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The Regency was the second phase of the classical revival in England after the Chippendale style. The style is popular in the decorative arts around 1795 to 1820, although historically Regency covers the years 1811-1820, which corresponds to the period of Regency of the Prince of Wales, later King George IV. » Read more
To achieve the most lavish gifts of their time, Alexander III and Nicolas II, last Tsar of Russia, involve illustrious silversmith houses in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Often, colorful enamel, precious art objects from the workshops of Faberge or Ovchinnikov: kovsh, table service, vodka, cigarette, easter egg, are offered to the relatives and guests of prestige. For 10 years, these symbols of the splendor of the former Russian empire fetch record prices at auctions. » Read more
In Paris eighteenth century decorative arts, artisans and artists, especially clockmakers, had to constantly renew the forms and decorations. The Louis XVI period was very rich in models of clocks and sources of influence were varied with the discovery of the ruins of Herculaneum and Pompeii. One of the most popular features in Louis XVI style is undoubtedly the skeleton clock usually in ormolu on an oval white marble base. » Read more
Some jewels are made of non-precious metal. Are they therefore not precious jewels? To answer this question the creator of unique jewelry, Salome Osorio, wants to remind us how this gem has established itself over the centuries against his older brother, the high jewelry. » Read more
Thomas Chippendale (1718-17779) is one the most notorious English cabinetmaker and decorator. In 1754, he published a book « The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker's Director » that influenced furniture in England and in United States for centuries.» Read more
Well known from the textile specialist, Heloise Leloir was one of the main drawers of fashion under Napoleon III.» Read more
Whether it's a writing, drum, dining, night, in rag, family or closer to us, alow one, we all own a table. » Read more
From 1,000 to 10,000 euros, have a look at some furniture, bronzes and works of art that you could have bought in our previous auctions.» Read more
The 16th April, the SVV Aguttes sold antiques furniture, works of art and paintings, including a Madonna and Child enthroned, surrounded by St. Jacques and a Holy Bishop, performed in the entourage of Agnolo Gaddi (late fourteenth s). It was sold for € 24,083 (including buyer premium), against an estimation of 20,000 to 30,000 euros. » Read more
Our auction on the 1st May will present many old master and modern paintings, continental furniture and works of art with low estimation. We selected five large wild boar bronzes» Read more
Our auction on the 22nd April will present many books, prints, drawings and old master paintings, continental furniture and works of art with low estimation. We selected few of them for you.» Read more
Of all the components of a patrimoine: equities, property, tax exemption, fine art is certainly the least known. For many years, its benefits are numerous and can not be ignored in wealth management. » Read more
Our antiques furniture and work of art have a hard time in our modern world. Removed, stocked, touched... we are not really gentle with them.» Read more
Two weeks ago, we looked at the Fine Art specialist, his key role in auctions and the guarantees he offers. » Read more
Often under estimated stool are among the seats the one that can create the biggest surprise under the hammer.» Read more
f the auctioneer is a familiar figure from auctions, the fine art specialist for its part does not enjoy the same popularity and its missions and roles within the auction process may appear obscure.» Read more
Many visitors to the art museum Roger Quilliot in Clermont-Ferrand notice this masterpiece. Painted by the famous artist Gustave Dore Satimbanques i> is a work interesting from many points of view ...
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At the beginning of each tapestry, there is first the command of a subject, but then many talented artists and artisans interact.» Read more
In all the cutlery, spoon is the first to emerge from the Paleolithic, it is made of bone or wood. It is not until the fifteenth century that silver spoon develops coincident with the appearance of the fork with which they form what is called a couvert, a fork and a spoon of the same model, the same silversmith and made on the same date. » Read more
The mirrors produced in Venice reflect the elegance and sophistication that reigned in the city of the Doges. The most fantastic exemples are sought after by collectors, dealers and museums.» Read more