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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 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
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 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
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
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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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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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
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 18th, Art-Valorem auctionneer will offer a wide range of lot including drawings, paintings, jewellery, Hermes and Vuitton goods and furniture.» Read more