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It is in Cheverny that was auctioned an exceptional cabinet that belonged to Cardinal Mazarin (1602-1661). After being rediscovered by SVV Rouillac in early 2013, the object of inestimable value was sold to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam for £4,5 million on June 9. This chest with impressive dimensions» Read more
Famous worldwide for its clocks creations and in particular watches include the most known the Reverso, the Jaeger-LeCoultre produces the famous Atmos clock with a perpetual motion for 85 years.» Read more
René Jules Lalique (1860-1945) is one of the most famous jewellers and
glassmakers of the movements Art Nouveau and Art Deco. His name is
today one of the most prestigious for luxury in the world.» Read more
Zao Wou-Ki, one of the greatest French-Chinese painters of the second half of the twentieth century, died a few weeks ago at the age of 92.» Read more
Elegant and practical, luxurious and easy to wear the Birkin handbag by
Hermès represents the height of the female class. Since its creation in
1984, the model was so successful that it became a symbol of the
brand. Let’s lift the veil on this timeless accessory.» Read more
Of all the major sculptors of his time, Charles Cordier (1827-1905) is certainly one whose style and art stand out the most.» Read more
From £200 to £120 000, the prices of his works are vary wide. Major player in the Figuration Libre of the 1980s, Combas is always an artist popular of the French contemporary art market.» Read more
Luxury objects from their origin, wanted by kings, princes and nobles in the sixteenth century, the works of art produced in Sicily in Trapani continue to appreciated by collectors and curators.» Read more
Poetic objects with bright light and reflections lacquer panels are used in
the decorative arts from the eighteenth century to adorn precious
furniture. Their opalescence and depth have poetic and meditative
properties so fascinating for Europeans.» Read more
King of the auctions, Felix Ziem remains a relatively unknown artist to
the public. He knew a quick notoriety and unusual fact: one of his
paintings enters in the Louvre during his lifetime.» Read more
The design is popular! This is the right time to sell. Do not hesitate to ask
us about the value of your items. Online valuations are free.» Read more
For just over a month, all the specialists and curators in old masters
questioned the paternity of a painting sold by Sotheby's Olympia
(London) in December 2006. The debate focuses on the author of the
painting and therefore its value: £50,000 or £10 million.» Read more
Precious objects born from the collaboration of a clockmaker and a bronze maker, animal’s clocks are very popular items since the eighteenth century.» Read more
Whether to sell, or insure your old or modern paintings, objects or furniture it is necessary to know the value at a given time to avoid disappointment.» Read more
Icon design, the Transat is still very popular. It is said that one of its first editions has been sold for more than one million.» Read more
Remember, November 30, 2010, we announced a porcelain vase Qianlong period was within the top 10 of the world's most expensive art pieces with a selling price before buyer premium of £43 M . Rebound, it is only recently that the sale found its final conclusion and the stratospheric price obtained by the porcelain has» Read more
France had previously many earthenware factories known throughout
Europe such as Nevers, Strasbourg, Marseille or Moustier. But the
oldest of them is Rouen showcase for the French way of life from the
Renaissance to the mid-nineteenth century.» Read more
Painter recognized by fans and collectors of paintings, but unknown to the general public, Eugène Boudin (1824-1898) captivates and enchants with his seaside skies.
Let’s focus in this artist and his influence on some big names of Impressionism.» Read more
The frames, decorative instrument, change over the centuries. To understand and recognize its style, it is interesting to browse its history.
Originally, simple built of wood, the frame becomes a work of art in itself that combines delicacy with the work of the sculpture and gilding.» Read more
In this period of stock market uncertainty, sluggish property market and increases in taxes, it may be relevant for amateur and investors to diversify its assets in art whatsoever by buying an old painting or modern sculpture or antique furniture.
But what are the advantages, in France, of this type of asset» Read more