Own a Piece of Parisian History for Your Home

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    Les meubles de la suite présidentielle 351 Photo by Eric Cuvillier
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    Suite 349 358 de l'Hôtel de Crillon Photo by Eric Cuvillier
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    Place de la Concorde et Hôteld e Crillon Photo by Eric Cuvillier
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    Jardin d'hiver de l'Hôtel de Crillon Photo by Stéphane Briolant
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    Console Baccarat pour Starck dans Les Ambassadeurs Photo by Stéphane Briolant
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    Le Bar de CESAR à l'Hôtel de Crillon © Thierry Samuel Septembre 2012
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    Bar CESAR de l'Hôtel de Crillon Photo by Stéphane Briolant
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    Mini bar Hôtel de Crillon Photo by Stéphane Briolant
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    Casier de concierge Hotel de Crillon Photo by Stéphane Briolant
  • Photo by Eric Cuvillier
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  • Photo by Stéphane Briolant
  • Photo by Stéphane Briolant
  • © Thierry Samuel Septembre 2012
  • Photo by Stéphane Briolant
  • Photo by Stéphane Briolant
  • Photo by Stéphane Briolant

The opulent salons and suites of Paris’s Hôtel de Crillon—which have hosted the signing of the Franco-American Treaty of Alliance as well as historic figureheads including Theodore Roosevelt, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Winston Churchill—will, for the first time, host a sale of its own prized furnishings. The hotel will close at the end of March for an extensive two-year renovation. Its historic silver, porcelain, furniture, lighting, tapestries, and fine wines and spirits, however, will be on view for five days beginning on April 12, followed by a five-day sale by the French auction house Artcurial starting on April 18. Guests will have the chance to bid on more than 3,000 pieces of the 18th-century landmark.

The prized Art Deco bar (estimated to fetch $13,000 to $15,700) was created and signed by the French sculptor César Baldaccini for the hotel’s redesign by Sonia Rykiel in 1982. Some of the most coveted pieces will be from the hotel restaurant, Les Ambassadeurs, including a console table created by the French designer Philippe Starck (estimated at $15,700 to $20,000) and more than a dozen armchairs that have been personalized by decorators and designers (estimated to sell for $250 to $400 apiece).

The renovated hotel is slated to reopen in 2015 with new features, including its first spa. (+33.101.42.99.20.20, http://www.artcurial.com/)

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