Tuesday, September 21, 2004

France's loss is Montreal's gain


Last week there was a small bit in La Presse about the French auction house, La maison Drouot soliciting items here in town. Sorta like a hoity-toity Antiques Roadshow. The thing I found most interesting was how with my bad French comprehension, and not much research, I was able to find that about two years ago, France loosened the rather stringent laws governing auction houses, and as a consequence La maison Drouot started to lose some market share and/or money (Sotheby's and Christies moved into Paris in what seems to me a big way). So it seems that Drouot decided it was time to go international, too.

I wish 'em the best of luck.

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