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Decorative Arts of the 20th Century

“The decorative arts of the 20th century draw inspiration from their time: technological progress, scientific advancements, material developments, computer-assisted design… Functional objects, ornaments, and furniture are shaped by these transformations. That’s the richness of my profession.”

— Jessica Remy Catanese

Every year, two specialized auctions are organized in Neuilly-sur-Seine, offering over 300 objects by renowned artists for sale. All fields of the arts are represented: glassware by artists such as Emile Gallé, Daum, René Lalique, François Decorchemont; ceramics by Théodore Deck; and furniture by Hector Guimard, Louis Majorelle, or Eugène Gaillard from the 1900s era. The graphic works include pieces by Alphonse Mucha, Jean Dunand, Gaston Suisse, and Paul Jouve. The furniture and lighting from the 1920s and 1930s feature works by Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann, Paul Dupré Lafon, Armand Albert Rateau, André Sornay, Robert Mallet Stevens, Jean Boris Lacroix, Perzel, or Desny. The periods of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s showcase Jules Leleu, Jacques Adnet, Jean Prouvé, Mathieu Matégot, and Jean Royère, as well as the renowned decoration houses like Jansen, Baguès, and Ramsay. In the realm of design, notable names include Georges Jouve, Ado Chale, Fred Brouard, Willy Daro, Joe Colombo, and Ron Arad…

Our catalogs, meticulously documented and translated into English, emphasize the high-quality photography of the objects and their signatures, as well as the overall graphic presentation. This attention to detail provides our international clientele, comprising 50% of our buyers, with a powerful and distinctive tool. For each auction, we ensure extensive advertising in foreign publications, interior design magazines, and websites. Additionally, we send 2000 catalogs to a wide audience of private enthusiasts, collectors, and decorators. We offer quick and simple email appraisals or complimentary home visits for potential sales. Moreover, a dedicated storage facility in the Paris region ensures the security and optimal conditions for storing entrusted goods.

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The house possesses a unique communication power and provides sellers with modern and targeted tools for efficient international exposure. We pay special attention to the production of the auction catalog, ensuring that both its design and content, whether in print or entirely digital format, are of the highest quality. During our campaigns, we mobilize buyers from our portfolio in all specialties, as well as identified potential buyers. We communicate with them through various channels, including online and offline advertisements, social media, email marketing, media outlets, influencers, and auction platforms, using tailored and high-quality materials such as images, text, and videos. This comprehensive approach ensures a widespread and impactful promotion for our auctions and the items being sold, contributing to successful outcomes for our clients.

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    Why Aguttes?


    More than 14 specialized departments

    Personalized accompaniment

    Large and agile organization for the management of "top lots" and particular collections

    International records

    More than 60% of buyers are foreign

    Culture of excellence

    More than 150 lots sold at more than 100 000€ in 2022

    Frequency of sales

    4 annual auctions by specialty

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