Francois-Xavier and Claude Lalanne Consignment
When you are ready to sell Lalanne sculpture and furniture at auction, Sotheby’s can help you realise the highest price for François-Xavier or Claude Lalanne sculpture or furniture. In fact, some of the most desirable consigned Lalanne works, such as chairs, desks, and signature animal figures and sculptures, drive intense competition and can achieve a higher price than you might expect.
Lalanne’s iconic ostrich bar fetched 6,191,150 EUR at Sotheby’s Paris auction in 2017, while the Francois-Xavier Lalanne's sheep figures, as well as flocks of sheep, continue to break global auction records.
Sotheby’s, your most dependable resource for Lalanne appraisal and consignment, consistently outpaces market competitors, often commanding hammer prices much higher than our low estimates. With Sotheby's 20th century design auctions held in New York, Paris, and London, as well as online, we have plenty of options to help you sell Lalanne sculpture or furniture at auction for the highest price.Poetry in the Garden: Sculpture by Lalanne and BertoiaLaunch Slideshow
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Lalanne Furniture & Sculpture Consigned with Sotheby's
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Frequently Asked Questions
- When is the best time to sell my Lalanne sculpture or furniture?Throughout the year, enthusiasts and collectors buy and sell Lalanne designs for their classic but whimsical style. Lalanne’s creations are brought to life through an imaginative element of surprise. A bird spreads its wings and transforms into a table. or a woolly sheep provides comfortable seating. Nature is transformed into sculpture and sculpture physically transforms into utility. Once you consign a Lalanne sculpture, table, chair or other piece of furniture, our specialists will suggest the optimal location and time to sell your Lalanne creation. Throughout the year, Sotheby's 20th-Century Design sales are hosted online and in international selling locations.
- What is Sotheby's fee to appraise my Francois-Xavier or Claude Lalanne work?Sotheby's does not provide appraisals but we do provide auction estimates for items we could sell on your behalf. Our auction estimate valuations are complimentary. At no charge, our specialists review submissions and provide valuations for any rare or fine 20th-Century art and design we believe we can sell at a live auction or online sale. If your Lalanne work is not an appropriate fit for a Sotheby's auction, we will do our best to recommend an alternate resource to sell your sculpture or furniture.
- Can a specialist come evaluate my Lalanne furniture or sculpture 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.
NEW YORK: + 1 212 606 7170
LONDON: + 44 (0)20 7293 5572
PARIS: + 33 1 53 05 52 81
- How do I ship my furniture to Sotheby's?Once our specialists have provided you with an auction estimate and a sale recommendation, they will be able to provide shipping quotes and logistical support. Sotheby’s works with the top white-glove shipping companies across the globe who will be able to safely package and transport even the most fragile furniture.