Boarding for the summer 2016: destination auction.
History of the Drouot auction closes its doors on 12 July to 10 September, but this isn’t the case for all auction houses.
It remains so connected to the art market this summer with pretty planned a little sales anywhere in France: the opportunity to dig up beautiful pieces during your vacation, and can be real bargains. Follow the guide: destination auction!
The summer auctions expected all year round
If your travels take you to the central regions of the France, master Philip Casal, in his study of the Puy auction, provides six sales for the summer period. Four of them will take place in the month of August, with theme furniture and objects of art, old jewelry and modern paintings, including a lot of beautiful plates of the ‘electricity fairy’ of Raoul Dufy, estimated 3 000 / €5,000 and sold on 1 August.
Mill, the Sadde study organizes a sale August 23, entitled “variety of summer”…
Over the years, it becomes a real date for collectors, vacationers and residents of homes in the region. The selection of lots is attractive and decorative, to seduce a still younger audience: there is the garden furniture, animal subjects, the paintings of the twentieth and ceramics from the 1950s, very much in vogue at present.
In the Cantal in Aurillac, master Goolen organizes the summer one of its three sales of prestige of the year. 11 August will be composed of parts of a succession of an antique shop with old paintings and works of art of the eighteenth century.
A rich activity this summer for the auction auction located in edge of sea
Some companies located in resorts, auctions benefit precisely of this transhumance to accelerate the pace of their vacations and organize their best sales of the year in July and August.
Salorges auction, under the hammer of master Kaczorowski.
The study holds not less than seven sales in La Baule this summer. Surfing also on the activity of the city during the summer, the SVV Geoffroy spoiler maintains its current sales to Royan every Saturday.
Dupont and Associates study is open to Morlaix all summer, and made the bet to place two sales to local theme on Breton objects in July and the Navy, which attract an audience of collectors and vacationers. The auction house also takes the part of one of its two sales of the 8 annual prestige and 9 August. As we told you the study, whatever the date of sale, today with internet auctions are followed without discontinuities. However, the summer sale becomes, over the years, a real meeting room for buyers: the atmosphere is relaxed, an audience curious and lovers just take the time to stroll around the exhibition and lends itself to the auction game.
On to other french coastlines, we played also on the theme of regionalism and the resort, with for example in Honfleur, a beautiful oil on Eugène Boudin paper titled “Trouville, fish market” for sale to the study of master Dupuy in July and estimated 10 000 / €15,000, and on the island of Ré, a sale ‘Marine and unusual’ scheduled July 11 by the Bertrand-Duflos study.
The Emerald auction in Saint Malo rest also active this summer with five sales in July and a nice sale on August 6, where you will be offered a watercolour by Mathurin Méheut, estimated 500 600 and contained a view of Concarneau; There is also in this same sales catalogue of the pottery of Quimper and paintings of marine objects.
This summer gives birth to marginal initiatives, evidenced by this day in New York City, on Sunday, July 31, with the auction of paintings in the day. 10% of fees charged in addition to the auction will be donated to an association.
Exceptional pieces at auction in July and August
Proposed quality auctions to tourists, with including a very nice luxury at Tradart sale in Deauville on 16 July: a Kelly of Hermès estimated between 4,000 and €6,000 will be on sale. Artcurial Toulouse organizes also a sale entirely devoted to parts of Hermès July 20 at the prestigious hotel Hermitage Monaco.
Continue our journey along the West coast until the study Toledano of Arcachon. Different thematic sales will take place this summer, including a sale of contemporary art, then a marine sales, topic related of course with its geographical situation and a public informed bidders. The study is also intended for this wealthy clients during the summer season: August 10 will be presented beautiful signatures in the field of jewellery, with notably a solitary white gold ring estimated at 50,000 / €55 000 and a “Navy 1152” Breguet watch estimated at €15,000. We can also acquire a portrait of the famous painter of the XIXth, Jean-Léon Gérôme, sold at the sale furniture and objects of art from 18 August and estimated 8 000 to 12 €000.
In the South, the Besch Cannes Auction auction house is very dynamic during the two months of vacation: sales prestigious and luxury, specialized in alcohol, perfume, paintings, cars, fashion, jewelry and watches are linked. They are, for nearly 30 years, organized at the prestigious Cannes Hotel: the Martinez. There are beautiful pieces signed and collection: 6 bottles of Petrus Pomerol of 2000 estimated between 20 and €22 000, an assortment of the field of the Romanée Conti also estimated 20 / €22 000 on sale July 16.
A beautiful Jaguar XK140 SE Roadster OTS estimated 130 000 / €150,000 and a Ferrari Dino 246 GT M-series will share the Bill with other automobiles of collection on 18 July.
Among other treasures, the study offers auction at the weekend of the assumption a table floral of Maurice Utrillo, an oil on canvas “The regatta” Bernard Buffet estimated 150 000 to 200 €000 and a Dual Tim of the House Audemars Piguet watch, estimated 13 000 to 14 €000.
Closer smoothly back to school, date 28 August in Blois at argued to study growth-cone, for a sale on the theme of the hunting to the castle of Montpoupon: we prepare the opening of the hunt in September.
Good holiday to all.
The AuctionLab team