Princess of Salm's incredible collection

Private visit at Sotheby's


At the famous auction house, discover the "Princess of Salm" collection, a key literary and artistic figure of the 19th century, in the company of its erudite owner and a Sotheby's expert. 

To know

Educated and committed, Constance de Salm was the first woman admitted to the Lycée des Arts in Paris in 1795. She established herself as a poetess, with renowned works such as Sapho and Epître Aux Femmes. After her separation from her first husband, she married the German prince Joseph de Salm and acquired an elegant mansion on rue du Bac. 

Its interiors, classified as Historic Monuments, have seen Dumas, Stendhal and Vernet, and have housed exceptional furniture and works of art: bronze sculpture of Theseus fighting the Minotaur, first edition of Stendhal's Le Rouge et le Noir, drawing by Girodet, tapestries from the Manufactures des Gobelins... Now owned by the bibliophile and scholar Alexandre Lemaire, the collection has 250 lots offered for sale by Sotheby's 

Our secret

Among the lots, we find the most moving testimony of the influence of the Princess of Salm on her

Shhhh... it's a secret!
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Practice info:

Monday, October 11 at 7 pm

Up to two reservations per person. 
Your name will be on the list at the entrance to the venue.

Sotheby's auction house
76 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris 75008

Don't forget your mask. 

Credits: Sotheby’s / ArtDigital Studio

76 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris