Have you ever poked around the Sotheby's Auction House? It’s loaded with such gorgeous furniture, art and more than you can ever imagine.
On a recent visit to their site, I came across a sale they were having from a Paris Flat. Specifically, Photographs, Furniture and Works From a Parisian Flat, Avenue Montaigne.
To have such grandeur and luxury in your home would be incredible. But, why the sale? It looks like everything is going! It’s quite a lot. Here are some of the offerings…
SECRÉTAIRE À ABATTANT EN BOIS CLAIR ET LAITON DORÉ, TRAVAIL AUTRICHIEN BIEDERMEIER, VERS 1830-1840
[SECRÉTAIRE, BIEDERMEIER, C.1830-1840]
Estimated at 3,000-5,000 EUR.
VASE EN BRONZE
JAPON, ÉPOQUE MEIJI (1868-1912)
[A BRONZE VASE, JAPAN, MEIJI PERIOD (1868-1912)]
Estimated at 600-800 EUR.
BERENICE ABBOTT (1898-1991)
BROOME STREET, NEW YORK, ANNÉES 1940
[VINTAGE SILVER PRINT. MOUNTED AND FRAMED.]
Estimated at 4,000-5,000 EUR.
I love this print! It’s so Moulin Rouge, isn’t it?
GRAND LUSTRE EN TÔLE PATINÉE ET BRONZE DORÉ, TRAVAIL DU NORD DE L'EUROPE DE LA FIN DU XVIIIE SIÈCLE - DÉBUT DU XIXE SIÈCLE
[A LARGE PATINATED TOLE AND GILTBRONZE CHANDELIER, NORTHERN EUROPE, LATE 18TH CENTURY - EARLY 19TH CENTURY]
Estimated at 50,000-80,000 EUR.
This chandelier is gorgeous. The gilting, the patina, the design!
LIT BATEAU EN ACAJOU ET BRONZE DORÉ D'ÉPOQUE EMPIRE, D'APRÈS UN DESSIN DE PERCIER ET FONTAINE
[A GILTBRONZE MOUNTED MAHOGANY BED, EMPIRE, FROM A SKETCH BY CHARLES PERCIER]
Estimated at 10,000-15,000 EUR.
I can’t imagine sleeping in this beauty though… it’s so formal!
BAS-RELIEF DIONYSIAQUE EN MARBRE À DEUX FACES, ART ROMAIN, VERS LE 1ER SIÈCLE APRÈS J-C
BAS-RELIEF DIONYSIAQUE EN MARBRE À DEUX FACES, ART ROMAIN
[ROMAN MARBLE RELIEF DOUBLE SIDED WITH DIONYSIAC DECORATION, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.]
Estimated at 9,000-13,000 EUR.
PAIRE DE FAUTEUILS CONFORTABLES À DOSSIER EN ÉVENTAIL RECOUVERTS D'UN GAUFRÉ DE SOIE RAYÉ OR, TRAVAIL MODERNE
[A PAIR OF CONFORTABLE ARMCHAIRS COVERED WITH SILK, MODERN]
Estimated 600-1,000 EUR.
There is that beautiful chandelier and bronze vase in the background.
MARCUS LEATHERDALE (B.1952)
RANI USHA OF JODPHUR, 1992 (SÉRIE BHARAT, INDIA)
[SILVER PRINT, ED. 1/10. MOUNTED AND FRAMED.]
Estimated at 1,500 – 2,000 EUR.
This photograph is hauntingly beautiful. I would love to have this piece. Her gaze tells me she has quite an interesting story to tell.
Go checkout Sotheby's for yourself. I have to live vicariously through those that can afford these items, but it’s nice to have a peek into their lives.