French & Continental Furniture


Sotheby’s French & Continental Furniture Department offers 18th century French furniture and decorative arts, including mirrors, clocks and lighting devices such as candelabra, torchères and chandeliers as well as furniture and decorative arts from Continental Europe, including Germany, Italy, Sweden and Russia, covering the period of 1675–1830.

Our global team of specialists in New York, London, Paris and Milan work closely with their colleagues throughout Sotheby's worldwide locations. Together, they have overseen a variety of high-profile and groundbreaking sales, including Property from the Collections of Lily and Edmond J. Safra and The Collection of Ariane Dandois. Learn more about this department in Records & Results.

For the third consecutive year this July, Sotheby’s London offered the specially curated sale of Treasures: Princely Taste featuring rare and sought-after masterpieces representing the very pinnacle of decorative arts.

The French & Continental Furniture Department holds a Fine & Important French Furniture sale in May and November in New York and an Important French Furniture sale in April and November in Paris.

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  • Mario Tavella
    Président-directeur général, France | Chairman, Europe
    +33 1 53 05 53 12
  • French & Continental Furniture
    Brice Foisil
    Senior Director | Director of Development
  • English Furniture
    Henry House
    Senior Director | Head of Department
  • 19th Century Furniture & Sculpture
    Dennis Harrington
    Vice President | Senior Specialist
    New York
  • European Sculpture & Works of Art
    Francesco Morroni
    Senior Director | Head of Department, Milan
  • Rugs & Carpets
    Stephanie Douglas
    Director | Specialist
  • English Furniture
    David Macdonald
    Director | Senior Specialist
    +44 20 72 93 5107
  • French & Continental Furniture
    João Magalhães
    Director | Senior Specialist
    +44 20 7293 5089
  • Impressionist & Modern Art
    Dr. Philipp Herzog von Württemberg
    Chairman, Europe | Managing Director, Germany
  • French & Continental Furniture
    Louis-Xavier Joseph
    Director | Head of Sales
    +33 1 53 05 53 04
  • English Furniture
    Shiona Fourie
    Deputy Director | Senior Project Manager, Private European Collections
    +44(0)207 293 5470
  • English Furniture
    Thomas Williams
    Deputy Director | Specialist
    +44 20 7293 6211
  • French & Continental Furniture
    Gina Tammaro
    Client Management
    +44 20 7293 5533
  • French & Continental Furniture
    Alexandre Mordret
    Senior Cataloguer
    +33 1 5305 5306
  • French & Continental Furniture
    Constance Rousseau
    Auctioneer Trainee

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