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Medieval Art has done very well her this year. Several pieces have attracted the interest of French and international collectors in particular during two auctions by PIASA (Paris) in January and June.» Read more
Of all the great sculptors of the second half of the 19th century, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux is probably one of the best known and his name evokes in the minds of many a sculpture in bronze, marble or terracotta seen at auction, in a gallery, at Drouot or in a museum.
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Older than 60 years, this buffet-sideboard is part of the French history. It was produced at the request of the Ministry of War to equip the interiors of the victims of the 2nd World War. Brief overview of this highly functional piece of furniture which lays the foundations of design.» Read more
On July 20, the National Assembly passed a law reforming and liberalizing public auction in France. The implementing decree came into force on 1 September and museums are the primary beneficiaries.» Read more
On the 21st and 24th September will be sold at auction major 20th century ceramics and design furniture by some of the most prestigious artists.» Read more
On June 28, Bonhams London organized an auction of pendulums, clock and regulators of great quality. The lot 81 held our attention. It is an important French clock dating from the revolutionary period by François-Joseph Hartmann comprising several dials sold with the buyer premium for the sum of £322 400» Read more
June 22, a painting by Austrian expressionist Egon Schiele was sold by Sotheby's London more than 27 million euros ($ 40 million), multiplying by almost two the previous record held by Schiele in 2006. An exceptional work of art by both the subject and by the evidence she left in history.» Read more
The expertise of an old piece of furniture is an exercise that requires knowledge of wood and techniques used at different times.
This week, we invite you to take an interest in the expertise of a French Louis XVI mahogany commode stamped by Charles Krier.
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For the last 20 years, the primitive art market is booming. The auction sales come and go, particularly since 1990, marked by the sale of a statue Bangwa (northern Cameroon) belonging to the former Helena Rubinstein collection for the astronomical price of 3.41 million ... The good results recorded by Christie's and » Read more
On June the 16th, Sotheby’s London will auction the collection Evill/Frost. Among the ceramics that will be sold, there is a remarkable milk jug in Tournai porcelain from the Duke of Orleans Buffon’s service.» Read more
Water damage, theft, falling ... are some damages, sometimes irreversible, that may be subjected objects. To avoid unpleasant surprises, the owner of artwork can subscribe to a specific insurance policy for its most valuable items. It will be for him, disaster, guaranteed to be fast, and fully refunded.» Read more
Succeeding to the transition style, which marks the transition between the styles of Louis XV and Louis XVI, Louis XVI style developed in France and especially in Paris between 1770 and 1790. Also known as neoclassicism of the rest of Europe and particularly in Italy and Germany,» Read more
The Musee de Sevres, opened by Alexandre Brongniard in 1824, owned a fabulous ceramic collection covering centuries of research and design. From simple earth ware to the richest porcelain, these works of art tell us the ceramic history and in particular the Sevres one. » Read more
Main item from the triptych forming "the French coat" and whose 3-piece suit will be the last incarnation, the vest is a piece of menswear that it is not uncommon to discover in the trunk of old costumes and in auction.» Read more
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