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Fabius brothers' collection on sale

Column Appraisal and valuation, Furniture and works of art

The 26 and 27 October, Sotheby's Paris in association with Piasa organizes the auction of the collection Fabius Frères. Over 400 works will be sold for an estimation of 9 to 14 million euros.


Sculptures by Antoine-Louis Barye, Jean-Francois Carpeaux, furniture by Grohé, Dufin and Diehl, works of art by Theodore Deck or Maurice Marinot, drawings and paintings of the nineteenth century by Jean Beraud or Aldophe Yvon. The viewing for the exceptional collection Fabius is opened since the 21th at the Galerie Charpentier.


In sculpture, the collection is the largest nineteen century collection ever sold at auction. Two major artists - Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (1827-1875) and Antoine-Louis Barye (1795-1875) - transform the sales event. Note particularly the large marble group of Daphnis and Chloe by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, estimated between 1 million to 1 500 000 €. The sale also includes 51 bronzes by Antoine-Louis Barye with Theseus and the Minotaur, from the collections of the King of Portugal and estimated 200 000 to 300 000 €.


French art valuers - Continental sculpture appraisal


The selection includes some classic eighteenth century furniture and nineteenth most exuberant creations and classic furnishings from Louis XIV to the Empire style. Decorative arts, ceramics and glass are represented by a wide variety of pieces, including unique works by Theodore Deck, Eugene and Maurice Collinot Marinot.


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The history of the collection dates back to Elie Fabius, who has a prestigious gallery in Paris in 1882. Passionate about Napoleon and Lafayette, historical memories and sculptures by Carpeaux and Barye, Fabius put the nineteenth century style in fashion. The work of Elie Fabius was continued by the first of his son and then by his grandson, son Francis, brother of Laurent who died in 2006.


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Illustrations :

Illustration 1 : lot 178 - Exceptionnelle paire de vases Médicis, deuxième grandeur en porcelaine dure de Sèvres, l’un daté 1811, peints et signés par Jean-François Robert. À décor polychrome sur fond écaille sur l’un de l’Empereur devant les coteaux de Bellevue et de Meudon, l’autre de l’Empereur et Marie-Louise en calèche devant le château de Saint-Cloud ; au revers, deux griffons affrontés autour d’une vasque flammée et encadrés de rinceaux et palmettes en or, guirlandes de grappes de raisins sur le col et frise de feuillage en dorure, socles carrés en bronze doré. Hauteur : 66 cm. Estimation : 500 000-800 000 €

Illustration 2 : Lot 334 - Jean Béraud (1849-1935) - Salle Grafard , signé daté 1884- huile sur toile - 89 x 117 cm -Estimation: 350 000-500 000 €

Illustration 3 : Lot 32 - Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (1827 – 1875) - La Rieuse aux roses et le rieur aux pampres - Une paire de terres cuites, signées et numérotées - Haut 54 cm - Estimation : 15.000-25.000 €

Crédits photographiques : Sotheby's / Art Digital Studio