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Paris • The 4 auction houses gathered under the name OVA (The Auction Houses for the Aristophil Collections - Aguttes, Artcurial, Drouot Estimations and Ader) are pleased to announce that the Autumn series of sales will take place from 18 to 22 November and later on 4 December 2019 at Drouot.

This new session includes 6 sales. The first auction gathers Anglo-Saxon and Latino-American autographs, manuscripts and rare books from the 9th to the 20th centuries, exploring literary, artistic, historical and scientific productions. The second sale includes works by the greatest authors of French 19th century literature such as Lamartine, Flaubert, Stendhal, Dumas, Maupassant, Chateaubriand or Baudelaire. Victor Hugo will be particularly featured through his novels, poetry and his works for theater. Auctions n°24 and 25 consist of a single collection about the French Academy, gathered by six generations of the marquis de Flers family starting in 1830. It will be offered in its entirety, first by Drouot Estimations and then by Ader and will take visitors and bidders through candidacies, elections, receptions or even the creation of French dictionary across a fine selection of letters, manuscripts and documents. The last sale of the week will focus on History of France through its Kings, Emperors and Presidents fom the 14th to the 20th century. On 4 December, the 27th auction of the series will be dedicated to Jean Cocteau and organised by Drouot Estimations.

Since 20 December 2017, 21 auctions of the Aristophil Collections have been organised by the OVA (Aguttes, Artcurial, Drouot Estimations and Ader) at Drouot. Highlights include 3 lots selling above €1M among 11 lots that sold above €500K, 90 preemptions by museums and institutions and a total of sales that reaches €41M.

Charlotte BRONTË (1816-1855)
Autograph manuscript signed « CHARLOTTE BRONTË »,
Second Series of The Young Men’s Magazines…, August 1830
Estimate: €600,000-800,000


Sale n°22 • Aguttes • 18 November • 2pm
VARIOUS THEMES • Britannica / Americana

Sale n°23 • Artcurial • 19 November • 2pm
LITERATURE • French literature of the 19th and 20th centuries

Sale n°24 • Drouot Estimations • 20 November • 2pm
LITERATURE • French Academy | Part I

Sale n°25 • Ader • 21 November • 2pm
LITERATURE • French Academy | Part II

Sale n°26 • Aguttes • 22 November • 2pm
HISTORY • Great Historical Figures

Sale n°27 • Drouot Estimations • 4 December • 2pm
LITERATURE • Jean Cocteau

For auctions n°22 and 24 to 27: Mathilde Fennebresque / +33 (0) 6 35 03 49 87 / mfennebresque@drouot.com
For auction n°23: Anne-Laure Guérin / +33 (0) 6 33 96 25 96 / alguerin@artcurial.com



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