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, from the 17th to the late 19th century.
Our global team of specialists in New York, London, Paris and Milan works closely with their colleagues throughout Sotheby's worldwide locations. Together, they have overseen a variety of high-profile and groundbreaking sales, including Pierre Bergé: From One Home to Another, totalling 27.4 million euros, in Paris, Property from the Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon in New York, and The Grimani Tables in London.
In July 2019, Sotheby’s London will present the specially curated Treasures sale for the tenth consecutive year, featuring rare and sought-after masterpieces representing the very pinnacle of decorative arts. Since its inception in 2010, Sotheby’s Treasures sales have achieved £108.5 million in 288 lots.
Along with single owner sales, the French & Continental Furniture department also holds Royal & Noble once a year in London, offering property with distinguished aristocratic provenances. Twice a year (Spring & Winter) the department also presents a sale exploring the concept of style throughout the centuries, appealing to connoisseurs and decorators alike - Style: Private Collections in London, Style: Silver, Ceramics, Furniture in New York and Style: Mobilier, Objets d’art et Orfèvrerie in Paris.