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The Biron Collection: A Sound Taste for the 18th Century
Renée and Louis Biron's collection achieved a splendid €1 M, led by a fine portrait of Houdon by Restout and a rare group of silverware featuring regional…
The Irresistible Rise of an Imperial Dragon
This blue-enamelled white porcelain flask is as imposing for its size – 50.3 cm – as for its imperial origin, which quickly pushed up the bidding.…
Man's Best Friend Portrayed by Nevers
In Lille, the spotlight was on some fine 17th and 18th century furniture, preceded by a pair of curious blue dogs.
Turner: Paintings and Watercolours from the Tate
A Perfect Pair and 18th-century French Craftsmanship
The 18 th century made a triumphant return to Drouot with a beautiful suite of furnishings from major French collections, for a conclusive result flirting…
A Triumphant Promenade in the Paris Region for Carmontelle
Two days of sales with some remarkable and varied lots, like a commode in highly exotic wood, a monumental fountain and a famous "transparent"…
An Imperial Yellow: Gift for Emperor Qianlong?
Although physically absent, Chinese buyers did not let this vase endowed with so many qualities slip through their fingers.
Talent Has No Age for Boucher
Good things come in twos! After brilliantly knocking down Jusepe de Ribera’s a p hilosopher: The Happy Geometer on June 16, the Daguerre auction house…
A Record for Marie Guillemine Benoist’s Psyche
In Bordeaux, the woman who painted Les Adieux de Psyché à sa famille ( Psyche Bidding Farewell to Her Family ) enjoys well-deserved success.
Lemoyne's Well-made Head for Versailles
The Chateau of Versailles again enriched its collections by pre-empting this drawing by François Lemoyne.
Oriental Patterns for European Painters
Carpets of extreme rarity because of their great age, with eclectic provenances, added a decorative touch to this Normandy sale, sporting names evoking…
The Louvre Embroiled in Controversy Over Acquisition
The museum is under fire for buying, at a high price, drawings "attributed to Fragonard" at the end of a tumultuous process. Here's some perspective.…
Portrait of a Young Follower of Winckelmann
Under the watchful eye of the master Johan Joachim Winckelmann, the German art historian considered to be one of the fathers of neoclassicism, this…
Upside Down. The Underside of History at the Musée de Valangin
Old and Modern French Masters from Largillière to Mathieu
In Biarritz, a well-stocked selection of pictures ranged from Louis XIV splendor and the delicate work of late 18th-century star portraitist Élisabeth…
Madame de la Bussières fulfilled all her promises, appealing to buyers with her splendid looks and attire.
Sculpture in the Spotlight with an Anonymous Christ
An unexpected sculpture created a sensation – this 18 th -century Christ Crucified, as beautifully carved as a remarkable panel by the Paris sculptor…
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Chatelaines: Keys to Success
A chatelaine is a handy object made of finely worked gold wire, relying on its beauty to appeal.
A Characterful Actor by Jean-Baptiste Van Loo
This actor portrayed by Jean-Baptiste Van Loo cuts a fine figure. And he is about to mount the auction stage to fresh applause.
Latin America in Painting
Domingo Ortiz proudly portrayed Mexican traditions and François Lemoyne was preempted for Versailles.
Two Centuries of Excellence in the Decorative Arts
The sale featured a princely selection of paintings and objets d'art, including Parisian tapestries, official portraits and furniture from 17 th and…
The First French Portrait of a Hunter?
Until now, Portrait de l’artiste en chasseur ( Portrait of the Artist as a Hunter ) by Alexandre-François Desportes was deemed the first painting of…
Pierre Rosenberg the Collector
The collections of the leading art historian, which he recently donated to the Hauts-de-Seine département for the future Musée du Grand Siècle in Saint-Cloud,…
The Last Splendors of the Crédit Foncier de France Collection
With Old Master paintings, objects, furniture and tapestries, a hundred-odd works are leaving the Parisian headquarters of this credit institution.…
A Masterpiece by an Apprentice
This type of strongbox was made by an apprentice seeking admittance as master, devoting all his heart to the endeavor.
Marcel Sztejnberg: A Collection that Reads like an Encyclopedia of French Silverwork
This collection devotedly assembled over many years has a wealth of assets in terms of the range of pieces and jurisdictions, the legibility and identification…
The Victorious Battle of a Pugnae Ferarum Tapestry
A tapestry from Flanders dominated a high-quality selection of antique objets d'art, paintings and furniture.
"Croesus Crozat" Sets Off to Montpellier
The Musée Fabre scored yet another bull's eye by carrying off this portrait of Antoine Crozat by Alexis-Simon Belle, presented at the sale of the last…
Divine Vines by Dodin and Boucher
Cherubs eating grapes wafted a Vincennes porcelain jar to the heights, alongside objects from the final splendors of the Crédit Foncier de France.…
Vermiglio, Giordano and Cressent on a Plate
Rediscovered Old Masters and period furniture made by the greatest names rivaled each other at this sale.
An Armchair Fit for a Prince
Did joiner Georges Jacob make this flat-backed chair for the Count of Artois? Its result, princely for an armchair, tends to support the hypothesis.…
Emperor Augustus Returns to Versailles
The royal palace preempted a preparatory study by Champaigne, while Méheut’s sailors and Italian design also found buyers.
