Result list 9 November 2019

The results of our November 9 sale is now online. Unsold items can be obtained in our aftersale until December 8 (first come, first served). .

Lotnumber: 307
BRUXELLES. Promesse d'Action de 1000, black. No 707. Large format, with slightly damaged bottom. Embossed seal of the shopping gallery entree. The Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert is a 200m glazed shopping arcade in Brussels built in 1846-1847, so before similar constructions in other cities (Milan, St Petersburg, Berlin,...). It has twin regular façades with distant origins in Vasari's long narrow street-like courtyard of the Uffizi, Florence, with glazed arcaded shopfronts separated by pilasters and two upper floors, all in an Italian Cinquecento style, under an arched glass-paned roof with a delicate cast-iron framework. It was designed by the young architect Jean-Pierre Cluysenaer. This company was founded in the summer of 1845. Construction started a year later and the passage was inaugurated by King Leopold I and his two sons on June 20, 1847. Under its motto "Omnibus omnia" (Everything for everybody), the Passage attracted people of fashion. Brilliantly lit, it offered the luxury of outdoor cafés in Brussels' inclement climate, in an ambiance of luxury retailers that brought to Brussels the true feel of a European capital. In the premises of the Galiers St.-Hubert, the first public showing in Belgium of moving pictures took place (March 1, 1896) by the cinematographes Lumière, fresh from their initial triumph in Paris. Still a highlight tourist and shopping spot in Brussels today. And this surely is a highlight piece for any Belgian collection.
Province: BRABANT
Date: 20 July 1845
Quality: VF
Startprice: € 200