November 28, 2023

Sotheby’s will auction 75 pieces from French interior designer Jacques Garcia’s collection of historic furniture and porcelain, marking his 75th birthday and raising funds to maintain the 17th-century Château du Champ de Bataille in Normandy. The sale will take place on 16 May 2023 at Sotheby’s Paris.

Jacques Garcia’s Château du Champ de Bataille opulence in Sotheby’s auction

The Château du Champ de Bataille was acquired in 1992 by Garcia, whose portfolio as an interior designer spans lavish hotels, from La Mamounia in Marrakech to Hotel Costes in Paris, and historic spaces including at the Paris Louvre and the Palace of Versailles. His own property in Sicily featured as the Villa Elena in the recent TV series The White Lotus.

Over the decades, he has restored and revived the Château du Champ de Bataille, now a lovingly curated showcase for his collected treasures that is open to the public. 

room with gold walls and tables, silk curtains and green wallpaper, items on auction at sotheby's paris, collected by jacques garcia

Salon-Tapisseries in the Château du Champ de Bataille

(Image credit: © Sotheby’s and ArtDigital Studio)

Estimates for items in the Sotheby’s auction span from €100,000 to €2,000,000. The lots include pieces by prominent makers of 16th- and 17th-century Paris. Largely made for French royalty, the collection is a time capsule of high-society luxury. 


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