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T he extraordinary c o n t e n t s o f H u b e r t d e Givenchy's legen- dary homes — the iconic and elegant Hôtel d'Orrouer in Paris and the Château du Jonchet in the Loire Valley — are going up for auction in June at a sale presented by Christie's Paris. Givenchy died in 2018 at age 91, leaving behind a rare trove of furniture, objects and art, much of which hasn't been seen on the market for decades. FROM A LIFETIME OF COLLECTING, HUBERT DE GIVENCHY'S RARE TROVE OF FURNISHINGS, OBJECTS AND ART GOES UP FOR SALE AT CHRISTIE'S PARIS. By Rebecca Sherman SALE OF THE CENTURY The sale of more than 1,200 lots includes a late-18th-century Louis XVI gilt-walnut bergère; François-Xavier Lalanne's Oiseau de Jardin II, 2001, a patinated bronze bird; Diego Giacometti door knocker in patinated bronze; Bacchus bronze figure attributed to François Girardon, circa 1700; an empire ormolu and porphyry-top center table by Martin-Guillaume Biennais, early 19th century; and Alberto Giacometti's Femme qui marche bronze; as well as works by Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, and Claudio Bravo. Givenchy assembled his collections over a lifetime, arranging them in spectacular rooms decorated in his favored palette of green, gold, white, and black. Charles Cator, deputy chairman Christie's International, based in London, has presided over many of the important collection sales of the past three decades, including another of Hubert de Givenchy that went up for sale in 1993. "Hubert de Givenchy was for many years a member of the international board of Christie's and entrusted the house twice during his lifetime with the sale of objects from his collection," says Cator. "This summer, the Hubert de Givenchy, 1975 Givenchy's grand Paris home, Hôtel d'Orrouer FRANÇOIS HALARD FRANÇOIS HALARD VICTOR SKREBNESKI Salon sur Cour at Hôtel d'Orrouer 78

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