France sells the country’s national antique furniture to support hospitals – Coronavirus pandemic

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France sells the country’s national antique furniture to support hospitals – Coronavirus pandemic

France to sell antique furniture to support hospitals

Image Source: The Guardian

France sells the country’s national antique furniture to support hospitals – Coronavirus pandemic. Hervé Lemoine said only items of little heritage value would be sold.

France: France is to sell off some of the nation’s antique furniture to support the country’s hard-pressed hospitals. Coronavirus has hit the country badly and to support hospitals struggling for necessary medical-related equipment, materials, and PPEs.

The Mobilier National – the national furniture collection – is drawing up a list of objects in storage that will be auctioned off in September.

The antiques with less heritage value will only be sold, yet it is not known exactly what will be sold and officials did not respond to requests for details. The French media reported that about 100 objects dating from the 19th century, particularly the reign of Louis-Philippe I between 1830 and 1848, will be selected.

The sale of “declassified” objects from the national collection is not unknown, but it is reportedly rare for such a large number to come on the market at the same time.

The auction, organized to “contribute to the national effort to support hospitals”, will take place on the Journées du Patrimoine (heritage days) on the weekend of 20-21 September. Proceeds will go to the Foundation for Paris Hospitals and French Hospitals, whose president is the first lady, Brigitte Macron.

Hervé Lemoine, the director of the Mobilier National, said a list would be drawn up of furniture that had little heritage value and had not been used by anyone significant. The organization’s curators would have to unanimously on what objects would be sold to avoid “squandering the family silver”, Lemoine told Le Figaro

News Source: The Guardian

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