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The 18th century was marked by a strong passion for the exotic. Until 1775-1780, the Far East was the inspiration source in decorative arts. But with the spread of “Lumieres” in particular with Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the publication of the novel “Paul et Virginie” by Bernardin de Saint Pierre,» Read more
Elegant table objects, the coolers were used to keep drinks cold until the middle of the nineteenth century.
Presentation of this ancestor of champagne bucket.» Read more
It is always interesting to discover new creative centers. Let's look today at the art of Liege which has too often been regarded as "regional." Always close by the spirit of Paris, the artists of this state managed to shine by their own originality.» Read more
On March 28 at the Palais de Tokyo, Christie's sold the Chateau de Gourdon’s collections. For 4 days, collectors and dealers bid for these key pieces of Art Deco periods, Art Nouveau, Modernism and UAM (Union des Artistes Modernes) for a total of 42 million.» Read more
Since last year and everywhere in the world, prices of Chinese imperial works of art literally “exploded”. In March Drouot counted several biddings over one million euros for Chinese artefact, often far from the experts estimation.
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During the exhibition "Mois du dessin" in Paris, the gallery Tarantino presents " Paint in Rome: pictures and drawings from the 17th and 18th centuries". Among the exposed works, a rare drawing of Giovanni Guerra uses introduction to the chronological journey.» Read more
Born under the Italian heavens where the words are music where gestures are theatre and where colours are always lively, Aldo, graduate of the Fine arts School of Fine Arts) of Naples settles down in Paris in 1961.» Read more
Three artists, Edouard Traviès, Leon Danchin and Boris Riabouchinsky said RIAB, dominate the market of engraving and the lithography with hunting topic today. Each one, in a distinct style, transmits the art of hunting to us through his perception of the animal.
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Son of the famous Italian creator of furniture Carlo Bugatti, and brother of the car manufacturer Ettore Bugatti, Rembrandt Bugatti is one of the most important animals sculptors of every time(weather). Disappeared prematurely at the age of 33, its sculptures are rare and always so looked for by the big European and American collectors.» Read more
Symbol of elegance, refinement, luxury and smoothness, the porcelain was in the centre of all covetousness’s during the 18th century. Jealously envied by Europeans Eastern, the porcelain exerted an immense fascination lasting of the centuries.
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Chez Cax gallery was a former butchery and became a retro flea market, in Angouleme, where you can find very atypical items and furniture, from the 20th century and especially from the 50’s to the 70’s.» Read more
Following the French styles Restauration and Louis-Philippe, the
Napoleon III style started in France around 1845 to end with the First
World Ar. For long French collectors didn't have any interest in it. It is
only now that Second Empire furniture and works of art attract interest
from private and dealers. » Read more
One of the most important early XXth century Decorative Arts private collections will be on sale, at the end of March, at Christie’s. Estimated between €40 and 60 million, the Chateau de Gourdon collection contains the most wonderful pieces of Art Nouveau and Art Deco. » Read more
Friday, February 11, Art Valorem will auction the collection of Mrs. R. This sale includes a large collection of silverware of the 18, 19 and 20th centuries. We draw your attention to estimates that are particularly reasonable. Lets have a look on some lots that we spoted through the catalogue.
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The story of this ceramic pot takes us back to the French late 17th century under Louis XIV. With its curious shape, it looks like a gravy boat. However, makes no mistake, the Bourdaloue is nothing else than a chamber pot exclusively design for women.» Read more
Saturday, January 15, Philocale auctioneer sold 198 lots including paintings, jewellery, furniture and works of art. Authenticite appraised the latest. Very good prices were achieved in each field, have a look on some of them.» Read more
Good news: the French art market is in great shape! In 2010, the product sold by the 139 Drouot's auctioneers has jump by nearly 6% to 440 M €. When, in the meantime, Sotheby's France saw an increase of 78% with just over € 175 million!» Read more
The months of November and December are traditionally marked by strong activity in the world of auctions. We invite you to discover the latest market trends in relation to the results of lots that we had the pleasure of organizing the sale or recently appraised. » Read more
Today sold out "Meubles regionnaux datés" is a book by Suzanne Tardieu published in 1950. 60 years after its release, it remains a reference to learn how to date the French Regional furniture.» Read more
On 11 November in Ruislip near London, a Qianlong Chinese vase circa 1740 was auctioned for a staggering £43 million, £51.6 M including buyer premium. Besides price, this vase is the first work of art that is neither a painting nor a sculpture to enter into the top ten most expensive works of art sold at auction in the world. This includes paintings by Picasso, Van Gogh, Renoir, Klimt and Rubens, a sculpture by Giacometti and ninth position our vase. » Read more