Great Collectors: The Jacques Garcia Collection

Paris | 16 May 2023

Jacques Garcia is undoubtedly one of the most respected interiors designers in the world. To ensure a lasting future for his castle and his lifetime project, Champ de Bataille, which he has been carefully looking after for more than 30 years, he has decided to sell 75 pieces of furniture and art objects which adorn the rooms of the 17th century estate located in Normandy. Many of the works have royal provenances that call to mind various colourful personalities, from Du Barry to Marie-Antoinette and from the Duchess of Parma to the Rothschilds. They are the work of great cabinetmakers such as Gaudreaus, Oeben and Weisweiler, and they represent the quintessence of French taste.

In 1992 he purchased the castle, which Le Vau built for Alexandre de Créqui beginning in 1651, with Le Nôtre designing the surrounding gardens. It took him five years to restore the building. He renovated and refurbished the living rooms, the galleries, the game cabinets and the library. Despite the adversities whilst rebuilding the castle, Jacques Garcia at 75 is still a dreamer.

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