The “Curiosité : Un regard Moderne” sale achieved a total amount of €1,348,777. Among the top lots, a rare marquetry cabinet was sold for €121,500. A pair of papier mâché elephants concluded with a result of €48,300, well above their estimate of €2,500-4000.
Sotheby’s Paris is honoured to be offering a unique selection of objects that would fit equally well in a cabinet of curiosity from a past century as in a contemporary collection.
Among these rare lots buyers will find fossils, a pair of Aepyornis maximus’ eggs and an exceptional complete skeleton of a Moa (Megalapteryx didinus). This sale will also feature a pair of large palm trees made with metal sheets and cast iron, along with a pair of rare armchairs with mahogany flat backs decorated with the coat of arms of Bordeaux. Finally, a beautiful set of cabinets and cases made from various materials from the 16th to the 20th centuries will be presented alongside a collection of Nô masks.