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The Drouot auction centre has reopened and is holding sales and so are other salerooms.

Running alongside auctions scheduled for the summer high season are events that were postponed from earlier in the year due to the pandemic.

In the articles below we look at some of the highlights from these early returns to action and preview a selection of items coming up for sale in Paris and further afield over the coming few weeks.

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Punchinello comeback and pastels debut help to boost Paris drawings auction

Louvre secures Renaissance bronze by French sculptor

Auction action outside Paris with Old Masters and tribal art bringing demand

Musik plays part as one of three €100,000 top-sellers

Orientalist sculpture for sale in Nantes

Five Vuillard works on offer at Artcurial

Actress Sarah Bernhardt in the frame at Tajan

Gold bracelets go from mucky moat to Monaco auction