The Hôtel Lambert, built in the early 1640s and located on the secluded Île Saint-Louis in the heart of Paris, is the most staggeringly beautiful private residence in the city. This palatial private house was decorated by the artistic visionaries behind the Palace of Versailles, architect Louis Le Vau, and painters Charles Le Brun and Eustache Le Sueur. Since then, it has been home to various illustrious families from Polish Prince Adam Jerzy Czartoryski and his descendants, to the Baron de Rede’ who hosted his legendary Bal Oriental in 1969 and the Rothschilds.
A public exhibition will precede the auctions, open to visitors from 6-11 October. The auctions will be commemorated with six volumes. From 11-14 October, Sotheby’s Paris will offer the contents across five live auctions, and an online sale, accompanied by a series of catalogues comprising six volumes.