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)