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

Two classical art collections in the spotlight at Artcurial

Two classical art collections in the spotlight at Artcurial

On 21st September, Artcurial will be auctioning two prestigious collections: the From Watteau to Vuillard sale will bring 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 will feature part of the collections of the eponymous chateau.

A selection of furniture from the iconic Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris on sale

A selection of furniture from the iconic Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris on sale

On 7th and 8th September, Artcurial is holding 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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Furniture, Sculpture & Works of Art

Furniture, Sculpture & Works of Art

Auction 16th & 17th June 2022

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Furniture & Works of Art Online Only

Furniture & Works of Art Online Only

The Furniture and Works of Art department opened the Spring season with an online sale, featuring several private collections, each of them displaying a unique and different atmosphere, from a country house close to Rambouillet to a Parisian Right Bank pied-à-terre.

Filippo Passadore’s selection

Filippo Passadore’s selection

Filippo Passadore, specialist of Artcurial's Furniture & Works of Art department, picks out his favourite objects, which were sold on 14th and 15th December during the Furniture, Sculpture & Works of Art auction.

Mobilier, Sculpture & Objets d’Art

Mobilier, Sculpture & Objets d’Art

The sales of 12 and 13 July 2021 totalled nearly €1.5M with rare examples of 17th century chairs including a Louis XVI period Royal Armchair executed by Georges Jacob and Jean-Baptiste Rode in 1778 for the Salon des Bains at the Château de Bagatelle, which was sold at €117,000.

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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 on the story behind the conte d’Artois’s furniture

Throwback on the story behind the conte d’Artois’s furniture

A Louis XVI royal gilt and patinated wood Mobilier by Georges Jacob & Jean-Baptiste Rode
Delivered to the comte d’Artois (1757-1836) at the chateau de Bagatelle
Sold €1,174,500 on 22nd July 2020 in Paris

Upcoming sales

oct.
19
14:30
                        Amateurs & Collectors
oct.
19
14:30

N°4268

Amateurs & Collectors

Salle Rossini, Paris
nov.
17
14:00
                        Didier Ludot & Félix Farrington Collection
nov.
17
14:00

N°4295

Didier Ludot & Félix Farrington Collection

Artcurial – Christie’s, Paris
nov.
24
14:00
                        Fall Sale
nov.
24
14:00

N°4281

Fall Sale

Books, Paintings, Works of Art & Furniture

Salle Rossini, Paris

Consignment deadline: 13/10/2022

nov.
25
14:00
                        An apartment on the Seine
nov.
25
14:00

N°4303

An apartment on the Seine

Collection of a Parisian Amateur

Artcurial, Paris
Dec.
15
19:00
                        Furniture 
                <br/>                          & Works of Art
Dec.
15
19:00

N°4243

Furniture
& Works of Art

Evening & Day Sale

Artcurial, Paris

Consignment deadline: 03/11/2022