DECORATIVE ARTS DIARY
by Brook S. Mason
Unbridled luxury with ancien régime-like flourishes is everywhere at the 23rd Biennale des Antiquaires
, currently on view in the Grand Palais
in Paris’ VIIIe arrondissement, Sept. 15-24, 2006. On hand are more than 110 dealers purveying an estimated 7,000 objects valued at a reported $1.3 billion, ranging from archéologie and art décoratif to tableaux modernes and contemporains.