The collection was exceptional: for the occasion, Christie’s had reconstructed the interiors of the great couturier Hubert de Givenchy, in nearly 14 pieces, to auction off this personal collection of furniture, sculptures and paintings, which was initially estimated at 50 million euros. The sale of the 800 lots, which came from the two residences of the Hotel d’Orrouer in Paris and the Château du Jonchet in the Loire Valley, finally reached new heights, since these properties were acquired for more than double, s amounting to 114 million euros, note our colleagues from echoes Monday, June 20.
Buyers from all over the world had gathered for this auction, including 12% from Asia, 57% from Europe and the Middle East, and 30% from the American continent, details France info this Tuesday. Among these objects of great value: , a sculpture by Alberto Giacometti which was the flagship lot of the event, and which was sold for nearly 27 million euros. It is now the most expensive piece sold in 2022. A mahogany desk, signed David Roentgen, was sold for more than 2 million euros, when it was estimated at 500,000 euros.