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Le melon entamé by Jean-Siméon Chardin

Rare oval Chardin still life comes to auction in Paris this summer

16 April 2024

A still life by the 18th century French artist Jean-Siméon Chardin with a notable provenance is to go under the hammer at Christie’s in Paris this summer.

Merkle Meissen Masonic

Outstanding Meissen figure collection comes to auction in Paris

01 April 2024

The first part of one of the finest collections of 18th century Meissen figures still in private hands will be offered at Bonhams in Paris on April 17.

Salon du Dessin

International museums boost sales at latest Salon du Dessin

27 March 2024

Institutions visiting from the US, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the UK boosted demand at the 32nd edition of Salon du Dessin in Paris.

Géricault study

Three rediscovered early 19th century French drawings soar above estimates at Paris auction

26 March 2024

Three unpublished drawings by the French artist Jean-Louis André Théodore Géricault (1791-1824) have sold at auction in Paris.

The Pale Complexion Of True Love (Framed)

UK dealers announce series of sales to overseas museums

25 March 2024

Several pictures and one leatherwork portrait have recently gone to institutions in the US and France.

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High society couple made elegant choices in their life as collectors

25 March 2024

Raymond and Suzanne Fischoff-La Foux were a Parisian society couple.

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Chareau furniture sells well at auction

11 March 2024

A fresh-to-the-market ensemble of rosewood furniture by French designer and architect Pierre Chareau (1883- 1950) met with great enthusiasm when it went under the hammer.

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Paris costumes and textiles sale that turned out nicely

11 March 2024

Auction staged at Drouot offered a varied selection topped by Louis XVI-era suit

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Paris drawings week: a taste of the action in salerooms

11 March 2024

The Paris auction houses will also be hosting plenty of sales devoted entirely or in part to works on paper.

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Rich mix in Paris as spotlight shines on drawings

11 March 2024

Drawing Week, the Paris annual spring celebration staged around the Salon du Dessin fair and a raft of works on paper auctions, takes place in the latter part of this month when the French capital traditionally turns the spotlight on drawings

Picasso designed chair

Chair prices propelled higher thanks to Picasso

04 March 2024

A Parisian sale titled Pablo Picasso and his Friends staged at Piasa in France on February 15 included a series of artworks to which the great man had contributed in some way.

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Omega watches by Andrew Grima are bang on time

04 March 2024

At the peak of his fame, the Anglo-Italian jewellery designer Andrew Grima was invited by Omega to create what would become the About Time collection.

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Art Deco-era vanity cases highly sought by contemporary collectors

04 March 2024

Legend has it that Charles Arpels (of Van Cleef & Arpels fame) saw a lady friend stashing her lipstick and other cosmetics in an ordinary cigarette tin for a trip out on the town.

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Paris sale celebrates tribal art from the Barbier-Mueller collecting dynasty

19 February 2024

The Barbier-Mueller family is well known as a collecting dynasty, especially for its ethnographic art.

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Dinner service belonged to famous French novelist George Sand

19 February 2024

A faience dinner service that belonged to the famous French novelist George Sand sold for €7000 (£5980) at the Rouillac (24% buyer’s premium inc tax) auction on February 10.

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Charles X portrait at nearly 10 times the estimate

19 February 2024

Portrait of monarch impresses as château of the Comtes de Marcellus delivers treasures to auction

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Chareau furniture includes chair style selected by famous clients

19 February 2024

An ensemble of modernist rosewood furniture by the designer and architect Pierre Chareau (1883-1950) is to be offered by Valoir Pousse-Cornet auction house.

Bayeux embroidery replica

Bayeux Museum buys Victorian replica of the famous tapestry from the collection of Rolling Stones drummer

31 January 2024

The Bayeux Museum in France has bought a life-size Victorian replica of the Bayeux tapestry from the Charlie Watts sale.

Vénus de Milo

Louvre buys Vénus de Milo cast at auction

30 January 2024

The Louvre Museum has used its pre-emption right to successfully secure a 19th century cast of the Vénus de Milo at Artcurial.

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French auction sales totals: A year of ‘expected stabilisation’ after bumper period

29 January 2024

Auction firms in France followed a more traditional course in 2023 according to the latest figures.