The Furniture & Works of Art department and its international team has rapidly established itself as one of the leading actors in this speciality in France.
Presenting a panorama of classical decorative arts from the Haute Époque to the end of the 19th century, including the great styles of the 17th and 18th centuries, the biannual prestige auctions of this speciality are illustrated by fine results such as a torso of Aphrodite sold for €443,000 in 2017, a Louis XVI royal mobilier sold for over €1m in 2020 and a Louis XV Bureau “Dos d’Âne” sold for €721,000 in 2022.
The Furniture & Works of Art department has a wide range of skills which are adapted to each collection profile. The specialists regularly call on renowned external experts and art historians to ensure the thorough study of items in areas as specific as goldsmithing, watchmaking, Western archaeology, sculpture and ceramics.
Artcurial’s specialists are at your disposal for free and confidential valuations of your antique objects and works of art.
From 24 April to 4 May, Artcurial will present the furniture of the Hotel Bauer Palazzo, a famous Venetian palace. Through its Murano glassware, furniture, and silks from the Houses Rubelli and Bevilacqua, this sale of more than 4,000 lots celebrates the Venetian identity of this prestigious institution. From torchbearers (portes torchères) to tableware, enthusiasts as well as collectors can experience the essence of this historic landmark.
The Furniture & Works of Art department ended 2022 on a high note with their Winter sale totaling €1.4 million.
Among the works presented in the sale An Apartment overlooking the Seine, the collection of a Parisian amateur on November 25th, an exceptional pair of vases from the Qing dynasty stood out. Extremely rare, these two works bear the sigillary mark of the Qianlong emperor and belonged to Baron James de Rothschild.
On 25th November, Artcurial auctioned the private collection of a Parisian amateur. Among the highlights of the sale, a magnificent and rare pair of flask-form vases from the Qing dynasty, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795), and previously owned by Baron James de Rothschild at the Château de Ferrières, was presented. Remarkable Chinese porcelains and enamels, elegant 18th century pieces of furniture and works of art and an exceptional set of drawings by Théophile Steinlen completed this unique collection.
On 21st September, Artcurial auctioned two prestigious collections: the From Watteau to Vuillard sale brought 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 featured part of the collections of the eponymous chateau.
On 7th and 8th September, Artcurial held 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.
Auction 16th & 17th June 2022
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.
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
22 jul. 2020
16 Dec. 2019
16 jun. 2022
A Louis XV giltwood Table, Paris, circa 1730
Attributed to Sébastien-Antoine Slodtz (1695-1754) & Paul-Ambroise Slodtz (1702-1758)
26 nov. 2018
Torse d’Aphrodite du type de Tauride, Art romain du Ier-IIe siècle après J.-C.
D'après un modèle hellénistique du IVe-IIIe siècle avant J.-C.
16 may 2017
16 may 2017
19 mar. 2014
15 Dec. 2014
09 oct. 2013