The results of today’s design auction again underscore the buoyancy of works on each market of this segment from original collections or private groups. The selection of high quality pieces our experts offered won praise from collectors. “Despite the wide range of works and periods, the auction was very consistent,” said Cécile Verdier, the European head of Sotheby’s European Design department and the auctioneer. “Whether it be Gallé glass, Royère furniture or creations by Rousseau, Ruhlmann, Gruber, du Plantier, Lalanne, Giacometti and Branzi, the leitmotiv was likely poetry, refinement and quality craftsmanship. We’re delighted to have brought recognition to postwar pieces by Marc du Plantier and to have shattered the artist’s previous record.” Works by the 20th-century’s greatest decorative

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