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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
January auctions are usually quiet without any important lot. They were sold in December. Despite that two lots caught our attention in the past few weeks, one at Chiswick Auction and the second at Donnington Priory.» Read more
For over 200 years, the city of Dieppe was one of the greatest European centers for ivory. Statuettes, chess, model boats, snuff boxes, fans in carved ivory were produced by Dieppe workshops. These works of art, sometimes of very high quality, are now the delight of collectors of sculptures and objects de vertu.» Read more
Following the Regence style, transitional style between the styles Louis XIV and Louis XV, Louis XV style develops in France and especially in Paris between 1715 and 1770. » Read more
The second half of the 19th century was the golden age of the liquor caskets, work of art dedicated to men.» Read more
2009 was a year a spectacular bid for French commode. Let us have a look on some of the top result.» Read more
Appreciated by art lovers of the Ancien Regime, sought after by the Emperor Napoleon's generals, the French portico clock is today one of the "must have" for collectors of old clocks.» Read more
Sold, auction, specialist, reserve, viewing, auctioneer, withdrawn, bid, commission bid are some of the words you can hear in an auction room. What do they mean? And how to sell at auction?» Read more
Born in the Middle Age, games tables facing many changes
until their virtual disappearance in the twentieth th century. Sometimes dedicated to
one set, sometimes several, tables games are often ingenious objects full of refinement.» Read more
After the golden age of Brussels tapestry in the XVI th SUP> century, Flanders will be gradually overtaken by France and the spirit of the tapestry will evolve, becoming closer of painting ...
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Jean-Baptiste Olive (1848-1936) was a French painter of the second half of the nineteenth century and early twentieth specializing in landscape and marine frequently representing his native Provence. Unknown to the general public, it is celebrated on the Cote d'Azur, and in particular in Marseilles he painted many times for his pictures full of sunshine and light.» Read more
Jean-Michel Frank is one of the greatest designers of the early twentieth century. He created a style called "luxe pauvre" and his creation are still very successfull at auctions.» Read more
François-Désiré Froment-Meurice is one of the most important French Romantic artists. Leader of a famous nineteenth century dynasty of Parisian goldsmiths and jewelers it was nicknamed the "Cellini" in reference to the great Florentine sculptor of the Renaissance.» Read more