Hôtel Drouot

Hôtel Drouot is a Parisian auction house, specialising in fine art and antiques. It is a business which includes 16 halls and 70 auction houses under the umbrella of Drouot.

Hôtel Drouot was founded in 1852 and is now owned by BNP Paribas; other locations include Monmartre, Vehicules, and Drouot-Montaigne. Weekly catalogues are published in the Gazette de l’Hotel Drouot, sold at newsstands throughout Paris.


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Deruta portrait plate offered in Paris

20 June 2022

This Italian maiolica plate painted with a profile portrait of man and an inscribed scrolling ribbon comes from Deruta and dates from the early 16th century.

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Elaborate Chinese timepiece on offer in Paris auction

30 May 2022

Aponem is holding a sale at Drouot on June 15.

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Boilly turns on the water work

02 May 2022

This street scene by Louis-Léopold Boilly (1761-1845) will feature in the sale of Old Master and Modern drawings from 1500-1900 to be held by Millon on May 19 at Drouot in Paris.

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Miró given stamp of approval

25 April 2022

This painting by Joan Miró (1893-1983) titled 'L’Oiseau Bleu' will feature in a Modern and Contemporary Art sale to be held by Beaussant Lefèvre at Drouot on June 3.

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Seated figure of Chinese deity creates new top price for Chantilly porcelain at auction

28 March 2022

A new high for a piece of Chantilly porcelain and two pre-emptions for paintings featured in a recent sale held by Daguerre (30% buyer’s premium) at Drouot in Paris.

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Chinese seal with a taste of spinach

21 March 2022

A highlight of the Asian arts sale to be held by Beaussant Lefèvre at Drouot in Paris on April 15 will be this Qing dynasty spinach-green nephrite jade imperial seal that belonged to the Qianlong Emperor (1736-95).

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French auction sales firmly show recovery from Covid

24 January 2022

Auction totals for 2021 underline the strong recovery since the start of the pandemic

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Silver: give it a swirl in Paris

22 November 2021

A collection of silver assembled over half a century by a Brussels general practitioner with a passion for 18th century French silver is to be offered for sale by Dupont & Associés, Morlaix Enchères, at Drouot in Paris on December 6.

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Rise of Indonesian modern art as Raden Saleh work appears at Daguerre

08 November 2021

On December 2 at Drouot, auction house Daguerre is selling a painting by Raden Saleh (1811-80), the first modern Indonesian painter of the 19th century.

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Rediscovered Ribera comes to Paris sale

08 November 2021

An unpublished painting by the Spanish artist Jusepe de Ribera (1591-1652) is to be offered for sale at Drouot in Paris by Gros & Delettrez on December 13.

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‘Big John’ triceratops skeleton sells for €5.5m (£4.7m) in Paris

23 October 2021

The largest triceratops skeleton ever discovered has been sold in France by Binoche et Giquello.

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Across the rooftops

04 October 2021

This painting by Jean Hélion (1904-87) will feature in the sale of furniture, objects and paintings at Copages Auction at Drouot in Paris on October 15.

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Dedicated sale of enamelled advertising signs in Paris

20 September 2021

Baron Ribeyre & Associés is holding a two-day auction at Drouot in Paris devoted to a collection of enamelled advertising signs from 1900-60.

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Largest triceratops skeleton ever discovered comes to auction in France

04 September 2021

The fossilised remains of 'Big John', the largest triceratops dinosaur ever discovered, will be offered by Paris auction house Binoche et Giquello next month.

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French sales bouncing back after Covid impact

26 July 2021

Sales figures or 'bilan' for the first half of this year have been released by some auction firms in France.

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Furniture treasure trove amassed over 30 years

19 July 2021

Prize examples of French 18th century furniture were on offer at Drouot when Hughes Taquet of the auction house Hôtel des Ventes de Mantes-La-Jolie (26.4% buyer’s premium inc VAT) offered the collection of René Siméoni.

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Limoges plaque bidder hell bent on a purchase

07 June 2021

Sixteenth century Limoges work depicts underworld scene from Virgil’s The Aeneid

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Sculpture in the Paris spotlight as record set for Pompon

17 May 2021

François Pompon auction record leads a look at four stand-out results achieved in the French capital

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Masterful Limoges plaque emerges in Paris auction

17 May 2021

The highlight of a sale of paintings, furniture and works of art staged at Drouot by Coutau-Bégarie on May 28 will be this early 16th century Limoges enamel plaque painted with a scene from Virgil’s Aeneid.

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Mars mission: bronze figure emerges at Drouot auction

22 March 2021

A bronze figure of Mars from the studio of Giambologna will be one of the highlights in a sale of furniture, paintings, sculpture and works of art to be held at Drouot by L’Huillier on April 2.

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