Sotheby's Paris, 2005. First edition. Out of print title. Two volumes housed in card wrap-around box. Softcover. 295 and 303 pages. 29,5 x 22,5 cm. Colour and Black & White photographs. Texts in French. Used. VG.
Note: Sings of wear and creasing to edges and cover of box, as usual. The 2 volumes are VG+.
Baron de Redé was a leading society figure of the 20th century and a great party planner ;) He played host to the international elite, mixing with the likes of Marie-Laure de Noailles, Duchess of Windsor, Richard Burton, Cecil Beaton, Dalí, Yves Saint Laurent or Marie-Helene de Rothschild. His apartments were the centre of fashionable Paris and a worthy setting for his celebrated parties.
Here a very stunning and elegant catalogue of the auction of the magnificent contents of the Hotel Lambert (Paris) owned by Baron de Redé, which token place in Paris on March 16 and 17, 2005.
The collection includes some exquisite furnitures, paintings, jewelry, books, clothes, luggage and personal mementoes - photographs, cigar boxes or souvenirs of parties and balls-. And the highlight, a stunning album and portfolio of the costumes and scenery for the legendary Oriental Ball!
A wonderful collection illustrating Alexis de Redé's fine sense of aesthetics and his modern, eclectic taste.