships.

Christine joined Bonhams in 2015, and in 2017 achieved the most successful year in the Belgian office's 15-year history. Other highlights include selling the Jongen-Schleiper Collection of Tibetan thangkas for over £2M in May 2016, estimated at £500,000, as well as private collections of signed jewelry (Boucheron, Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari, Cartier). Many works in Bonhams' Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary art sales worldwide have been sourced from Belgian and Luxembourg private collections, and paintings by Francis Picabia, James Ensor, Georg Baselitz and Richard Lin have all achieved world record prices.

Christine holds a Masters' degree in History of Art and has a particular interest in Belgian and international Modern and Post-War & Contemporary art, with artists such as James Ensor, Léon Spilliaert, René Magritte, Marcel Broodthaers, Walter Leblanc, Jef Verheyen and Thierry De Cordier.