Jean Prouvé Consignment
Jean Prouvé’s groundbreaking 20th century furniture commands high prices at auction because it is practical, functional and collectible. Celebrated for his ability to meld the finer principles of art, design and architecture, Prouvé is known for sculptural furniture designs, as well as his pioneering pre-fabricated housing, many of which were as compact as 6 x 6 meters and 6 x 9 meters. He frequently collaborated with other mid-century design greats such as Charlotte Perriand and Le Corbusier.
Global collectors of 20th century design covet mid-century Jean Prouvé furniture, decorative accessories and pre-fabricated French architecture. If you have a piece of furniture by Jean Prouvé that you are interested in selling, Sotheby’s can help you realise the highest price. To get started with a free auction estimate, simply submit photographs and information about your Jean Prouvé designed furniture through our easy-to-use and confidential online estimate form. Our seasoned specialists will review your submission and issue preliminary estimates for items that can be included in our sales.Inside a Rare Jean Prouvé House at Sotheby’sLaunch Slideshow
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- Can a specialist evaluate my Jean Prouvé furniture in person?Our specialists are located in Paris, London and New York, and are able to visit in-person any pieces located in those cities. Our specialists also travel frequently and any information about upcoming visits will be made available on this page. If you would like to contact a specialist directly about a potential visit, you can contact the 20th-century design team nearest you.
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- What types of Jean Prouvé furniture sell best at auction?Jean Prouvé furniture often finds eager buyers at auction. His own designs as well as his collaborations frequently appear at auction. Some of the top-selling types of furniture by Jean Prouvé include Antony beds, Métropole chairs, Compas table, Standard chairs, Standard Bs desks, and Potence lamps.
- How much does it cost to sell my Jean Prouvé furniture with Sotheby's?Sotheby’s offers fine, one-of-a-kind Jean Prouvé design at auction. Likewise, our fees are customized for each work we offer. When you receive an auction estimate from a Sotheby’s specialist, it will include detailed information about our commission and fees.