The Tranquility of Amphitrite According to Michel Anguier
The sea goddess’s graceful pose emanates great serenity. This bronze is one of Michel Anguier's "best-sellers", appreciated by connoisseurs of both…
The Hidden Treasures of the Banque de France
The vagaries of history enabled the bank to build up a remarkable collection of art works, presented in the reception rooms of the Hôtel de Toulouse…
The Tsar and the Order of Malta
Some of Paul I’s historic diplomatic documents return to Moscow.
Fragonard's New Philosopher
A painting by the great Jean-Honoré Fragonard was discovered by Mr. Petit, in Épernay, and the Cabinet Turquin. This Philosopher has not been seen…
The Elements: Well-Orchestrated by Bruegel the Younger
Predictably, the star attraction in Lille was this set of Flemish copper paintings, accompanied by gems from the same period in the picture and furniture…
The Timeless World of Maria Van Oosterwyck
A rare work by a woman painter met with huge success in Troyes, France: a just reward for this Dutch still life virtuoso, adulated both then and now.…
Eclectic Treasures from the Paul-Louis Weiller Collection
An Imperial Russian chest of drawers and an amazing throne made of antlers recently sparked enthusiasm at the Paul-Louis Weiller Collection sale. …
Claude Dargent: Master of Silverware
An 18 th -century Parisian silver shaker scattered its blessings on a sale devoted to silverware.
King Louis XVI's Sister and her Furniture from the Tuileries Palace
A bergère was the star at this sale in Normandy, where the name of Jean-Baptiste Oudry (1686-1755) and some delicate Ottoman miniatures also had an…
A Red Chalk Jean-Baptiste-Marie Pierre
A graceful drawing by Jean-Baptiste-Marie Pierre—a study for the painting of L'Enlèvement d'Europe ( The Rape of Europa )—enchanted bidders.
Faience Ducks in the Marseilles Style
In the 18 th century, the talented Joseph Fauchier made the southern French port city of Marseilles one of the capitals of faience or earthenware form…
Is the Encyclopedic Museum Still Relevant?
In his new book, Donatien Grau, a French writer, art critic and a curator at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, pursues a global conversation about the past…
B for Bottle
Among all the existing containers, the cylindrical shape with its broad shoulders is the most recognizable. However, the history of the wine bottle…
A Superlative Selection of “Oeuvres Choisies” at Drouot
This quarter’s “Oeuvres Choisies” gathers hundreds of extraordinary objects that will convince you to put these regular exhibitions on your calendar.…
Nicolas Sageot: The Use of Tortoiseshell in the Age of Louis XIV
Several pieces with rich Louis-Quatorze decoration featured in this Caen auction, led by two lots attributed to Nicolas Sageot.
A François Boucher Unearthed
The prince of Rococo will be present at Rouillac's 33 rd Garden Party sale at the Château d'Artigny, in the Val-de-Loire, with a major discovery: La…
The Historic Hôtel de la Marine in Paris Emerges from the Waves
The palatial mansion on Place de la Concorde in Paris has just opened to the public after years of controversy and a painstaking restoration campaign.…
The Musée Cognacq-Jay Explores the Senses in the 18th-Century
This season, the Musée Cognacq-Jay, Paris, is focusing on the empire of the senses, described by French philosopher Diderot as the "lasciviousness…
The Heart of French Cabinetmaking During the Ancien Régime with Boulle and Roussel
Among the furniture in René Simeoni's collection, three top names in French furniture stand out: André-Charles Boulle, Bernard II Van Riesenburgh (B.V.B.R.)…
M for Marbling
In the 12 th century, the Japanese art of "ink floating on water" met with considerable success. Then, after conquering the East and Turkey as the…
The Bernard De Leye Collection: The Quest for the Exceptional
“Objects do not belong to you,” says Bernard De Leye. “They are just passing through.” The time has come for the Belgian antique dealer and former…
French Record for a Lost Fragonard Masterpiece
In a remarkable state of conservation and in its original frame, Un Philosophe lisant ( A Philosopher Reading ) set a French record for the master…
Covetable 18th-Century Furniture: Bemberg Foundation Acquires B.V.R.B. Cabinet
The Simeoni collection, containing museum-quality 18th-century furniture by Bernard II Van Risen Burgh (B.V.R.B.), Boulle and Pierre Roussel, received…
Under the Floral Spell: Art, Architecture and Roses at Bagatelle
Every year the gardens of Bagatelle, in Paris, attract rose gardeners from around the world to judge the beauty of the queen of flowers. The roses…
A Dazzling Louis XVI Era Sword
A marvel of silver craftsmanship adorned with diamonds, this weapon harks back to the splendor of Louis XVI's reign.
The Becker Collection’s Fancy Horse-Drawn Carriages
Industrialist André Becker’s horse-drawn vehicles have left his carriage house for new destinations.
A Louis XV Provence Style Chest of Draw Sparks Interest
From the Living Room to the Bedroom: Cannes-Style Elegance
The sale of the entire stock of furniture from a château in the Baie des Anges was dominated by a few major pieces.
Success for Inaugural Edition of Eye of the Collector
The Marcel Sztejnberg Collection: Sculpture and Silverware
Mariane Ibrahim Champions Contemporary African Art In Paris
The Virtuosity of Flemish Manuscript Illuminators Radiates in this Salisbury Book of Hours
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