An Icon of French taste, with an extraordinary collection, legendary fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy’s collection comes from two of de Givenchy’s most iconic and elegant homes—the Hôtel d'Orrouer in Paris and the Château du Jonchet in the Loire Valley, with many exceptional objects unseen on the market for decades, as well as more recent works acquired towards the end of his collecting journey. Each object was chosen with Hubert de Givenchy’s meticulous eye and reflects his exquisite taste.
With over 1,200 lots dating from the 17th to the 20th century, this collection features a remarkable gathering of nearly 800 pieces of French and European furniture, including many masterpieces of classical furniture from the French Regency period to the Neoclassical period and onwards.
In the decoration of his homes, Hubert de Givenchy always considered the furniture in constant dialogue with the works of art, both ancient and modern. Alongside numerous major sculptures and paintings by old masters such as Hubert Robert, the collection includes several masterpieces of modern art: from the couturier’s friend and collaborator Alberto Giacometti's Woman Walking, a key painting by Joan Miró never before presented on the market, several works by Alberto’s brother, Diego Giacometti and more contemporary works by Claudio Bravo and François-Xavier Lalanne.
Join Christie’s Education on a guided tour of highlight works on view in Hong Kong with Georgina Hilton, Head of Classic Arts and Melody Lin, Liaison of Classic Art Group, Asia Pacific.
The collection will be offered at auction in Paris from 14 to 17 June (live sales) and from 8 to 23 June 2022 in a dedicated online sale.
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