Artcurial was founded in 2002, just at the time the French auction market was opening up to competition, and quickly became the leading French auction house. Since then the firm has continually innovated, launching new specialties such as Design and Street Art, which are major international successes.
Conceived as a cultural venue, the passion for works of art and collectors’ items is expressed around a core of main specialties – from fine art to decorative art, collectors’ cars, jewelry, important clocks and watches, fine wines and spirits, etc., in fact, more than 25 areas of expertise.
Where Antique Clock Friends Meet Once A Year
Furtwangen was once one of the centers of the Black Forest watchmaking industry with companies such as BADUF, LFS, and Union Clock, to name just three. And before that time, many inventors were busy in their workshops and Black Forest courtyards making the world-famous Black Forest shield clocks, flute clocks, or cuckoo clocks.
In the southern Black Forest at an altitude of almost 850 meters, the Black Forest town of Furtwangen is surrounded by hills that are densely forested, and the local mountain Brend, which at around 1100 meters offers a great view over the Black Forest landscape to the Alps.
Dealers and collectors from many European countries offer their antique pieces at this international exchange. Accordingly, one hears a wide variety of languages in the corridors and halls of the university.