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The new rooms at Paris’ Galerie Kugel.

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Past glories have included silver-gilt objects from Strasbourg in 2014 and Renaissance timekeepers and automata in 2016.

This year a change takes place. Instead of a dedicated exhibition, the firm has decided to open an extension to its already substantial gallery on the Quai Anatole France, adding six new rooms.

These will be given over to sculpture from antiquity to the 19th century and Old Master paintings from the Renaissance to the 18th century.

“We have decided to conceive a more sober space for sculptures and paintings, which enable a full appreciation of the artworks’ quality,” say Nicolas and Alexis Kugel.

“We consider the visit of our gallery as a unique experience, but it can sometimes be difficult to focus on a specific artwork in a luxuriant environment.

“This extension comes to complement the rest of the gallery, and offers a different ambience to the visitors”.

The new rooms will be inaugurated and on show from September 13-17.

galeriekugel.com