Important furniture, sculptures and objets d'art

On November 28th, no less than 280 treasures of European decorative arts from the 14th to the 19th century will be going under the hammer at Sotheby's in Paris.

One of the highlights of the sale is an exceptional pair of sofas by Nicolas Heurtaut, estimated at £515 700 to £859 485, will set hearts racing for collectors of exquisite furniture.

blog.php-557 Pair of sofas by Nicolas Heurtaut

With a single arm and an asymmetrical form, these sofas are a beautiful testimony to the master craftsmanship of the rocaille style from the late 1750s.

Two rare busts from the Seasons series, representing Apollo and the Winter, in faience of Rouen from the 18th century Two rare busts from the Seasons series, representing Apollo and the Winter, in faience of Rouen from the 18th century

Two rare busts from the Seasons series, representing Apollo and the Winter, in faience of Rouen from the 18th century are outstanding pieces of decorative arts.

The Louvre Museum is home to four busts from another series, which have been described by curator and art historian Daniel Alcouffe as "masterpieces of Rouen faience and one of the masterpieces in the Louvre's Collections.''

Louis XV period chair Louis XV period chair

One of our favourites from the sale, this love-ly Louis XV period chair has been beautifully crafted into the shape of a heart.

The sale will take place on 28th November at 10:30pm and 2pm CET. The public exhibition will be held from 25th to 27th November 2016 at Sotheby's in Paris. More information at www.sothebys.com.

Treasures of the prestigious Qizilbash Collection

This collection of nine lots is considered one of the most outstanding private European collections of 17th and 18th century arts in the world. Hossein and Mariam Qizilbash built the collection, over many years, with the utmost care and attention to aesthetics.

Celestial Blue China porcelain from the Kangxi period (1662-1722) Celestial Blue China porcelain from the Kangxi period (1662-1722)

This Celestial Blue China porcelain from the Kangxi period (1662-1722), a sumptuous trio of porcelain pottery gilded with Louis XV period bronze of is estimated to sell for £859 485 to £1 718 965.

Ewer and basin encrusted with gold and mother-of-pearl, Naples, first half of the 18th century Ewer and basin encrusted with gold and mother-of-pearl, Naples, first half of the 18th century

This type of porcelain is extremely rare. It was developed by the merchant-mercier Juilliot and was particularly appreciated by Queen Marie Antoinette who owned several objects of this celestial blue porcelain mounted in gilded bronze.

These 18th century pieces adorned with gold, silver and mother-of-pearl were crafted using a technique that required great precision in order to work with such expensive materials.

The sale will take place on 28th November at 7pm CET. The public exhibition will be held from 24th to 27th November 2016 at Sotheby's in Paris. More information at www.sothebys.com.

Important European goldsmith's art

On 29th November, Sotheby's Paris saleroom will present 150 pieces of goldsmith pieces predominately from 17th to 20th century European. The sale will feature twenty teapots and coffee makers from different eras and styles.

Rare vermeil teapot by Marie-Joseph-Gabriel Genu, Paris, 1798-1809 Rare vermeil teapot by Marie-Joseph-Gabriel Genu, Paris, 1798-1809

This vermeil teapot from the early 19th century has a wing-shaped handle and an Egyptian head-shaped cover. It was part of the David-Weill collection until 1972, and is a fine example of the resurgence of the Egyptian style.

Large ewer and vermilion basin by Jean-Baptiste Claude Odiot, Paris, 1798-1809 Large ewer and vermilion basin by Jean-Baptiste Claude Odiot, Paris, 1798-1809

This is an ewer and accompanying gilt basin designed by Jean-Baptiste Claude OdiotOdiot, an established goldsmith of the court and family of the Emperor Napoleon I, is renowned for his unparalleled precision and refined skill.

The sale will take place on 29th November at 10:30 am CET. The public exhibition will be held from 25th to 27th November 2016 at Sotheby's in Paris. More information at www.sothebys.com.

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