Art market Magazine March 2014

 
20th century Decorative Arts 
T R E NDS 
With almost…
20th century Decorative Arts
T R E NDS
With almost continuous growth, this is an important sector of activity in the French market. It should be said that it depends heavily on a long list
of Art Nouveau and Art Deco creators, from Louis Majorelle and Émile Gallé to Edgar Brandt and Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann, not forgetting designers like Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Paulin. This area also benefits from the dynamic energy of institutions like the Orsay, the Arts Décoratifs and the Centre Pompidou museums, and the segment accounts for 4% of auction business in the French market. The sector was unaffected by the crisis of 2009, in France at least, and has posted almost continuous growth for nearly

The decorative arts market has grown almost continuously for the last ten years. In 2012, it made further progress of 6%. Now there's a highly-rated segment!
ten years. Total sales for this market rose by another 6% in 2012. Its development was less regular abroad, where it also represented a lower proportion of business, but in 2012, total sales nonetheless rose by 43% – a fact linked with a 38% increase in the number of sales. The average price thus fell in France, while rising abroad. The unsold rate, although stable, was high: a sign of the market's selective character. François Marical

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€21,905,000 Eileen Gray (1878-1976), "Dragon" armchair, around 19171919, 61 x 91 x 67 cm. Paris, Grand Palais, 24 February 2009. Christie’s France SVV, in association with Pierre Bergé & Associés
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