An Exceptional European Collection: Mise en scène by Emilio Terry

Christie’s specialist Simon de Monicault presents highlights from the collection, ahead of our 15 September sale in Paris

An Exceptional European Collection features furniture curated by leading French interior designer Emilio Terry, alongside superb works of art.

Among the highlights is a version of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux’s iconic Le Génie de la Danse, which decorates the Palais Garnier opera house in Paris. An incredible Louis XVI desk by Montigny leads the furniture section, alongside a fabulous set of Louis XVI seat furniture by Georges Jacob. Works by major artists including Elisabeth Vigée LebrunThomas Lawrence and Christian Bérard are also offered.

This collection and private mansion represent a chapter in the history of taste, decorative arts and the art of living in Paris in the 20th century.

The collection will be offered at Christie’s Paris on 15 September 2016.