Jacques Garcia, Intemporel Auction at Sotheby’s
There are fewer and fewer designers and collectors left with impeccable taste and Jacques Garcia is one of them. Even if you don’t know his name, you’ve probably seen his work at some well known hotels in Paris, Hôtel Costes, La Reserve, L’Hôtel, and La Mamounia, and his work on historic rooms in the Louvre and Versailles. In 1992 he purchased Château du Champ-de-Bataille as a place for his collection of furniture and objects, many of which were of Royal origins. Now you can own some of them at the upcoming Jacques Garcia, Intemporel auction at Sotheby’s in Paris.
This auction, designed to raise funds to guarantee the future and legacy of this historic estate, is a tribute to the finest and most beautiful French works of arts of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Seventy-five lots have been handpicked by the designer to mark seventy-five years of a life devoted to seeking out sublime pieces of furniture, porcelain and sculpture with royal and prestigious provenances and creating unique interiors that marry the classic and the modern. The masterpieces to be offered once belonged to Kings Louis XV and Louis XVI, Queens Marie Leszczynska and Marie-Antoinette, King William III and Queen Mary II of England, Scotland and Ireland, the Count of Provence and the Dukes of Penthièvre, Hamilton and Lorraine. The selection continues into the 19th century with provenances including the Emperor Napoleon and dynastic collectors such as the Rothschilds.
To learn more about this auction, you can read an interview with Jacques Garcia on the Sotheby’s website.