18th century treasures at auction

DrIt’s hard not to be impressed by what looks like a castle, at Salis-sur-Mer, which appears at the end of a splendid vault of greenery shaped by an alley of flying trees. The estate dates back to 16e A century has just been sold, and this Saturday, the owners will be auctioning off a large portion of their personal collection. From floor to ceiling, the house is decorated with works collected over the past few decades by a family of astute collectors, especially in love with the 18th century.e century.


The expert…

DrIt’s hard not to be impressed by what looks like a castle, at Salis-sur-Mer, which appears at the end of a splendid vault of greenery shaped by an alley of flying trees. The estate dates back to 16e A century has just been sold, and this Saturday, the owners will be auctioning off a large portion of their personal collection. From floor to ceiling, the house is decorated with works collected over the past few decades by a family of astute collectors, especially in love with the 18th century.e century.

Santis expert Philippe Ravon in front of Watteau, estimated between 80,000 and 100,000 euros.


Santis expert Philippe Ravon in front of Watteau, estimated between 80,000 and 100,000 euros.

Xavier Lyautey / “Southwest”

“It was my husband who fell in love with this mansion thirty years ago, which was in very poor condition, but with the charm of a real old house. We made sure to restore it and reinstall all the ceilings, electrical and plumbing… We both had parents and grandparents who put together a lot. There is family furniture Only here. But today, for personal reasons, we made the decision to sell. I strongly believe in moving the things we loved, pampering them … and the people who will take the trouble to move will take care of them in turn,” said Catherine Labé Georges, who is about to leave the imposing residence.

Watteau, Duffy…

In total, approximately 165 pieces of furniture, textiles and paintings will be scattered. But this is no ordinary auction. Between Thursday 2 and Friday 3 June, visits are by reservation and you have to show your credentials to pass the gate. Because the house houses works of great interest and international interest, such as the pre-drawn red chalk drawing “The Embarkation for Cythera” by the famous French painter Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684-1721).

It is a sale of international interest that is likely to interest the Louvre as well as foreign buyers.”

A painting placed on an easel in a corner of the living room was estimated at 80 thousand to 100 thousand euros. It was the subject of two pages in the Official Gazette. It is clearly a painting that the Louvre could preempt. It is a sale on an international level with many objects likely to interest foreigners like these paintings shown above the door by Casanova – the adventurer’s brother The famous who seduces women – very popular now or this Dutch show of the eighteenth century.e Original blown glass. The great quality of this family set is that we know the origin of each piece, which gives it more value and reassures foreign customers. It is really great ”, rejoices Philippe Ravon, one of the experts who intervened at the request of auctioneers Jeffroy and Pique.

Among other treasures, collectors will appreciate this painting by Post-Impressionist Henri Le Sidaner (estimate: €80,000 and €100,000), a still life of Raoul Dufy (between €8000 and €10,000) or these two orange tree pots, Napoleon. Style worth 6000 euros. Fans of La Rochelle painter Gaston Balande will not miss the “Château de Saint-Jean-d’Angle” (between 600 and 800 euros).

The owners' complete personal collection was auctioned on Saturday.


The owners’ complete personal collection was auctioned on Saturday.

Xavier Lyautey / “Southwest”

Still life by Raoul Dufy is up for auction on Saturday.  Estimate: between 8000 and 10,000 euros.


Still life by Raoul Dufy is up for auction on Saturday. Estimate: between 8000 and 10,000 euros.

Xavier Lyautey / “Southwest”

Practice

Visit only by booking on 05 46 90 98 07, again on Friday 3 June from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. SALE ON TIME AND LIVE, Saturday 4 June at 2:30 p.m. on interencheres.com or at drouot.com . The sale will be made at auction house Geoffroy et Becquet, at 6 rue President Poincaré, in Royan, publicly but without business. Home Money will be on sale on Wednesday, June 8th from 2:30pm (visit 10am-12pm).

Mysterious Professionals

Cuts in which prices can go up, as confirmed by these two enigmatic professionals, the white-haired, dark blue double-breasted suit, which came specially from Paris. They had lunch at the Grande Terrasse de Châtelaillon, arrived just before the doors opened and were the first to spot the group. We come to the eighteenthe French. It is a beautiful property and a great sale. Yes in general, when you move, it is not for nothing ”, explains half-heartedly, one of them.

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