The annual Biennale des Antiquaires, now with the name of ‘La Biennale Paris’, happend between September 11-17. After half a century, the event that every limited edition collector marks on their calendar, now features—on its 95-strong roster—Asian, Chinese, and Islamic art; fine Indian jewellery; watches; and a host of other luxury collectibles. These exhibits will fall under 37 specialties including Modern and Contemporary Art, Archaeology, Animal Art, and so on. Take a look at 6 exhibits that all the limited edition collectors will love.
India’s most famous diamantaire, NIRAV MODI is a brand built on the passion to create extraordinary diamond jewelry that celebrates every woman’s beauty. From conception to final execution in precious materials–excellence in quality, design, innovation and craftsmanship is every NIRAV MODI jewel’s hallmark. Lauded at international auctions at Sotheby’s and Christie’s, NIRAV MODI creations have earned the distinction of being recognized as among the best in the world.
This year they will present the High Jewels collection, displaying bright Columbian Emeralds, a 20.87 carat pear-shaped yellow diamond and rare Mogok rubies, each chiselled in exquisite designs.
Nirav Modi stay true to India’s deep history and cultural symbolism. For instance, the Sakura necklace and earrings capture Sakura flowers in bloom.
This exhibit offers Italian paintings of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Giovanni Boldini, Giuseppe De Nittis and Federico Zandomeneghi, alongside works from leading regional painters’ schools such as Lombard, Venetian and Neapolitan take over. Bottegantica hosted major collective exhibitions and monographs of main artists and movements.
Ceramics: Earthenware – Porcelain – Antique Glasses
World leaders of Meissen porcelain, the Viennese manufactory Robbig Munchen has been churning out rare porcelain wares from the 1700s. Vintage furniture, appointments, paintings, bronzes, and clocks of French and German origin also make the collection.
The exhibit at La Biennale played up the brand’s centric traits—quality and originality.
Carpets – Tapestries – Textiles
The Galerie Chevalier is located on quai Voltaire, at the heart of the prestigious antiques dealers and art galleries quarter, the Carré Rive Gauche. The Galerie Chevalier specialises in antique, modern and contemporary tapestries, archaeological textiles and fibre art.
Founded by Dominique Chevalier and his wife Nicole de Pazzis Chevalier, the gallery is an extension of the family’s tapestry and carpet restoration business started in 1917. Like all antiques dealers, the Gallery’s raison d’être is finding quality pieces for their clients.
The Gallery participated in the Paris Biennale Internationale des Antiquaires, the Brussels Art Fair (BRAFA), New York’s International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show and the TEFAF in Maastricht.
DeWitt houses all traditional watchmaking activities, from the conception of horological innovations by engineers and designers to the production by the mechanical workshop of every hand-finished component of the movement assembled by master watchmakers.
Count Jérôme de Witt, who founded this Geneva-based manufacture in 2003, is the mastermind behind these watches that are intricate, yet exceedingly familiar. The exhibit will hold its Academia and High Jewellery collection, apart from a few others.
Portuguese Colonial Furniture
An exhibition space in its essence, São Roque Limited Edition furniture thrives on artistic expression. Antique and avant-garde furniture, religious paintings—naturalist, modern and contemporary, ethnic and Indo-Portuguese pieces, silverware, crockery and terracotta, all come together at São Roque.
If you feel interested in Manuelino furniture style, you will like these pieces of furniture by Boca do Lobo, inspired in the typical portuguese baroque style – Manuelino – but with a touch of contemporary Design. Boca do Lobo is specialized in handmade furniture with bold design, influenced by portuguese culture and techniques. Discover the baroque inspired limited edition pieces of furniture by Boca do Lobo:
D. Manuel cabinet, named after King Manuel I of Portugal, best known for his support of Portuguese exploration, takes inspiration from the Portuguese Manuelino style and a city skyline. The cabinet surface has a copper leaf finish, with a black lacquer gradient applied on the exterior. Its legs are made from solid mahogany, and are crafted to a traditional form, finished in high gloss black lacquer.
Manu writing desk inspired by Manuelino style with a top lined with a black lacquered mirror, and the work area is made of leather. The base turned and lacquered finished with a high gloss varnish. Contains three drawers and a golden leaf detail.
D. Heritage cabinet. This unique cabinet features a unique finishes and remarkable design elements, inspired in the classic Manueline style. The cabinet body is covered in hand painted azulejo tiles and mirrors. Its legs are made from solid mahogany, and are crafted to a traditional form, finished in high gloss browjn lacquer gradient.