A History of Style:
An Exceptional Week of Decorative Arts

Paris, 3 - 6 November, 2015

From 3 to 6 November, Christie’s Paris will offer to collectors from all over the world five major sales dedicated to decorative arts. Structured around the first edition of The Exceptional Sale in Paris, this week also features three beautiful private collections and the Le Goût Français sale, revealing all the refinement of the 18th century in Europe.

If The Exceptional Sale is thought with the unique criteria of the excellence of the work offered, the collections offer a exquisite coherence. The Marie-Antoinette Collection gathers artworks as well as objects from the royal family daily life; the Comte de Ganay Collection contains treasures from the Enlightenment century, reflecting the taste of the collector for the classics; and the set of splendid gilded bronzes evidencing the extent of the artists’ virtuosity.

From beautiful bronzes of André-Charles Boulle and sculptures from Rodin or César, to exceptional furniture pieces such as a Montigny desk and delicate Chinese works of art, every collector will find the piece to further his collection. With provenances such as the French Queen Marie-Antoinette, the Count Thierry de Ganay and the Duke of Beckford, these artworks are all unique and filled with a rich history.

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