September 19, 2012

Fresh look for Biennale des Antiquaires Antique Fair

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Collectors and discerning lovers of art and antiques from around the world will be on hand for one of the world’s premier antique, beaux arts and jewelry fairs, the Biennale des Antiquaires.

The event takes place under the stunning glass roof of the Grand Palais, including the reopened Salon d’Honneur extension. Some 150 exhibitors will be on hand, double the number two years ago.

This year the event organizer, the Syndicat National des Antiquaires, invited Karl Lagerfeld to design and stage the exhibition space. Describing his décor, called “Window shopping in Paris”, the designer said “I wanted to underline the immensity and the splendor of the glass roof, which will be like a sky protecting exceptional objects.”

The Biennale is a major event in the world art market, featuring exceptional pieces from antiquity, primitive arts, fine art from the Haute Epoque, 18th and 19th centuries, Asian and Islamic arts, contemporary art and haute joaillerie, or high jewelry, which is honored at this year’s fair with more prestige than ever before.

Three prestigious LVMH houses are among the ten jewelers exhibiting at the event. Chaumet will display a collection of twelve jewels, including four tiaras. Dior Joaillerie will showcase its latest collection, “Dear Dior”, while Bulgari will unveil its treasures at the Biennale for the very first time.

A special 20-page report on the Biennale des Antiquaires in the September issue of art magazine Connaissance des Arts features interviews and reveals extraordinary finds.

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