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  • Christie's Paris : The Paul Haim Sale

    Christie's : Secret Garden

    The Paul Haim Sale

       With the auction of art dealer Paul Haim’s collection of sculptures which shall take place on October 22nd 2020, Christie’s shall present to the public works worthy of a place in a museum. By Éric Jansen     For years a remarkable secret garden on the banks of the Adour river, not far from Bayonne and Biarritz on the border of the Landes and Basque Country, concealed from view behind its foliage some forty sculptures by some of the greatest… Auguste Rodin, Émile-Antoine...

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  • Guillaume Féau, timeless French Style

    Guillaume Féau

    Timeless French Style

     At the head of a company founded in 1875, this lover of beautiful French decor steadfastly maintains the business’s traditional specialisation in antique wood panelling and the reproduction of panelling. By Éric Jansen  La réplique parfaite des Quatre continents de Claude-Nicolas Ledoux installée dans une maison près de Paris.  Féau & Cie possesses a unique collection of 17th to 20th century panelling and woodwork including examples made for Madame de Pompadour, sumptuous cornices...

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  • Jewelry - Abécédaire of Victoire de Castellane

    Victoire de Castellane

    Fantastic luxury

      For over twenty years she has worked as creative director of Christian Dior’s fine jewelry division. Today sees the publication of a book that, like her, is baroque, joyful and colourful. By Éric Jansen   From A for Abundance to Z for Zigzag, the abecedarium that Victoire de Castellane has created with the assistance of Olivier Gabet, director of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris, is a series of souvenirs, amusing allusions and technical details that evoke past collections...

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  • Sibylle de Margerie

    Sibylle de Margerie

    A certain idea of luxury

    With discretion, the interior decorator and ambassadress of a contemporary lifestyle undertakes projects across the globe, allying comfort with gentle femininity. A book today celebrates her particular style, all in nuances. By Eric JansenShe has just completed the Mont Blanc hotel’s penthouse in Chamonix, following on from Le Cœur de Megève ... Sybille de Margerie is at home in the mountains. It was on the snow- capped peaks that in 2006 her career took an important leap forward with the inauguration...

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  • The impact of lockdown on luxury realty

    The impact of lockdown on luxury realty

      Analysis carried out by Daniel Féau and Belles demeures de France between the 8th and 15th of May 2020, questioning 902 potential buyers who were, prior to lockdown, actively seeking to acquire an asset in Paris or the nearby western suburbs.The principal results of the study: 1. The percentage of buyers intending to pursue their project is higher than we anticipated.Only 10.40% of those questioned have put their project on standby, and 7.40% have not yet come to a decision.82.20%...

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  • Hygiene measures against Covid-19

    Our agencies are open again!

    Our precautions in time of COVID-19

    To protect youself and our team members, please take note of these strict hygiene measures which shall be applied in our agencies and during visits.OUR AGENCIES AND TEAM MEMBERSThanks to our proven tools allowing for telecommuting, our team members remain totally operational. All are equipped with AFNOR approved category 1 facemasks.Our agencies reopened on May 11th 2020 with their usual opening hours. All visitors are requested to wear a facemask and hand sanitiser is provided at the entrance to...

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  • Hervé van der Straeten

    Hervé van der Straeten

    Precious modernity

    The refinement of his furniture combining ebony and bronze, lacquer and parchment shows a remarkably virtuoso know-how. But Hervé van der Straeten also calls upon formal research methods which never cease to surprise. By Eric JansenFirst there was Turbulences, then Débauche, Distorsion and Dissonances... The names may suggest a somewhat disordered creative outpouring while the reality is, in fact, quite the opposite. Few, if any, are more self-controlled than this man. There are, however, two sides...

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  • The Paul-Louis Weiller Sale

    The Paul-Louis Weiller Sale

    The taste of a hedonist

    Soupière du service Orloff par Jacques-Nicolas Roëttiers, 1770.On June 17th, Christie’s shall auction some of the treasures collected by Commander Paul-Louis Weiller, with collections that are as flamboyant as the life he lived. By Éric JansenHe died on December 6th, 1993, two months after celebrating his 100th birthday. An aviation hero during the First World War, officer of the Legion d'Honneur at the age of 25, a remarkable captain of industry, first of all in the construction of aircraft engine...

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  • Coronavirus: "The Parisian real estate market will not collapse"

    LEPOINT.FR - BY BRUNO MONIER-VINARD ON THE 02/04/2020

    "A significant drop in prices is highly unlikely in the capital's luxury property market, assures the Daniel Féau group's CEO Charles-Marie Jottras.Charles-Marie Jottras, CEO of the Daniel Féau-Belles Demeures de France group, Parisian leader in luxury real estate with some 110 employees, predicts a relatively serene future for the premium Ile-de-France market.Le Point: How is the epidemic affecting your activity?Charles-Marie Jottras: People are nervous, anxious, it's a bit of a mess. Everyone is...

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  • The Parisian market for assets sold at prices in excess of 1 million euro

    The Parisian market for assets sold at prices in excess of 1 million euro

    IS THE PRICE RISE IN PARIS ARTIFICIAL?

    Over 12 months, the Parisian real estate market has attained around 20 billion euro in sales, of which around 4.5 billion were for assets at prices exceeding 1 million euro. The latter represents about 3,000 sales in Paris out of a total of 37,000 sales, or some 8% of the market. Assets priced at above 2 million euro represent less than 500 transactions.The Paris luxury market is therefore a relatively narrow market. The average price per square meter in Paris has tripled in 20 years and, according...

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