The Florentine auction house, which also has a branch in Milan, was established in 1997 and has fast gained a reputation for both classical art as well as modern & contemporary. Maison Bibelot has also become a specialist in the estates of Italy's talented, rich and glamourous.

On 6th October, "Sandra Milo, a life between cinema and art: memories of a Diva" will take place featuring 71 pieces from the Italian actress' estate including photographs, furniture and clothes. Sandra Milo, rose to fame in the 1960s in French and Italian films alongside stars such as Marcello Mastroianni in Federico Fellini's 8 1/2 (1963.) The native Tunisian is also the cousin of French actor Yves Montand.

blog.php-478 FRANCO PINNA (1925-1978) - 4 photographs, 1965

blog.php-477 FRANCO MESSINA (1900-1995) - Sandra, bronze, h: 66.5 cm

The second auction on 6th October is dedicated to the Italian painter Eduardo Gordigiani. The sale will feature Gordigiani's work as well as other important artists who resided in Popolano di Marradi, Tuscany. Giordigiani was inspired by French Impressionists during his frequent trips to Paris. Gordigiani's painting style is attributable to post-Impressionism. From 1893-94 he lived in America where icons of the era sat for him, including the great stage actress Eleonora Duse.

blog.php-480 EDUARDO GORDIGIANI (1866-1961) - Portrait of Irene before the easel, oil on canvas, 69 x 59 cm

The final sale will take place on 7th October and will feature pieces from a private property in Milan, including 17th-20th century furniture and art.

Check out the full catalogue on Barnebys here.

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