On Friday 31 March, Sotheby’s Paris offered a single owner sale of decorative arts from the estate of Erik Le Caruyer de Beauvais. The sale achieved a total of over €3 million with 95% of the lots sold in value. This self-made antiques dealer and collector was famous as a reliable authority in the art market, providing sound advice to leading dealers and collectors. His interests were extensive but his particular passion was 18th and 19th-century French decorative arts, and Asian art, The latter was represented by the impressive gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, which sold for €787,500 ($840.861), above its high estimate of €350,000.
On 31 March, Sotheby’s Paris will present for auction and exquisite ensemble of furniture, sculpture, and European and Asian decorative arts, assembled by discerning antiques dealer Erik Le Caruyer de Beauvais, whose gallery in the 17th arrondissement of Paris played host to some of the most important names in the market. The auction aims to reflect his personal taste for 17th- to 19th-century furniture and works of art, as well as a significant group of Asian art.