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The 2014 French budget, passed few days ago, made no concessions to art and the art market.
Here is an overview of taxation that awaits you whether it is sales, capital gains or inheritance.» Read more
Martin Parr was born in England in 1952 in a London wealthy family.
Dive as a teenager by a passion for photography, he studied the subject
in Manchester in the 1970s before joining the prestigious Magnum
agency in 1994.
» Read more
Auctions of October were a great success in old masters and modern paintings. Low estimates that have been sprayed or realistic estimates in the light of market have been exceeded.
Back on two sales one in St. Cloud and the other in Orléans that are perfect examples of this trend.» Read more
The legend says that it was after a challenge from his son that Roy
Lichtenstein performs his first painting in 1961 after a drawing of
Mickey. A challenge that will take him far more than he could have
imagined...» Read more
Full marks for our last two auctions, organized by Le Floc'h and Philocale auctioneers, with the collaboration of Cabinet Authenticité for the expertise and appraisal of furniture and objets d'art. Estimates multiplied by two or three for quality lots, from estates and sold in their "juice".» Read more
After 40 years of absence, Georges Braque is finally celebrated in Paris
To mark the 50th anniversary of his death and for four months, the
Grand Palais ambitious retrospective of the artist who transformed
painting of the twentieth century with its innovative vision of landscape
and still life.» Read more
Saturday 12th October, SVV Philocale, assisted by the Cabinet
d’expertise Authenticité for fine furniture and works of art, will auction
antique paintings, modern and contemporary furniture and objets d'art
from the 17th, 18th and 19th century and books and ancient weapons.» Read more
Designer of some of the finest furniture of his time, Charles Cressent (1685 - 1768) is the inventor of clocks of great originality. On October 6th, Le Floc'h auctioneer, in Saint-Cloud, will sale one of his rare cartels in ormolu. Authenticité appraised this exceptional clock.» Read more
Cartier, the name evokes, for each of us, luxury, jewelry, gold, precious stones and watches. More than the story of a personality, Cartier is a family in which four successive generations perpetuated and expanded the art of jewelry and watches.» Read more
In the early twentieth century, the master glassmaker Almaric Walter (1870-1959) rediscovers the ancient technique of pate de verre.
This artist is trained in Sevres before starting his own business. In 1905, he joined the famous crystal Daum in Nancy and transmits its knowledge of the pate de verre.» Read more
On 5 December, the auction house Bonhams in London will sell a unique fantasy portrait executed by Jean-Honore Fragonard for the benefit of UNICEF.» Read more
Founded in 1854, Louis Vuitton is one of the finest luxury brands in the
world. Of all its creations the Noé handbag is certainly the best known
today.» Read more
On June 11 the auction house Bonhams London organized a good sell of watches at its premises in Bond Street. Buyers, especially Rolex one, were at the rendezvous.» Read more
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