"Les Collections Du Chateau De Gourdon" 2011 Christie's Paris

Slipcased. Condition: All Fine. All Volumes: Glossy, grey, illustrated wraps with white lettering. Housed in glossy, black board slipcase with color illus. and bw lettering. Vol. I: 263 pp. with items 1-78 pictured in color; 4 folding plates. Vol. II: 98 pp. with items 90-337 pictured in bw/color. Vol. III: 181 pp. with items 340-475 pictured in color. Vol. IV: 129 pp. with items 480-741 pictured in color. Vol. V: 203 pp. with items 750-902 pictured in color. Guide Volume: 117 pp. listing all items for auction in color or bw. Text in French and English. Catalogues for the massive auction conducted at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris over 3 days (March 29, 30, and 31) in 2011. Volume I contains works from the 20th century; Volume II covers modern art, primarily books and documents; Volume III details Art Nouveau and Art Deco; Volume IV contains master paintings, arms and armor, furniture and objets d'art; Volume V itemizes L'UAM and modern art. The Guide Volume contains all items in the auction, by theme, with small images of each. Chateau de Gourdon is a castle in the Alpes-Maritimes region of France, built upon a former Saracen fortress. The castle and gardens were open to the public from 1950 to 2011, when the contents of the castle/chateau were sold in this auction. The current owners allow only the gardens to be visited by the public, in groups. This set of auction catalogues include great works from many eras but appeal especially to modern tastes and center on decorative arts. An amazing set from an amazing chateau.

6 volume French decorateur box set

11.5" x 8.5"

Christie's Paris



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THE CHÂTEAU DE GOURDON COLLECTION REALISES €42 MILLION /£37 MILLION / $59.3 MILLION 13 WORLD RECORDS FOR ARTISTS AT AUCTION 8 WORKS SOLD FOR OVER €1 MILLION/8 OVER £1 MILLION/ 9 OVER $1 MILLION BUYERS FROM 30 COUNTRIES COMPETED IN 5 SALES OVER 3 DAYS Paris – Having captured the attention of international collectors around the world, Christie’s landmark series of five sales over three days from The Château de Gourdon Collection at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, realised a total of €42,387,113/£37,065,000/$59,346,000 selling 84% by lot, and 84% by value. One of the finest private collections of early 20th Century Decorative Art and Design ever to be offered at auction, The Château de Gourdon Collection comprised important one-off pieces, prototypes, special commissions and objects created by some of the artists for their own use. The spectacular public exhibition curated by Nathalie Crinière at the Palais de Tokyo drew the admiration of over 17,000 visitors in 4 days. Buyers (by lot / by origin) were 75% European, 21% American, 2% Asian and 1% Middle-Eastern, they bid competitively on the telephone, in the room and on Christie’s LiveTM throughout the five sales. 8 works of art sold for over €1 million (8 over £1 million and 9 over $1 million). 13 world records were set for artists at auction, led by the chaise longue by Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann (lot 18) at €2,865,000 /£2,528,362 /$4,048,245.

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