Louis XIV - YSL Sale (1)

The big event which took place in the Grand Palais (Paris) last week was the Yves Saint Laurent-Pierre Berge Sale.
They called it the auction of the century because it broke many records - among others it realized €373, 935, 500, a world record auction for a private collection.

There are many reasons to talk about it, but I have two, notably the one you can see above : a small portrait box (7,2 cm) of Louis XIV (ca. 1680), with a portrait by Jean I Petitot, adorned with 78 diamonds set by Pierre or Laurent Le Tessier de Montarsy.

Sold for €481,000, and the Louvre Museum used their right to pre-empt it, so it's where you'll see it in the future.

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