EXHIBITION: Friday, May 27, 2022 - 2-6 p.m. Saturday, May 28, 2022 - 10am to 6pm Sunday, May 29, 2022 - 10am to 11:45am SALE: Sunday, May 29, 2022 Sale on site - Palais Briau at 2pm CONTACT Malo de Lussac email@example.com EXCEPTIONAL CONDITIONS OF WITHDRAWAL OF THE LOTS: Sunday, May 29, 2022: during the sale Monday May 30, 2022: from 7am to 11:30pm Contact: Alain Benoit Transport - firstname.lastname@example.org or 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.