Introducing the Weekend Auction

Introducing the Weekend Auction

We are excited to share that French Art Shop is launching its first-ever auction, featuring an exclusive selection of unique antique paintings. As art buyers and collectors, we understand that people like shopping in different ways, which is why we wanted to offer a new way to showcase exceptional pieces from well-known artists or paintings with rare subject matter.

For centuries, auctions have been a beloved tradition among art collectors. We are thrilled to bring this time-honored experience to our customers in a modern and accessible way, making it easier than ever to bid on exquisite works of art.

Here's how it works:

  • Our auction is entirely online, and bidding is open for a set amount of time. Each painting will show a timer, and the bidding for this auction will close this Sunday an hour or two before the Drop. To bid on an auction painting, you must log in and create a customer account but your bidding will be anonymous on the website. We will use your email address to send an invoice at the end of the auction if you are the winning bidder and to alert you if you are over-bid.
  • Customers can place bids on their favorite pieces, and the highest bidder at the end of the auction wins the painting. Bids are accepted in increments of $10, or you can place a free bid directly in the text box. It's essential to note that placing a free bid will not set a bid "up to that amount." Instead, it will display that amount as the current bid for yourself and others.
  • When the clock runs down to two minutes, any new highest bid will reset the clock to another two minutes, in what is called "popcorn bidding." This process prevents a last-second bid from ending the auction. If you are the winner of the auction, we will follow up shortly with an invoice to checkout securely on our website. All payments are due within 72 hours of the auction ending, or you will forfeit your winning bid, and the painting will be offered to the next highest bidder.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to add a unique antique painting to your collection and own a piece of history. Join our auction on and experience the thrill of bidding on exquisite works of art. We can't wait to see what you bid on!

Here are a few of the exceptional pieces in this auction:

1. L'Or des Roses by Edward Molyneux

Captain Edward Molyneux (1891-1974) was a renowned fashion designer, art collector, painter, and British perfumer. He dressed celebrities like Marlene Dietrich and Vivien Leigh, as well as prominent figures such as Princess Marina of Greece and the British royal family. Molyneux collected 18th-century French paintings and later Impressionist art, which was exhibited in a 1952 exhibition in New York and Washington. His art collection was purchased by Ailsa Mellon Bruce in 1955, and his own still-life paintings were exhibited at the Galerie Weill in Paris and the Hammer Galleries in New York. 'Carnations in Vase' and 'Roses in the Glass' were among his famous works, purchased by the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and Greta Garbo, respectively.

Edward Molyneux (1891-1974)

2. Sous les Nuages by Paul Lecomte

Paul Lecomte was born in Lille in 1842 and began painting at the age of 10. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Lille and then moved to Paris to continue his education. Lecomte was heavily influenced by French painting masters such as Delacroix and Manet, with his inspiration stemming from the Barbizon school. His work includes intimate portraits and expansive landscapes, often featuring bold use of color and shape. Lecomte received numerous awards and honors throughout his career, including a gold medal at the 1889 Universal Exhibition. Today, his art remains highly sought after by collectors and art enthusiasts, with some of his works held in the Louvre Museum and the Petit Palais.

paul lecomte antique art for sale

3 & 4. Lemon & Sugar and Hareng sur Table by Jules Hayaert

Jules Hayaert was a Belgian painter born in 1883 known for his still lifes, landscapes, and portraits. He studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels, exhibited at the Brussels Triennial Salon in 1912, and worked as an art teacher. Hayaert's still lifes are particularly notable for their accurate representation of texture and color. His personal style, influenced by cubism and fauvism, emphasized vibrant colors and composition. Hayaert's works have won awards and continue to be appreciated by art enthusiasts worldwide.

antique french painting fish

See all the Auction Paintings here! We hope you enjoy.

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