Furniture 
  & Works of Art

Furniture
  & Works of Art

Since its creation in 2009, when Isabelle Bresset joined Artcurial as auctioneer and Associate director, the Furniture and Works of Art department established itself as one of the key players in this field in France.

The department ability to grant back central stage to classical decorative arts, rewarded by the growing recognition from sellers and buyers alike, has been pivotal for the department’s success. Each collection is unique and the team is enthusiastically taking care of them with a great attention to detail.

Offering a large spectrum reflecting the rich variety of European decorative arts, from the austere solemnity of the Haute Epoque until the eclecticism of the late 19th century, without forgetting the classical and Baroque 17th century or the frivolous or Neoclassical 18th century, the sales enjoy renewed success twice a year despite the current change in fashion.

The department focuses on the strict and scrupulous selection of the works offered on sale, their realistic valuation, the peculiar attention given their valorisation and the customised service provided to first time buyers or experienced collectors from all over the world.

The department has conveyed a contemporary and fresh image through unprecedented collaborations with art world leading figures and interior designers while making sure we do provide a reliable expertise.

The collaboration with well-known experts and art historians to ensure a thorough, rigorous and solid knowledge in the appraisal process for works of art such as silver, sculptures, clocks and scientific instruments, European ceramics or rugs, enables us to cover every aspects and handle every kind of collection.

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News

A final tribute to Michou, the Blue Prince of Montmartre

A final tribute to Michou, the Blue Prince of Montmartre

“The Michou collection, which is set to be unveiled by Artcurial in July, reveals a little-known side to this legend of Parisian night life.”
Stéphane Aubert.

The story of Artcurial’s hotel furniture auctions

The story of Artcurial’s hotel furniture auctions

On the occasion of the upcoming auction dedicated to tableware from the Ritz Hotel, Stéphane Aubert – auctioneer in charge of the sale, looks back over Artcurial’s various hotel furniture auctions.

French Arts of the Table & Arts of the Living – Ritz Paris

French Arts of the Table & Arts of the Living – Ritz Paris

Following on the sale of the historic furnishings of the Ritz Hotel in 2018, Artcurial will be auctioning close to 1,500 lots dedicated to French Arts of the table and Arts of living.
Auction 21, 22, 23 June 2020

Is there still a market for classical furniture?

Is there still a market for classical furniture?

Isabelle Bresset, director of the Furniture and Works of Art department and auctioneer, deciphers a healthy and resilient classic furniture market.

Throwback 2019

Throwback 2019

In 2019, Artcurial, leading French auction house, has confirmed its position of major international player in the art market and totaled €203.1 m, +4% compared to 2018.

Upcoming sales

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                        Ritz Paris
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10:00

N°4046

Ritz Paris

Artcurial, Paris
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14:00
                        Ritz Paris
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21
14:00

N°4046

Ritz Paris

Artcurial, Paris
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22
10:00
                        Ritz Paris
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22
10:00

N°4047

Ritz Paris

Artcurial, Paris
jun.
22
14:00
                        Ritz Paris
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22
14:00

N°4047

Ritz Paris

Artcurial, Paris
jun.
23
10:00
                        Ritz Paris
jun.
23
10:00

N°4048

Ritz Paris

Artcurial, Paris
jun.
23
14:00
                        Ritz Paris
jun.
23
14:00

N°4048

Ritz Paris

Artcurial, Paris
jul.
10
14:00
                        Michou 
                <br/>                          Collection
jul.
10
14:00

N°4062

Michou
Collection

Artcurial, Paris
jul.
22
19:00
                        Furniture 
                <br/>                          & Works of Art
jul.
22
19:00

N°3983

Furniture
& Works of Art

Artcurial, Paris