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The ancient Chinese furniture are rare on the market. On Wednesday April the 8th will take place at Sotheby's Hong Kong an exceptionnal auction. The Biegucang collection consisting of beautiful furniture lacquer most of Ming period will go under the hammer.» Read more
Over the past ten years the cartoons ' auction became a market independant of the book with its own specialists and auctions catalogs. The museums themselves are beginning to look at this art, since 2008 the Centre Georges Pompidou presents an original drawing by Hergé from the album "The Calculus affair".» Read more
70 000 € for a Louis XIV Boulle cabinet, 40 000 € for a small table from Marie Antoinette. But those furniture are only copies. How to explain those prices: the quality, the richness of their materials and their rarity.» Read more
The Art Street, as an art movement from the New York tradition and culture associated with Hip-hop encompasses disciplines as diverse as graffiti, stencil, poster, sticker, mosaic ...» Read more
The Louis XIII style developed in France between 1589 and 1660. It is a major period between the Renaissance and the furniture style of Louis the XIVth. During this period, armchairs, chairs, cupboards and cabinets adopt forms that we know. However, Louis XIII furniture are not popular among lovers of antique furniture.» Read more
Two men reknown for their taste, a collection of works and objets d'art unique, five auctions "event, a total of 373.9 million euros, hundreds of world records ... The so called the Sale of the Century seems to have kept all its promises ...» Read more
Eugène Galien Laloue (1854-1941) is an impressionist painter specializing in paintings of Paris during the Belle Epoque. Very prolific artist, he produced some 5,000 paintings and 1,000 works in oil representing Paris but also lanscapes.» Read more
The name Artigas is still not very famous from art lovers. It is often associated with painters and sculptors of Modern Art such as Dufy, Miró, Marquet, on vases, plates glazed earthenware, or sculptures. Who was he? What is his own work? What are his contributions to the art of the twentieth. century? How did he participate in the revival of ceramics' artist?» Read more
Three hundred years ago, appaeared in Paris a new piece of furniture, the commode or chest of drawers. It can be en tombeau, sauteuse, Louis XV or Louis XVI, Empire or Louis-Philippe and usually opened in front by several drawers occasionnaly hidden behind two doors.» Read more
Organizing an auction following a succession, our specialists dicovered among several prints, three original watercolors by the famous painter Charles-Ferdinand de Condamy (1847-1910).» Read more
Whether reading an auction catalog, a book or a specialized article, amateur frequently meets the word "poincon", mark in english, attached to a piece of silverware or jewelry. What do they mean ? Do they have any influence on the price and value of jewelry and silverware on which they are found ?» Read more
« Attribué à Picasso », « de Picasso », « signé Picasso » « portant une signature : Picasso »… are expressions that reflect many different reality. To render these subtleties, it is important to fully understand the language of auctions catalog.» Read more
Chinese ceramics are probably the most beautiful in the world. Fron the Tang first pieces to the late eighteenth century, all those works of art can be regarded as masterpieces, each of which having is own features and caracteristics.» Read more
On December the 4th, the Bonhams sold at auction in London the lot number 153 a sumptuous cabinet dating from 1895, for the record sum of £ 2 036 000. An extraordinary bid for a piece of furniture from the late nineteenth century.» Read more
Last week, a diamond known as the Wittelsbach became the most expensive gem ever sold at auction. Sold € 18.70 million by Christie's London to the famous London jeweler, Laurence Graff, the Wittelsbach diamond is an exception in many ways ...
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Christmas is coming and with it the search for the original gift that will be enjoyed. Have you ever thought buying a French Empire ormolu clock? There is something for any budget, many models and sizes.» Read more
Born in Tours, where he received his training, Abraham Bosse (? 1604-1676) spends most of his career in Paris. Draftsman, printmaker, illustrator and art theorist, he is one of the major artists of the first half of the seventeenth century.» Read more
Whether reading an auction catalog, a book or a specialized article, amateur frequently comes across the term "stamp" attached to a piece of furniture or a seat. It can be compared to a signature on a painting. But who is behind the brand and what is the real significance of this mark?» Read more
Jean Puiforcat is the leader of the Art Deco silverware in France. Modern artist, he is one of the first to develop simple and geometric lines in French luxury silverware.» Read more
Collectors, museums, and old master drawings amateur, will compete on 19th December, to purchase at auction some of the original 240 drawing by the English painter George Hayter (1792-1871) offered in the auction by Claude Aguttes, assisted by Bertrand Dumas, specialist in old master drawings and paintings.» Read more