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    THE COLLECTION OF HUBERT DE GIVENCHY 100% SOLD

    Monday, March 6th, 2017

    Diego Giaconette (1902-1985) – Table aux deux oiseau et coupelle vers 1978 sold for 962,500

    The Giacomettis of Hubert de Givenchy auction at Christie’s in Paris today achieved a total of 32,748,500 with 100% of the lots sold above their pre-sale estimate. The top price of the evening was Diego Giacometti’s octogonal table aux caryatides et atlantes, executed circa 1980 which made 4,162,500 (estimate: €600,000-800,000) establishing a new auction record for the artist.

    Active international biddings demonstrated the continued demand for exceptional pieces with prestigious provenance. Hubert de Givenchy’s long collaboration and friendship with Diego Giacometti started in the 1960’s when Givenchy met him for the first time thanks to Gustav Zumsteg, the director of the fabric company Abraham.

    ARMCHAIRS BY DIEGO GIACOMETTI ONCE OWNED BY COCO CHANEL

    Thursday, March 24th, 2016
    The armchairs in patinated bronze by Diego Giacometti.

    The armchairs in patinated bronze by Diego Giacometti.

    A pair of armchairs by Diego Giacometti once in the collection of Coco Chanel will come up at Christie’s in Paris on May 25.  Made in 1963 and gifted by Chanel to her doctor they are estimated at 120,000-180,000.  The armchairs are in patinated bronze.  After the Libération Coco Chanel fled to Switzerland and settled near Lausanne, on the edge of the Lac Leman.  She lived there for nearly ten years, occasionally travelling to Paris. At the Valmont Clinic, which she attended, she offered the chairs to her doctor in gratitude for the medical care received. They have stayed in his family until now.

    Paule de Smedt, director of the decorative arts and design department at Christie’s in Paris said:  “We are glad to present this beautiful pair of armchairs in our next evening sale. It gathers all the required criteria of the actual art market: works of art of high quality, in very good condition and from a prestigious provenance”.