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.
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…
Isabelle Bresset, Auctioneer and Director of the Furniture & Works of Art department gives us her views on this first half year like no other and looks back on the important results of her last sale.
Isabelle Bresset, director of the Furniture and Works of Art department and auctioneer, deciphers a healthy and resilient classic furniture market.
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
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