Christie’s Results: The Exceptional Sale Paris

The world auction record for a Chanel haute couture piece.

The Sale At A Glance

Sale presentation: This Paris edition of The Exceptional Sale brings together works, which illustrate Centuries of artistic creation.

Total of the sale : €8,685,680 / £ 7,546,186 / $ 8,919,592
Reminder of the estimates: €4,125,000 – €6,630,000
Number of lots: 34
79% of lots sold
50% of the lots sold above the high estimate

2 World Records

Chanel : Haute Couture automne hiver 1996 – Manteau du soir entièrement brodé par Lesage, modèle Coromandel, sold for 277,200 €. This lot was acquired by a generous patron of the Victoria National Gallery in Melbourne, Australia and will soon be on display in the museum’s collection.
Eduard Müller (1828-1895): new world auction record for the artist: 2,5 M€.

The Top Lot Of The Sale

Lot number: 17
Sold for: €2,502,000
Reminder of the estimate: €300,000-500,000

Description of the work: The frightened nymph (Die erschreckte Nymphe) was inspired by various types of ancient Venus and representations (read more)

The Most Notable Lots

Christie's Results: The Exceptional Sale Paris
Stamped by Pierre Macret
A royal commode, around 1770
Sold for €942,000
Estimate: €800,000-1,200,000
Christie's Results: The Exceptional Sale Paris
Stamped by Georges Jacob
A royal Louis XVI armchair, around 1788
Sold for: €906,000
Estimate: €100,000-200,000
Christie's Results: The Exceptional Sale Paris
A rare Louis XIV enamelled gold case with watch,
signed “Claude Raillard Paris”,
circa 1660-1670
Sold for: €830,000
Estimate: €800,000-1,000,000
Christie's Results: The Exceptional Sale Paris
A rare Chinese mother-of-pearl
inlaid black lacquer wood table
china, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period
(1662-1722)
Sold for: €579,600
Estimate: €40,000-80,000
Christie's Results: The Exceptional Sale Paris
Chanel Haute Couture Fall Winter
1996-1997 an evening embroidered
coat by Lesage, model
“Coromandel” and a long red silk skirt
Sold for: €277,200
Estimate: €15,000-25,000
Christie's Results: The Exceptional Sale Paris
Pauline Knip, born de Courcelles
(Paris 1781-1851)
Bird-of-paradise on a branch,
watercolour and bodycolour on
vellum, signed, 1811
Sold for: €100,800
Estimate: €40,000-80,000
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