• Christie's Is Auctioning Furniture Once Owned by Marie Antoinette

    7 days ago - By Hypebeast

    Christie's upcoming "Exceptional Sale" , as the name implies, is filled with rare objects that date all the way back to Roman times. The Paris edition, in particular, will spotlight works from 18th Century France, including two furnishings once owned by Queen Marie Antoinette. The first piece, a commode crafted in 1770 by Pierre Macret, demonstrated "one of the finest exponents of the façon de la Chine in France - or indeed in Europe," according to Christies , adding, its "tôle-dorée doors, curved like rolling waves, feature bucolic chinoiserie landscapes: craggy Asiatic mountains, trees...
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