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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Signs of the times: Single owner collection stands out at Paris auction

08 April 2019

Pioneer collection of street furniture goes from Parisian flat to the saleroom.

Cabinet attributed to Pierre Gole

Elaborate 17th century cabinet provides star quality to €2m country house collection

08 April 2019

A 17th century tortoiseshell, pewter and brass marquetry cabinet on stand was the star turn in the sale of the contents from a country house in the Ile de France at Drouot in Paris.

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Single-owner sale: Signs that Paris appreciates its streetscapes

08 April 2019

French and foreign bidders flock to white-glove sale of pioneer collection of the city’s heritage

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Two seven-figure French discoveries

08 April 2019

A Mannerist bronze after Giambologna and a rediscovered oil sketch by Peter Paul Rubens posted seven-figure sums during the series of sales coinciding with the Salon du Dessin fair in Paris.

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Historic Paris shop sign collection acquired by Musée Carnavalet from auction house

30 March 2019

Eight evocative antique shop signs, symbols of Paris’ ancient streetscapes, are off to the Musée Carnavalet, the city’s museum in the Marais district dedicated to the history of the French capital.

Baccio Bandinelli

Auctions in Drawings Week

18 March 2019

The independent salerooms and those operating from the Drouot auction centre in Paris provide an important part of the city's Drawings Week.

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Paris sale to offer range of animalier bronzes

18 February 2019

Animalier bronzes will be on offer at Drouot in the coming weeks.

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Champion racehorse gallops into Paris auction in bronze form

04 February 2019

A collection of 18 bronzes of thoroughbred racing horses by major French animalier sculptors is to be offered at Drouot on February 22 by Beaussant-Lefėvre. They include examples by Isadore Bonheur, Pierre-Jules Mène and Emmanuel Fremiet.

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The year of the Dragon – Chinese bronze sculpture could be Summer Palace discovery

21 December 2018

Did the final days of 2018 provide the year’s greatest discovery? Bidders who pursued a bronze dragon head from €20,000 to €2.4m (£2.2m) at the Drouot in Paris on December 17 certainly thought so.

 Bernardino Luini

'Gilets jaunes' rioting in Paris caused mayhem but auction results remain solid this autumn

05 December 2018

With the Paris 'Temps Forts' high season now under way in the salerooms as riots rage in the streets, the temporary closure of some businesses did not put off bidders and buyers in the French capital.

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Louis XVI secrétaire emerges at Drouot sale

12 November 2018

Art Richelieu Castor-Hara is offering a single-owner French collection featuring Old Masters and modern paintings, and classic furniture in a sale at Drouot.

A Vincennes soft paste porcelain dish

Pre-emptions in Paris: Four of the latest museum purchases at the Drouot auction centre

05 November 2018

The right of French museums to claim a lot offered at auction as soon as the final price is determined by the fall of the hammer always adds an extra dimension to any auction in France.

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French auction means crunch time for biscuit collectors

01 October 2018

In the UK Huntley and Palmers and McVitie’s might be the brand names to trip off the tongue at the mention of the word biscuit. In France it is LU that first comes to mind.

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Pick of the Week Saint’s head sets a gold standard

02 July 2018

A rare medieval gold head of a saint generated significant interest at a sale in Paris conducted by Pierre Bergé & Associés at the Hôtel Drouot.

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Old Masters fly high in Paris

02 July 2018

The Paris high season is a time when classic sales of traditional fare are as much to the fore as buoyant sectors such as Asian, contemporary and modern and tribal art.

Bugatti bronze

Animalier sculptor Bugatti remains a heavyweight at auction

28 June 2018

Another substantial price for a bronze by the current hot favourite animalier sculptor, Rembrandt Bugatti (1884-1916), has emerged at the Drouot auction centre in Paris.

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First Hours of Aristophil sell-off

25 June 2018

The mammoth disposal of the Aristophil collections of historic manuscripts began last week with a premium-inclusive €17.6m series of seven June auctions offered over four days at Drouot (June 15 and 18-20).

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French museums swoop on books, letters and manuscripts at the mammoth auction series of the Aristophil collection

25 June 2018

French institutions exercised their right of pre-emption on a number of occasions as the gargantuan disposal of the Aristophil collections of historic manuscripts began last week.

palmwood sideboard by Eugène Printz

Saleroom selection: early design highlights at auction from Lalique lights to Rembrandt Bugatti’s panther

15 June 2018

Recent design sales have generated plenty of dramatic prices for post-war and modern classics, from the Lalannes and Jean Royère to Charlotte Perriand.

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Ceramics dealer Christophe Perlès sells 150 lots at Paris auction

11 June 2018

After a continuous 30-year period of trading, and a stockbook tally of around 10,000 pieces, Paris dealer in European ceramics Christophe Perlès has decided to take a break for a couple of years.

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