Christine Eisenberg is Bonhams Representative in Southern California. Since joining the company in 2003, she opened and established Bonhams office in Newport Beach, Calif.
Eisenberg has extensive experience working in the auction world. She is also a member of Bonhams International Motoring Network.
Prior to joining Bonhams, she owned an antique and fine art gallery, and also represented Brooks Motor Car Auctions, which eventually became Bonhams. In 1984, she joined an international auction house in business development and was also a member of the Motor Department. During the 12 years that she was with this company, she brought in consignments of more than $60 million in sales, along with many buyers.
In 1978, she opened the first West Coast office of a UK-based auction house. The office was the first branch office in the history of the company to turn a profit in its first year of business. During this time, she brought in a consignment of a collection of classic cars and organized the sale that brought record prices, including a 1936 Mercedes Benz Special Roadster that sold for $400,000 – the highest price paid for any car at that time. The auction received international press and Eisenberg was invited to Mercedes-Benz Headquarters in Stuttgart. While at Mercedes Benz, she suggested the idea of a commercial for Mercedes Benz using a reenactment of the selling of the record priced Mercedes Benz at the auction. The commercial was made and shown on prime time television across the US. During her tenure at the London-based auction house, she founded the US Car Department and won two awards for posters she designed for sales, including "The Best Poster of the Year."
Eisenberg has written articles for many publications, including "Connoisseur," "Collectors' Cars," "Old Cars Weekly" and "Coast Car Collector."
Her past affiliations include serving on the Board of Directors for the Baxter Art Gallery, Cal Tech, Pasadena, Calif.; the International Visitors to Los Angeles; and Friends of the Gamble House, Pasadena. She was also the First President of Friends of Cal Tech Libraries.