SO-AA Sotheby's Collection de Monsieur Erik Le Caruyer de Beauvais PARIS 3/31/17 SALE NUMBER: PF 1731
On Friday 31 March, Sotheby’s Paris offered a single owner sale of decorative arts from the estate of Erik Le Caruyer de Beauvais. The sale achieved a total of over €3 million with 95% of the lots sold in value. This self-made antiques dealer and collector was famous as a reliable authority in the art market, providing sound advice to leading dealers and collectors. His interests were extensive but his particular passion was 18th and 19th-century French decorative arts, and Asian art, The latter was represented by the impressive gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, which sold for €787,500 ($840.861), above its high estimate of €350,000.