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There was less trade buying than at the Lagerfeld collection – just three lots from the top ten – and less interest from American buyers, although American collectors were listed as the purchasers of a Jean Dunand circular double-top red-lacquered and eggshell occasional table at €125,000 (£86,200) and of Pierre Chareau's mahogany and wrought-iron MB744 desk and armchair at €120,000 (£82,800).

Chareau’s more lavish MB113 rosewood bureau was the sale’s chief casualty, unsold against an estimate of €300,000-400,000. The European trade bid the evening’s top price to secure a Rateau bronze and alabaster table-lamp.

The c.1920, 18in (45.5cm) tall lamp, with an ovoid alabaster shade supported on a bronze base of four stylised Fennec foxes, took a quadruple-estimate €240,000 (£165,500). A second, identical lamp sold to a European collector at €230,000 (£158,600).

A European collector bid €200,000 (£137,900) for a glass, chromed metal and tube-light Aeroplane ceiling lamp by Eileen Gray (1925-28), while a trade bid
of €140,000 (£96,550) secured a five-panel glass and metal screen
by Louis Barillet and Jacques Le Chevallier, 6ft 3in by 8ft 5in (1.90m x 2.57m), with a geometric pattern made up of rectangles of black, white, red and opaque colourless glass.