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Sotheby’s Puts Luxe Interior of Paris Hotel on the Block

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French Hotel Collection
(Courtesy of Sotheby’s)

 

If you’ve ever wanted to own a hotel in Paris—but didn’t want to bother with the foundation, walls, and roof—Sotheby’s has got you covered. In association with Paris-based auction house Leclere, Sotheby’s is putting the collection of late businessman/developer Robert Zellinger de Balkany on the block, which sat inside the Hôtel de Feuquières on Rue de Varenne. The eclectic trove, which took 50 years to put together, includes an antiquities collector’s dream: paintings by English and Italian masters, priceless European furniture and timepieces, rare books, fabrics, and everything else in between. For more on the Sept. 20 sale, click here. Preview some of the higher-end items below.

French Hotel Collection
Bernard Molitor gilt-bronze mahogany commode – late Louis XVI, circa 1789-92 – $330,000–$550,000 (Courtesy of Sotheby’s)
French Hotel Collection
André-Charles Boulle, two gilt-bronze mounted tortoiseshell and brass marquetry armoires, the first circa 1720-30; the second, 1760-70 – $880,000–$1.3 million (Courtesy of Sotheby’s)
French Hotel Collection
George Stubbs, ‘Viscount Gormanston’s White Dog,’ 1781 – $220,000–$330,000 (Courtesy of Sotheby’s)
French Hotel Collection
French silver circular tureen and cover from the Princely Bourbon-Penthièvre service (cover: 1750-51; body 1821) – $550,000–$880,000 (Courtesy of Sotheby’s)
French Hotel Collection
Anton van Dyck, ‘Portrait of Anne Sophia, Countess of Carnarvon’ – $880,00 to $1.3 million (Courtesy of Sotheby’s)
French Hotel Collection
Italian gilt-bronze mounted silver, ebony, and pietra dura cabinet, circa 1620, from Pope Paul V Borghese and King George IV – price on request (Courtesy of Sotheby’s)