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Antiques, painting, drawing, sculpture, furniture, fine art, porcelain, ceramic, work of art, carpet, tapestry, silver are among the subject studied.
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Our auction on the 22nd April will present many books, prints, drawings and old master paintings, continental furniture and works of art with low estimation. We selected few of them for you.» Read more
Two weeks ago, we looked at the Fine Art specialist, his key role in auctions and the guarantees he offers. » 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
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
2009 was a year a spectacular bid for French commode. Let us have a look on some of the top result.» 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Sold, auction, specialist, reserve, viewing, auctioneer, withdrawn, bid, commission bid are some of the words you can hear in an auction room.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
This week newsletter is about a fantastic discovery: an unknown Leonardo da Vinci old master drawing. This drawing appreared at first at Christie's New York in 1998.» Read more
Take time to admire this coffer on stand! The occasion is rare to see on the market, a museum-quality furniture, offered for auction.
Reasonably estimated 30 to 50 000 Euros, by our specialists firm i>, this work of art could reach new auction record at the Richelieu Drouot sale on the 12th of June. On one extreme refinement, this richly decorated piece of furniture is unique.
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Over the past ten years, a new trend emerged in the art market, that focus on research and provenance.» Read more
Since the 80s, the art market experienced a spectacular boom in primitive art. The Surrealists and primitivism as Picasso, Brancusi, Matisse and the Fauves opened the appetite of collectors by giving them taste for representations out of the ordinary, taking a break with five-century classicism.» Read more
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
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
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
« 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
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
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
La vente de la collection d’œuvres et objets d’art d’Yves Saint Laurent et de Pierre Bergé se déroulera du 23 au 25 Février prochain au Grand Palais. Organisée en association par les maisons de ventes aux enchères Christie’s et Pierre Bergé et Associés, cette vente pourrait bien être « La Vente du Siècle ». » Read more