Furniture and other pieces once owned by French royalty are hitting the auction block as part of a lot drawn from the extensive collection of interior designer Jacques Garcia.
Garcia has been collecting historic objects and works of art for 75 years, with many of these pieces carrying their own prestigious history. The interior designer has also spent many years lovingly restoring the Château du Champ-de-Bataille – a 17th-century castle located in Upper Normandy, France.
Garcia is bringing 75 handpicked pieces from his personal collection to auction with Sotheby’s on 16 May 2023, with objects spanning the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Many of them have royal connections, with the lot promising armchairs originally made for Marie-Antoinette and other objects linked with Louis XV, and Louis XVI, as well as various regal and aristocratic figures.
The auction is designed to raise funds for the future of Château du Champ-de-Bataille, with items expected to fetch six figures.