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Sale information - [ONLINE SALE - PART I] FROM THE HOTEL MÉTROPOLE IN BRUSSELS : FURNITURE, LIGHTS AND DECORATIVE OBJECTS
FROM THE METROPOLE HOTEL IN BRUSSELS : Furniture, Lighting and Decorative Items
Online sale - Part I
Closing on Friday, March 31 from 11am
The Hotel Métropole, a Brussels institution
The foundations of the Hotel Métropole were laid in 1874, in the Brussels of the late 19th century. Designed by the architect Antoine Trappeniers, the building initially housed the Caisse Générale d'Epargne et de Retraite. It was then bought in 1891 by the Wielemans-Ceuppens brewery to present a selection of Brussels beers. In 1895, the bank and the café became a hotel, under the direction of the architect Alban Chambon. Originally from Italy but now living in France, he is one of the great representatives of historicism in architecture.
During its 130 years of existence, the Metropole has seen many personalities pass through its doors, including Paul Signac, Stéphane Mallarmé, Albert Einstein and Marie Curie. More recently, Clara Luciani took up residence there to shoot the video for her song "Nue", following in the footsteps of singers such as Jacques Brel and Annie Cordy, who have also stayed at this Belgian hotel institution.
After more than a century, it is time for the mythical building to open a new page in its history. Rattan chairs from the terrace of the Café Métropole, the Café bar, naturalized peacocks, and the emblematic upholstered armchairs and benches of the Hotel will convince both 20th century enthusiasts and regular guests of this mythical institution, witness to a bygone era.
By appointment only: we will send you an e-mail with all the necessary information as soon as your auction slip is paid.
Responsible for the sale :
Elsa JOLY-MALHOMME (Paris)
+33 (0)6 84 52 72 77
Octavie BORDET (Brussels)
+33 (0)6 40 13 98 37
For further information, please contact
Inès del VALLE
+33 (0)6 73 14 03 59
+33 (0)6 45 96 59 00
Sales conditions - [ONLINE SALE - PART I] FROM THE HOTEL MÉTROPOLE IN BRUSSELS : FURNITURE, LIGHTS AND DECORATIVE OBJECTS
The evolution of the work schedule no longer allows the organisation of auctions as initially planned.
We would like to thank the many visitors who came to the public exhibition on Wednesday 29 March, as well as the more than 1,800 people who placed their trust in us by registering for the three auctions. We are very sorry that the situation has evolved in this way, despite our best efforts to maintain three auctions for the many Metropole lovers. To date, we have no further information on the fate of the furniture that was destined for the sales.
The auction house Ader Entreprises et Patrimoine, leader in France in the organisation of auctions for companies and institutions, puts its professionalism and experience at your disposal for any inventory and auction project in Belgium.
A bientôt pour nos prochaines ventes en France ou en Belgique,