Art Deco

Art Deco

Artcurial regularly showcases French decorative arts of the first half of the 20th century by highlighting furniture, art objects, luminaires, carpets, elements of architecture and sculptures by major artists of the period.

In 2005, on the initiative of François Tajan, a department entirely devoted to the speciality of Art Deco is created with the assistance of Sabrina Dolla, Cécile Tajan and the Cabinet d’expertise Marcilhac (Consulting firm). This great specialisation has allowed the Artcurial department to impose itself as a key player amongst collectors from around the world.

Meticulously selected for their artistic qualities as well as their historical importance and prestigious provenance, collectors’ items - often never before seen on the market - highlight each sales season.

Artcurial was a major contributor to the rediscovery and to the auction success of major pieces such as a Bilboquet lamp by Alberto Giacometti, which sold for €294,000, and a sculpture by Jean Chauvin, a one-of-a-kind piece that was formerly in the Jacques Doucet collection, and which attained a record price of €195,000.

The team also distinguished itself on the market with their expertise, with monographic sales devoted to the major artists of the period such as Alberto and Diego Giacometti, Jacques Quinet or Louis Sognot as well as thematic sales devoted to the 1920’s modernism, including works by René Herbst, Robert Mallet-Stevens, Jacques Le Chevallier, and Pierre Chareau.

Artcurial also held auctions of significant Art Deco style collections with the Félix Marcilhac collection which totalled nearly €25 million in 2014.

The department has developed an excellent working relationship with important French and international museums, earning their trust and confidence. From the Centre Pompidou to the Museum of Modern Art in New York, these institutions are regular participants in our sales, offering further proof of the museum quality of the works offered.

The Department currently organises four annual sales, alternating prestigious sessions and intermediate sales, allowing all types of collectors to ease into Art Deco collecting.

The Department currently organises four annual sales, alternating prestigious sessions and intermediate sales, allowing all types of collectors to ease into Art Deco collecting.

News

100% of lots sold for Kenzo Takada's original creations

100% of lots sold for Kenzo Takada's original creations

The Kenzo Takada Creations auction, which took place from 3rd to 12th May 2021, featured kimonos, boleros and coats by the fashion icon. These unique pieces, which reflected a subtle balance between East and West, were a major success with 100% of the lots sold.

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Looking back at 2020

Looking back at 2020

The year 2020 was notably marked by a number of records and millionaire auctions, such as an important stabile by Alexander Calder sold for €4.9M and the masterpiece the Penitent Magdalene by Salaì, a pupil of Leonardo da Vinci, which sold for €1.7M. Find out more in our video…

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An Object, A Story

An Object, A Story

Cécile Tajan, our Art Déco specialist gives her comments about the iconic Bibendum armchair by the amazing Eileen Gray, sold at Artcurial in 2018.

Upcoming sales

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                        Art Deco / Design
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N°4163

Art Deco / Design

Artcurial, Paris

Consignment deadline: 25/09/2021