A pair of Diego Giacometti-designed chairs that belonged to Coco Chanel are to go up for auction at Christie’s Paris in May.
Dating from 1963, the patinated bronze Pommeaux de Canne chairs are presented in excellent condition with an estimated value of between €120,000 (about £94,200) and €180,000 (about £140,000).
The story of the chairs goes back to the post-war period, when Chanel gave them as a gift to a doctor who was treating her at the Valmont clinic near Lausanne, Switzerland – her place of refuge for almost a decade, following the events of the Liberation. This is the first time that the pieces have been put up for auction.
The auction will take place on 25 May at Christie’s (9 avenue Matignon, Paris, France).
From: Harper’s BAZAAR UK