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Decorative Objects & Park & Garden Ornaments to be Auctioned at Sotheby’s

PARIS.- On 31 March & 1 April in Paris Sotheby’s will offer for sale an ensemble of 600 historic sculptures and interior/exterior decorative objects (statues, fireplaces, garden furniture, park and garden ornaments) from Origines – specialists in France’s architectural heritage from the Gothic period to the 20th century. Origines are based in Le Four-à-Chaux, a former 18th century industrial building in Richebourg, west of Paris, and cater to an increasingly international clientele. The ensemble showcases the magnificent materials – stone, marble, wrought iron – used for statues, fireplaces, park and garden ornaments, and monumental architectural pieces. All bear unique witnesses to the past, and exude their own special magic, inviting art-lovers on a fascinating voyage of discovery through the ages, passing by a host of different periods, styles, forms and materials. These items have been rescued from obliv