With over 30,000 visitors (among the best in 2016, which saw a decline in overall museum and cultural event attendance), the Biennale des Antiquaires has become the most important cultural and art event of the season. The great quality and variety of objects and works presented have enabled a remarkable tour throughout 5,000 years of art history, from archaeology to modern art.
The three special exhibitions presented by the Hermitage Museum, the Mobilier National, and the Foundation de la Haute Horlogerie transformed the nave of the Grand Palais into one of the most beautiful ephemeral museums.
Galleries, professionals, and visitors also welcomed the scenography by Nathalie Crinière, a new setting that reflected the quality found in the Biennale.
To strengthen its power and legitimacy on the international stage, the Biennale des Antiquaires becomes annual in September 2017 onwards to confirm its position as best fair in the world.
Highlights from the Biennale
Provenance: Maya Mexico Guatemala, 600 – 900 A.D.
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
Eternel printemps, second état, 1ère réduction.
Circa 1910, Bronze, 65.5 x 83 x 39 cm
1901 – Paris 1985)
Tasse de Thé III (Orange Pékoé), 1965
Acrylic on canvas, 130 x 97 cm
Opera Gallery Geneva
Astronomical ring in its original case with Bavaria coat-of-arms
Georges D’Espagnat (France 1870 – 1950)
Oil on canvas , 28.7 x 36.2 inches
Gio Ponti (1891-1979)
Cabinet in walnut veneer for Gabriele D’Annunzio’s Opera Omnia
Details and decors “alla Pompeiana” in brass.
Certificate of authenticity Made by Quarti, Italy, 1932.
76x195x26 cm and 57×89 cm
Holy Water Font
Carved ivory relief, with bloodstone bowl, mounted in gold, old inventory label verso
Italy, early 17th century