The Furniture & Works of Art department and its international team has rapidly established itself as one of the leading actors in this speciality in France.
Presenting a panorama of classical decorative arts from the Haute Époque to the end of the 19th century, including the great styles of the 17th and 18th centuries, the biannual prestige auctions of this speciality are illustrated by fine results such as a torso of Aphrodite sold for €443,000 in 2017, a Louis XVI royal mobilier sold for over €1m in 2020 and a Louis XV Bureau “Dos d’Âne” sold for €721,000 in 2022.
The Furniture & Works of Art department has a wide range of skills which are adapted to each collection profile. The specialists regularly call on renowned external experts and art historians to ensure the thorough study of items in areas as specific as goldsmithing, watchmaking, Western archaeology, sculpture and ceramics.
Artcurial’s specialists are at your disposal for free and confidential valuations of your antique objects and works of art.
On 13th and 14th December, the Furniture & Works of Art department held its final sales session of the year, auctioning more than 400 lots from prestigious historic provenances. The sales totalled €2,251,556, with 84% of lots sold, the second-highest result for the department since its creation.
On December 13th and 14th, the Furniture & Works of Art department will auction more than 400 lots from private European collections with prestigious provenances, including an exceptional Sèvres porcelain garniture that once belonged to King Louis XV.
On 20th October 2023, in parallel with Paris+ par Art Basel, Artcurial auctioned the Eclectic Eye collection coming from a London apartment, and assembled in over 20 years by discerning collectors. This was a rare, cutting-edge collection that brought together objects and periods: from the great modern artists Berthe Morisot and Pierre Bonnard, to contemporaries Peter Doig and Olafur Eliasson, as well as rare 18th-century furniture and exceptional Chinese and Sèvres porcelain. This collection of nearly 160 lots represented a unique journey into the free and intuitive spirit of collectors.
On 14th and 15th June 2023, the Furniture & Works of Art department held a highly successful sale, achieving a total of over €1.8 million. Including several private collections and lots of solid provenance, the sale showcased major pieces from the European decorative arts panorama, including furniture, silverware, porcelain and sculpture. Reknown international collectors turned out in force for both sales sessions.
The Furniture & Works of Art department ended 2022 on a high note with their Winter sale totaling €1.4 million.
Among the works presented in the sale An Apartment overlooking the Seine, the collection of a Parisian amateur on 25th November 2022, an exceptional pair of vases from the Qing dynasty stood out. Extremely rare, these two works bear the sigillary mark of the Qianlong emperor and belonged to Baron James de Rothschild.
On 25th November, Artcurial auctioned the private collection of a Parisian amateur. Among the highlights of the sale, a magnificent and rare pair of flask-form vases from the Qing dynasty, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795), and previously owned by Baron James de Rothschild at the Château de Ferrières, was presented. Remarkable Chinese porcelains and enamels, elegant 18th century pieces of furniture and works of art and an exceptional set of drawings by Théophile Steinlen completed this unique collection.
On 21st September 2022, Artcurial auctioned two prestigious collections: the From Watteau to Vuillard sale brought together drawings, paintings, works of art and pieces of furniture that have remained in the same family since the first half of the 20th century, while the Château du Marais sale featured part of the collections of the eponymous chateau.
On 7th and 8th September 2022, Artcurial held the sale of a selection of furniture and objects from the Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris, an icon of French art de vivre for almost a century.
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