In the frame

Get your own little piece of the Ritz

Ritz bar (2017) courtesy Vincent Leroux

More than 3,500 objects from the Ritz Paris hotel are due to go under the hammer next month (17-21 April) in a series of sales organised by the Artcurial auction house in Paris. Luminaries including Coco Chanel stayed at the hotel on the Place Vendôme, which opened in 1898. A bed board and lacquered bedside tables from the Coco Chanel suite are available (est €2,000-€3,000), but those on a tighter budget may fancy bidding for that much-loved hotel staple, the mini-bar (est €300-€500). Prior to the auction (12-16 April), an exhibition of objects from the top-notch hotel will be held in the rooms of the hotel Marcel Dassault, the Parisian headquarters of Artcurial on the Champs-Elysées. Interior designer Vincent Darré will present the "timeless spirit of the Ritz Paris" in the sumptuous pre-sale show.

Appeared in The Art Newspaper, 299 March 2018