The Ritz Paris reopened in 2016 after an extensive overhaul that lasted four years. Since many of the items in the hotel were upgraded, some 3500 lots of old items have been placed on the auction block. These items, imbued with the French hotel’s rich history are covetable pieces of the Ritz’s legacy. This is the hotel whose halls were walked by any number of historical figures including Ernest Hemmingway, Marcel Proust and Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel; now this integral part of their lives will be available to collectors and fans for the first time.
Some amazing vintage furniture is up for grabs. We can’t stop swooning over the luxurious sofas which are full of rich details and are upholstered in majestic fabrics. Velvet barstools from the Ritz Club stand alongside tables and desks with gilded designs, while large chandeliers promise to steal the show in any room. Price estimates are also pretty wide ranging from $300 for a pair of chairs to as much as $6000 for a set of gilded Louis XIV pedestal tables.
Also up for auction will be items like curtains, linens, tableware and rugs. The auction – organized by Artcurial- will take place from the 17th to the 21st of April in Paris. Regardless of whether you intend to buy or not, it’s worth visiting if you’re in the city.