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Christie’s to Close a London Salesroom and Scale Back in Amsterdam

LONDON — Facing the challenges of a

in Europe, Christie’s, the international auction house, said Wednesday that it intends to close its secondary South Kensington salesroom here at the end of the year and scale back its operation in Amsterdam. The proposed changes, part of a companywide review, could bring the layoffs of 250 employees, or 12 percent of the total work force, based mainly in Britain and Europe.

cooling market

CSK, as the west London venue is known, has been

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