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Sotheby's auction Nicolas Landau and Jacqueline Goldman collection

08.04.2013/General
Sotheby's auction Nicolas Landau and Jacqueline Goldman collection
Auction with the collection of Nicolas Landau and Jacqueline Goldman
Sotheby's Paris, April 8th - 9th

On offer is the collection of Nicolas Landau, who was also known as ‘Le Prince des Antiquaires.' It is comprised of nearly five-hundred items, including many antiques and works of furniture, decorative art, sculpture and painting.

According to Nicolas Landau, “What is rare is not what everybody buys but rather what many ignore.” The history of this collection is closely linked to his life. Born in Varsovia, he studied law in Paris then became an antique dealer in New York and eventually returned to the French capital, settling on rue de Duras, just behind the gallery Charpentier. Through his travels and discoveries, he continually enriched his collection with rarities from different periods and purposes, recreating a true cabinet of curiosities in the manner of the European princes of centuries past.

More recently, the collection of Nicolas Landau was preserved and enlarged by Marcelle Landau's niece Jacqueline Goldman, who acquired for it works from some of the most revered antique dealers in Paris and New York. Fascinated by the 18th century and the personality of Marie-Antoinette, she developed a keen eye for iconic pieces of this period.


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