"Over the course of the last three centuries,
the Hôtel de Crillon has witnessed the reign of two French kings, the French Revolution, the Napoleonic Empire and the birth of the League of Nations. Built to captivate, the hotel’s majestic architecture has dazzled generations of visitors and played host to some of history’s greatest French and international events.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
I forgot to sign my photograph on the original Elegant Decorating page, so here it is, signed!
Yes, my title was the only such one on the internet, until an enterprising but illiterate copyist stole it in 2009.
~~M-J de Mesterton
There Will Be an Auction at Hôtel de Crillon, just after closing for renovations.
SEE the Hôtel de Crillon website.
In 2015, the hotel will celebrate the beginning of a new era."
AUCTION OFFERINGS, According to the Art Media Agency, INCLUDE:
- A pair of wing chairs by Sonia Rykiel, an adjustable table and a sofa, estimated at €800 to €1,200.
- A bar created by César in 1982 with a polylobed façade inlaid with faceted mirrors, estimated at about €10,000 to €12,000.
- Tableware and silverware from the restaurant, including counter made of moulded wood and gilt brass, estimated at about €3,000 to €4,000; a chandelier made of moulded crystal and silver metal, also estimated at about €3,000 to €4,000; and a desert trolley made of mahogany, mahogany veneer and silver metal, estimated as well at about €3,000 to €4,000.
- A Louis XV styled commode, estimated at about €600 to €800.
- A crystal Dark Super console table by Philippe Starck, estimated at about €12,000 to €15,000.
- A Sonia Rykiel winter living-room suite, including a pair of Louis XV styled wing chairs made of sculpted wood in white and gold varnish, at about €600 to €800; a Louis XVI styled coffee table made of golden and sculpted wood, with a red griotte marble top, at about €600 to €800; and a prized Louis XVI styled sofa made of golden and sculpted wood, at about €2,000 to €3,000.
- Louis XVI styled furniture, including one made of wood veneer, golden and chiselled bronze ornamentation with a grey veined marble top, at about €2,000 to €3,000, a Louis XVI styled bureau at about €300 to €400, and a pair of library lamps at about €300 to €500.
- A flat Louis XV bureau, starting at €600 to €800.