Friday, May 27, 2022 - 2-6 p.m.
Saturday, May 28, 2022 - 10am to 6pm
Sunday, May 29, 2022 - 10am to 11:45am
Sunday, May 29, 2022
Sale on site - Palais Briau at 2pm
Malo de Lussac
EXCEPTIONAL CONDITIONS OF WITHDRAWAL OF THE LOTS:
Sunday, May 29, 2022: during the sale
Monday May 30, 2022: from 7am to 11:30pm
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Overlooking the Loire River, the Palais Briau, also known as Château de la Madeleine, reflects the strong personality of its owner: François Briau (1812-1890). Railroad builder and mayor of Varades, he brought explosive modernity to his estate built in the style of Italian palazzi. A pioneer of the railway industry in France, he was called upon to build the Ancona-Bologna line for the Roman railways in 1857. It was on this occasion that he discovered a large number of Roman objects, including the collection of engraved plates and sculptures presented in our sale. As a social entrepreneur, he contributed to the well-being of his employees and to the construction of model farms, which can still be seen around the Madeleine.