Event Date21 September 2022 | Live auction 20041

Provenance Revealed: Galerie Steinitz

Provenance Revealed: Galerie Steinitz

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Provenance Revealed: Galerie Steinitz represents a ground-breaking first for Classic Art, whereby all 58 lots offered in the live auction in London on 21 September will be registered and secured on the Blockchain through Artory. The sale presents a remarkable opportunity to acquire a wide variety of objects that celebrate exceptional provenance spanning: 18th century French royal and aristocratic provenance, to works from the collections of 19th century industrial and financial titans, and pieces that were part of the private worlds of 20th century fashion designers including Yves Saint Laurent, Hubert de Givenchy and Karl Lagerfeld. Each of the lots – which are masterpieces of the decorative arts – will include secure, encrypted certification of the sale for the successful bidder, providing a permanent digital record of the information about the artwork.

Highlights include a Louis XVI giltwood fauteuil by the celebrated maker Jean Boucault. delivered in 1783 to Baron de Breteuil (1730-1807) for his appartement in the château de Versailles (£100,000-150,000); a superb pair of Louis XVI ormolu-mounted jasper and marble cups attributed to the Italian silversmith and bronze maker Luigi Valadier, circa  1770 (£120,000-180,000) formerly in the collection of Pierre-Paul-Louis Randon de Boisset (1708-1776) and subsequently owned by the Rothschild family and Narcissus contemplating his image in the water, Paris School, recorded in the celebrated collection of Louis-Antoine Crozat (1699-1770), Baron de Thiers – son of the financier Antoine Crozat who was considered the ‘richest man in France.’ (£100,000-150,000).



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