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Paris my love wowed the collectors

wonderful elements of decoration of the Paris immortalized by Doisneau were scattered in this march 18 by the house of Lucien. during The 1960s and 1970s, the

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Paris my love wowed the collectors

wonderful elements of decoration of the Paris immortalized by Doisneau were scattered in this march 18 by the house of Lucien.

during The 1960s and 1970s, the parisian landscape has lost much of its magic, with notably the disappearance of many signs and items of street furniture that have been discarded. One fine day in 1962, rue de Birague, a hairdresser gets rid of a ball in gold metal, embellished with a tail-of-horse-hair-black - teaches traditional hairdressers French - in order to replace it with a neon. The sphere comes crashing to the feet of a bandwidth, Roxane Debuisson, who immediately objected to the destruction of a second globe, still intact, bought it, and then it is going to recover from the Republican Guard of horse hair to complete it.

This is the starting point unusual of a significant collection - nearly 200 lots - representing the spirit of Paris, now unconscious. "In his eyes there was nothing humble", stresses his daughter, Florence, Quignard-Debuisson. A trash bin with sand, a corset clasping a tree, nails pedestrian crossings, a "turtle" enhancing a traffic officer, of the engraved plates of street names... all of these objects deserved to be included in its collection. Or these invoices, documents irreplaceable to tell the story to the daily.

Dispersed at Drouot on march 18, in the framework of the Ninth edition of the auction "Paris my Love", by the house of Lucien, this collection has been a success. All the lots have been sold, the estimates were often exceeded. The Carnavalet museum has preempted eight parts, among which a pair of signs, gilded iron, antique Second Empire, the merchant, snails Lazarus successors - awarded 12 750 euros - and that of the "gold Glove" - 5625-euro - recalling the days when elegant never left without being gloved.

Décor of the café Is "Aviation", circa 1904, Lovers, in an aeroplane over Paris, by E. Grouper. Awarded 5625 euros.

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The highest bid - 38 750 euros - went to the brand monumental, 1840, the manufacturer of supplies for cafes and bistros Is "Elephant". Another auction resounding - 27 500 euros - has welcomed a beautiful set of decorative panels in verre églomisé from the bakery of the Statues, in the Fourteenth arrondissement. Decorated with scenes of harvest and abundance horns, these ten panels celebrating the rye bread, the bread of oatmeal, viennese bread and hot croissants at 4 hours were measured between 1000 and 1200 euros...

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The catalogue also, street signs, the most recent of enameled iron, other Volvic lava, others, older still, from the time of Louis XV, inscribed stone. Among these, some retain the memory of the streets that no longer exist, as the street Thibaudtodé, the name of one of its inhabitants, perhaps Thibaut Odet, Treasurer of Auvergne, in 1242, or a player, nicknamed Thibault Dice.

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