Biennale des Antiquaires Paris in September 2016

We planned to set up our stand in a way that has never been shown on any similar antique fair: the captain’s cabin of a ship-of-the-line of the eighteenth century !

It is the room where he lives, he takes most decisions and receives his senior officers to his table.

In stern, the five windows, giving onto the sea, can open on various surprises : a shipmodel on its water with an astrolabe behind to simulate the sun in daytime or the full moon at night...

Our 2016 stand was resolutely turned towards one of our very first specialties, marine and sciences. Once « on board », the idea was that the visitor would feel the privilege to access to a space he never came before. The materials all wood, are mostly oak and pine all around on floors, walls, ceiling beams bearing the upperdeck.

We also presented a number of objects from the Renaissance period, nineteenth century sculptures on meershaum and opium artefacts and a small selection of our « grande réserve » canes, some of them of sumptuous provenances such as the « Jubinal » collection, … in the most noble materials such as gold, tortoise, rhinoceros, ivory, narwhal.