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French design fits the zeitgeist

International array of bidders produces impressive selling rate and prices in Paris auction

£1 = €1.1

A sale devoted to pieces by French designers and held in the French capital proved to be a winning formula for Sotheby’s (25/20/12% buyer’s premium) latest auction in this category on October 31.

In this select offering no fewer than 104 of the 126 lots changed hands, to a truly international mix of buyers, to realise a premium-inclusive total of €9.9m.

This is the highest total in France for a various-owners auction in this category, beating the auctioneers’ own previous high of €7.8m in 2016.

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Published every week since 1971, Antiques Trade Gazette is affectionately known as ‘the Bible of the antiques trade’. A long tradition of authority, integrity and accuracy, makes it the essential read for everyone who loves antiques. With a subscription to Antiques Trade Gazette, you’ll stay ahead of all the developments in the art and antiques market, plus you’ll enjoy • A comprehensive auction calendar – see when and where every sale will be happening • Exclusive interviews with dealers, giving you the inside track on the trade • Breaking news on key industry developments • Secrets, stories and tips from leading specialists and collectors • Top lots advertised by auctioneers • Previews of the best art and antiques fairs and markets • Special supplements focusing on specific collecting areas

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