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Luxury, opulence and exquisite craftmanship are synonymous with great 19th century French furniture. They are also hallmarks of the collection of Adrian Alan, one of the world’s leading dealers for the finest decorative arts and sculpture from this period. A household name and a much-respected figure on the London antiques scene, Adrian Alan has carefully selected 108 works for sale at Sotheby’s which epitomize the diversity, richness and taste that embody his renowned gallery.

Since opening in 1964, the Adrian Alan gallery, now located in Mayfair, has been the ultimate destination for collectors, decorators and lovers of the best Parisian furniture, which was created for the great international fairs and collected by discerning amateurs to furnish lavish homes during the
joyous days of the Belle Epoque.

This sale shows Adrian’s eclectic and exquisite eye, offering the public a chance to enter the opulent world of his gallery at a variety of price points and an unique opportunity to acquire high-quality works
personally chosen by Adrian during his outstanding half-a-century career.
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ArtCity is a new online platform that creates a virtual community of buildings and houses providing links to leading galleries, partner corporations and cultural institutions.

An anticipated, finite time-frame, creating focus, excitement, discovery and franchise.

The showcasing of art works in ideal settings and surroundings, inspiring buyers and allowing them to visualize how it could fit into their own homes.

Interface with accomplished gallery owners, dealers and industry leaders; gaining their perspective,expertise and purchase assistance

However, the environment is changing as health concerns, travel restrictions and economic conditions pose new challenges for collectors to pursue their passion in traditional ways. Peoples’ habits are also changing, as they are discovering the internet as a source of entertainment as well as information. In turn, exhibitors must find resourceful ways to keep pace with this evolving environment and meet the
needs of their customer base.