28 October 2011

This Weekend in Provence..a Provençal Auction!

Meet me there! well, actually I will be there in spirit only. It seems the best auctions in Provence all happen in the fall.... which is one reason why I want to plan a Chic Provence Design Tour for the fall. It's an irresistible time to be there!

If you are lucky enough to be in Provence this Sunday, head over to the Château de Sanilhac near Uzés... preview Saturday October 29 from 11 am until 6 pm. Auction begins at 2:30 pm Sunday October 30. After a long leisurely Sunday lunch and game of boules, let's head on over and see what treasure await us there!

charming little round mirror framed in carved wood

this rare silver "confiturier" (jam pot) with two pigeons
on the top is one of many stunning silver pieces
at the auction

a perfectly Provençale piece, the "panetiére" in
walnut once hung on a kitchen wall and held
the daily bread safely away from animals and other pests

beautiful Directoire era day bed in walnut will go
for about €1000... don't you wish you were there
to snag this one??

Ecole française painting from the
Restoration epoch, €800 or so

a bronze by Louis Bottinelly

a XVIIe Spanish century console table with
beautifully carved golden legs

this golden bronze clock has Cupid reminding
us that time is fleeting... take love while you can!

the head of Christ carved in stone

a stunning pair of griffons in clay from
the XIXe century, about €4000

called a "frame with the shape of a gendarme's cap" this
little wooden charmer will go for about €200

this ecole française painting of a French soldier
beginning of XIXe century makes me smile

one of a set of 8 utterly charming lacquered
wood Provençale chairs

this Picasso ceramic from mid-century Vallauris
can be yours for perhaps €1000 or so... an original,
bien sûr!

how would you like this inkwell on
your desk? at €10,000, un peut chér!


thanks for visiting! Kit


  1. These are wonderful, Kit! LOVE the confiture with the pigeons and always those balloon side chairs...... I'll fight you for the mirror.....Maryanne xo

  2. If I had a big van I'd jump in it tonight and drive down there.... What lovely things, I absolutely love the first picture of the mirror with the reflection of the house in it... Have a lovely weekend, Love from London xo

  3. Hahaha you two! Wouldn't we have fun tussling over that gorgeous mirror?! Kit

  4. Wonderful treasures!

    Happy weekend wherever you are!

    ♥ Franka

  5. I'm going!! Gorgeous sunny day here in Provence. Let's hope tomorrow is the same!

  6. Wish i could go. I just love auctions! I attended the Muriel Brandolini's auction last week and was bidding for a small settee, bidding against...Sarah Jessica Parker, sitting next to me. She won very graciously...

  7. WHAT FUN... like the demi lune table and the frame...wish I was there!!!

  8. Lovely lovely choices! Those griffons are amazing!

  9. Great post.

    i hope you can check out mine!


  10. Absolutely gorgeous finds!

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  12. elsa_francoa@hotmail.com26 October, 2012

    Sencillamente muy pero muy Hermoso todo cuanto veo aqui,incomparable,precioso.


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