09 October 2012

Provençal Maison Auction in Paris This Friday

Ever wanted to go to an estate sale for a maison en Provence? The Druot auction house in Paris is auctioning off the contents of one next weekend...here is a sampling of the items that I particularly love. What do you think? 

I am available on short notice to hop a plane to Paris and place bids for you :) (or, I am actually registered for the auction and if you are brave, we can bid from afar!)

enchanting decorative element in sculpted wood of sun's rays with clouds peeking through! 18th C. 

paintings: two gouache armchairs from mid century by Louis Valtat (1869-1952) 

Les Deux Bretonnes, 1918, oil, Pierre de Belay (1890 1947)

 charming small chandelier in tole in the form of leaves

fabulous butcher's table with voluptuous iron worked base 
and white marbled veined top 

caned canape in walnut scuplted in ribbons and flowers; washed white; sstamped Pillot, from
the time of Louis XV 

the marque for Pillot, the furniture maker from
Nimes in the time of Louis XV, 1774 

pair of Empire era armchairs in cream and coral

six chairs with straw seating in cream lacquer in 
the Provençal style of 18th C. 

rattan chairs from 1900 

pair of small etagere in bamboo from 1900 

pair of 19th C. vases in pottery from Anduze 

pretty birdcage form
hanging light 

to see the full auction catalog along with projected pricing, click here

Thanks for visiting!... Kit


  1. Oh, what wonderful items. I would love to attend the auction! I just returned from Paris and left my heart in France. Provence is next on my list. Are you going to be doing another tour in 2013?

  2. Wow, some amazing items. If you need a buddy on that trip count me in! - Tonya

  3. Ohhh, I love the vases from Anduze! You have wonderful items! I wish you a lot of fun and a wonderful day! Geli

  4. I used to frequent Drouot every week, this makes me sigh, and want to hop on a plane right now!

  5. Kit what fun to attend this auction, like Andrea I would love to go; beautiful items!

    Art by Karena

  6. I'm so close but yet too far. I could jump a train & be there by morning!! Kit such marvellous treasures to want to acquire & nothing would be more fun than an exciting auction. I hope you and yours are all doing very well?

    All my best to you x

  7. This blog is just wonderful, every day. It has now moved to first place in my blog heart.


I would love to hear what you think! merci!


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