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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
Le samedi 11 décembre 2010, l’hôtel particulier situé au 31 de la rue Giraudoux Paris 16e, accueillera une vente aux enchères d’exception.» Read more
On the occasion of Paris-Photo , from 18 to 21 November 2010, at the Carrousel du Louvre, with a panorama photograph of the XIXth s to today, we will focus on this fragile heritage. Initially scientific objects and family memorabilia, photography became a real work of art with galleries and auction houses and renowned artists such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau and, more recently, Marc Riboux. However, the sale of a photograph implies a virtually flawless quality and therefore specific storage conditions to prevent cracking, pitting, washes ... » Read more
On the 18th, Art-Valorem auctionneer will offer a wide range of lot including drawings, paintings, jewellery, Hermes and Vuitton goods and furniture.» Read more
Furniture in the eighteenth century required the intervention of a large number of artisans for the marquetry and the bronzes. According to the rules of the corporation, the tabletiers were in charge of providing cabinet boxes, boxes for play, necessary pawns lady and backgammon tables. » Read more
Beyond the image, eighteenth century portraits reveal a unknown world in which we can then discover a gorgeous life. In the background, we can see some great works of art and furniture, they are sometimes identifiable.» Read more
Heritage conservation is everyone's business, especially when it comes to his family heritage and its collections in its most diverse forms (old papers, furniture, art objects, paintings ...). » Read more
Lehman Brothers is back but this time at auction. Sotheby's New York on the 25th and Christie's South Kensington in London on the 29th sold their old masters, modern and contemporary paintings, bronzes, works of art, books, porcelain and souvenirs.» Read more
In your business, art can be expressed through traditionnal works of art: painting, photography, sculpture, but also furniture. These objects, choosen by you director or manager, have many advantages.» Read more
On September 28 will be sold in London by Chiswick Auctions a picture by Ludwig Meidner (1884-1966) who is one of the greatest German expressionist painters. » Read more
You may have seen it reproduced in famous design magazine. Its pure and geometric lines fully agree with contemporary interiors. But have you ever wondered how old is this chair and who is its author?» Read more
This week, we will look at three important results in Italian ceramics in particular Urbino majolica. Two in Paris and one in London, in all cases these lots attracted lot of interest and many bidders participate in order for the auctioneers to sell each of those lot for several hundred thousand Euros.» Read more