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Opulent Hotel Crillon in Paris Sells its Treasures at an Auction

News On April 18-22 one of the most famous luxurious hotels in Paris will sell lots of treasures at an auction. Opulent Hotel Crillon is to sell the majority of its furniture and some collectible wines in order to get money for the restoration needs.

In March 2013 Hotel Crillon said goodbye to its last visitor and closed its doors for a two-year renovation. After this the hotel has turned into a true buyer’s paradise – the whole hotel is more like a huge display of items for sale. Hotel Crillon has prepared over 3500 lots in total – carpets, furniture, curtains and other items may bring hundreds of thousands of euro to the hotel. Buyers are even welcome to purchase such items as staff uniforms, bathrobes and reception counters.

As this is definitely a rare sale, buyers have a chance to get some really exclusive items. For example, one of the most popular items is a mirror encrusted bar. The bar was made by Cesar, a famous French sculptor who worked in the 20th century. There is an interesting story connected with the bar. The first signature of the sculptor was considered graffiti by the hotel’s cleaner, who scrubbed it off. Later Cesar visited the hotel again not long before his death and made another signature.

Located close to Place de la Concorde, the Crillon is a building with rich history. It was constructed in 1758 as a private home by the order of King Louis XV. The Queen Marie Antoinette took music lessons on the first floor of the Crillon. In 1909 the building was turned into a hotel, and since that time the Crillon has welcomed many famous guests, such as Madonna, Bill Clinton, the League of Nations, Leonard Bernstein, and many others. By the way, one of the lots is the piano Bernstein is believed to have played.

The auction will also attract spirit connoisseurs as many rare sorts of wine and cognac will be sold. For example, real experts will be definitely interested in Louis XIII Black Pearl Remy Martin cognac (7000 euro).


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