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Art & Antiques | Timeless Paris: Sotheby’s France & Le Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen

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Art & Antiques | Timeless Paris: Sotheby’s France & Les Puces

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Images: Left, Château d’Haroué via Pinterest & above, Château d’Haroué also via Pinterest

Sotheby’s Parisian bureau, opened since 1988 in the heart of Faubourg Saint Honoré, announced not long ago the sale of fine furniture, paintings and works of art from the collection of Prince Marc de Beauvau-Craon.

The event will be held at Sotheby’s on 15 September and this occasion will also mark the inauguration of the new Sotheby's auction room in Paris, named after Laure de Beauvau-Craon, the former Présidente-Directrice Générale of Sotheby’s Paris.

The Prince was the chairman of La Demeure Historique, an association dedicated to the preservation of private historical monuments. Château d’Haroué, built between 1720 and 1732, family home of the Beauvau-Craon dynasty, was the raison d’être of this assiduous protector and promoter of the arts.

Prince Marc de Beauvau-Craon’s daughter Diane de Beauvau-Craon said: "I spent my childhood worshipping the beauty of architecture and the arts. I was extraordinarily lucky: wherever I turned my gaze, it always fell on the beauty of life. On my father's death, the childhood home I loved turned into ‘Le Château’ overnight. I decided to leave with the magic of my childhood memories intact, filled with the love and tenderness my father had lavished on me."

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PRINCE AND PRINCESS MARC DE BEAUVAU-CRAON_@sothebys

Images via Sotheby's

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Above, de la collection du Prince Marc de Beauvau-Craon, Paris

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Gilt bronzes and family portraits are just some parts of the collection that will be on sale. If you're in Paris around mid-September don't miss this amazing event.

EXHIBITION TIMES
PARIS
SUN, 10 SEP 17 | 11:00 AM - 06:00 PM CEST
MON, 11 SEP 17 | 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM CEST
TUE, 12 SEP 17 | 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM CEST
WED, 13 SEP 17 | 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM CEST

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But while my mind is visually meandering through the fine furniture of the Beauvau family, there's a place in Paris that will appease the desire of acquiring antiquités in the meantime: Les Puces de Saint Ouen. Declared to be the biggest flea market in the world, this place is an unique world of treasures and delightful beauty ...

*It's open only Saturday, Sunday and Monday
** For a fun experience, have lunch Chez Louisette -- live music, French style, and delicious bœuf bourguinon

Daniela Chelariu, Travel Editor, Paris
Travel Editor, Paris

Dana is a fragile dreamer, they say, arriving in Paris four years ago, for love, and the city has been constantly changing her life since then. Hers is a world of books, (Marguerite Duras, Simone de Beauvoir, Anne Berest), expos, long walks sur les quais de Seine, pink skies, fine wine and peonies.


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  • Marcee said...

    Ohhh wow. How fab to live in such a gorgeous place! Really love the yellow cupboard/chest in photo 2. Art works are beautiful. Especially florals. Only takes $$$$!

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