Part of the Collector

Event Date4–20 APR 2023 | Online 22145

The Collector: Paris

Sale Total EUR 1,879,038

4–20 APR 2023

Sale Overview

This April, Christie’s launches The Collector as a global platform for connoisseurs and collectors of Decorative Arts, offered in tandem for the first time across our London, New York, and Paris sale sites. Brought to you as a three-part series, all lots open for bidding on 4 April and close consecutively by sale location on 18, 19, and 20 April, respectively. The Collector sale series includes important European, English and 19th century furniture, porcelain, silver, gold boxes and works of art dating from the 16th to 20th centuries.

Christie’s proudly presents this inaugural global sale series in collaboration with internationally renowned designers and co-authors of At The Artisan’s Table, Jane Schulak and David Stark. Skilfully combining a deep knowledge and appreciation of the decorative arts with a talent for creating whimsical, theatrical spaces, Jane and David have curated striking vignettes for each sale location. The London, New York, and Paris sales are brilliantly unified by fanciful room settings featuring a selection of highlights from each site placed against colourful trellised walls, innovatively employing a motif of classical architecture to produce images which challenge perceptions and give free rein to the imagination.

The Paris edition of The Collector brings together works that illustrate centuries of artistic creation, spanning European furniture, porcelain, silver, gold boxes and 19th-century works of art. The sale features a curated selection of works from private collections from France and Europe, with a particular focus on France in the 18th century. The great designers of the 20th century, such as Peter Marino and Jansen, are represented alongside the greatest menuisiers of the 18th century: Nicolas Quinibert Foliot, Jean-Baptiste Claude Séné, Georges Jacob and Sulpice Brizard. This season also showcases works with exceptional provenance, including an elegant royal bergère delivered for Madame Élisabeth, sister of Louis XVI for her Pavillon de Flore at Palais des Tuileries in 1791 and a group of seats from the Château de Dampierre owned by the Ducs de Luynes for three centuries.

Explore more from The Collector sale series and browse all lots from London, New York and Paris.

    How to find us


    Terms & Conditions Text

    Legal Notice: By downloading this lot listing document and/or by using the information contained in it in any manner, you acknowledge and agree that:

    a)     this lot listing is provided to you as a courtesy only and is not to be treated as a substitute for Christie’s published sale catalogue for Sale 22145 dated (the "Sale Catalogue");

    b)    this lot listing does not contain all of the Sale Catalogue information for each lot or for the sale itself and that some information in this lot listing may have been amended, deleted or replaced since the date it was first created;

    c)     you will refer to the Sale Catalogue and any published Sale Particulars, Sale Notices and Addenda for all lot and sale information and for any bidding information, including the "Buying at Christie’s" section and Christie’s Conditions of Sale and any Sale Particulars;

    d)    any bidding and/or purchases by you shall be governed entirely by the Conditions of Sale published in the Sale Catalogue;

    e)     that Christie’s is not responsible in any way for your reliance upon any information contained in or not included in the lot listing; and

    f)     this lot listing is only provided to you and you may not share this with any other party.

    Place your bid