According to the New York Times,
one of the most prominent antiques dealers in Paris, Ariane Dandois, is going out of business after 34 years and Sotheby's New York is holding the blow-out sale of her inventory. The sale of Dandois's sleekly modern three-floor Right Bank gallery and her warehouse on the Left Bank will take place on October 25 and 26.
The stock of over 1500 pieces consists primarily of furniture and other decor from France, Italy, Russia, Scandinavia, Spain, Germany, and England, particularly the neo-classical period of the late 18th and early 19th century. She also maintains a large selection of Asian and Indian Art, and Japanese screens.
To learn more about the auction and to see a handful of magnificent antiques,
The sale will take place in New York because 80 percent of Dandois's business is with American collectors and decorators, and is expected to realize as much as $16 million. Whether or not your fortune is large enough to earn you a ballot, be sure to take a gander at some of the gems for auction below.
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