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The Louis XIII style developed in France between 1589 and 1660. It is a major period between the Renaissance and the furniture style of Louis the XIVth. During this period, armchairs, chairs, cupboards and cabinets adopt forms that we know. However, Louis XIII furniture are not popular among lovers of antique furniture.» Read more
Two men reknown for their taste, a collection of works and objets d'art unique, five auctions "event, a total of 373.9 million euros, hundreds of world records ... The so called the Sale of the Century seems to have kept all its promises ...» Read more
Eugène Galien Laloue (1854-1941) is an impressionist painter specializing in paintings of Paris during the Belle Epoque. Very prolific artist, he produced some 5,000 paintings and 1,000 works in oil representing Paris but also lanscapes.» Read more
The name Artigas is still not very famous from art lovers. It is often associated with painters and sculptors of Modern Art such as Dufy, Miró, Marquet, on vases, plates glazed earthenware, or sculptures. Who was he? What is his own work? What are his contributions to the art of the twentieth. century? How did he participate in the revival of ceramics' artist?» Read more
Three hundred years ago, appaeared in Paris a new piece of furniture, the commode or chest of drawers. It can be en tombeau, sauteuse, Louis XV or Louis XVI, Empire or Louis-Philippe and usually opened in front by several drawers occasionnaly hidden behind two doors.» Read more
Organizing an auction following a succession, our specialists dicovered among several prints, three original watercolors by the famous painter Charles-Ferdinand de Condamy (1847-1910).» Read more
Whether reading an auction catalog, a book or a specialized article, amateur frequently meets the word "poincon", mark in english, attached to a piece of silverware or jewelry. What do they mean ? Do they have any influence on the price and value of jewelry and silverware on which they are found ?» Read more
« Attribué à Picasso », « de Picasso », « signé Picasso » « portant une signature : Picasso »… are expressions that reflect many different reality. To render these subtleties, it is important to fully understand the language of auctions catalog.» Read more
Chinese ceramics are probably the most beautiful in the world. Fron the Tang first pieces to the late eighteenth century, all those works of art can be regarded as masterpieces, each of which having is own features and caracteristics.» Read more
On December the 4th, the Bonhams sold at auction in London the lot number 153 a sumptuous cabinet dating from 1895, for the record sum of £ 2 036 000. An extraordinary bid for a piece of furniture from the late nineteenth century.» Read more