Art Beijing 2015

30 April - 3 May 2015
Beijing National Agricultural Exhibition Center, China

19th Century Antiques at Art Beijing: A selection from one of the world’s largest French antique collections to be exhibited in China


Dubai, 12th of April, 2015

19th Century Antiques, Dubai's exclusive boutique offering genuine French antiques, announces its participation at Art Beijing 2015. This year, Art Beijing celebrates its 10th anniversary edition opening its doors at the National Agricultural Exhibition Center in Beijing from April 29th to May 3rd, 2015.

Art Beijing is recognized as one of the “hallmarks of Asia’s art scenes”, gathering classical art lovers, appreciators, artists, gallery owners, media and government representatives from across the globe. It is the first international art fair for 19th Century Antiques, followed by successful participation at Design Days Dubai 2015. "Art Beijing is the most anticipated Chinese art events of the year, and 19th Century Antiques meets the demands for classical art in China." Jacqueline Perrotett says, 19th Century Antiques Director. 19th Century Antiques meets the regions desire for classical art as it represents one of the largest collections of 19th century French antiques in the world.

During Art Beijing, 19th Century Antiques will exhibit over 30 exceptional pieces, including oil paintings and bronzes by renowned artists such as: Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, Mathurin Moreau, Pierre-Jules Mêne, Arthur Waagen, Paul Edouard Delabrierre, Felix Ziem, Pierre-Euphemie Murathon and Theodore Levigne. Works by these artist are included in permanent collections of world-famous museums such as: Louvre, Versailles, Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, Musée d'Orsay, Petit Palais Museum, The State Hermitage, Beaux-Arts Museum, Musée Saint-Pierre, and Lyon.

Among the most notable works exhibited at Art Beijing is a seascape entitled, Fishermen in the Adriatic, by Félix Ziem. During the 19th century, Ziem was one of the most sought after artists known for his use of color and light. Ziem is known for producing his own colors from natural pigments, using lapis-lazuli from which he derived his blues, similar to the 17th century Dutch master, Johannes Vermeer. Many Impressionist painters were inspired by Ziem’s works, most notably Vincent Van Gogh, who found inspiration in Ziem’s colors and depictions of sunlight against water. In 1888 Van

Gogh wrote: “I’d like to be able to do blues like Ziem, which don’t change as much as the others”. Today Ziem’s works can be found in premiere private collections, art museums and galleries around the world.

19th Century Antiques is committed to curating its Dubai gallery similarly to how pieces would have been displayed in the 19th century. The booth at Art Beijing echoes this effort through the use of laws of symmetry and the golden ratio creating a sense of comfort, space and an opportunity to observe pieces in a traditional layout. Visitors to our booth at Art Beijing will be offered a variety of ways to interact with the collection. We will offer explanations by gallery representatives, text panels translated into English and Mandarin, a unique 19th Century Antiques publication, and a video showcasing 19th Century Antiques' Dubai gallery with special highlights from the collection.


About 19th Century Antiques:

19th Century Antiques depicts the grandeur of an era associated with aristocracy, royalty and sophistication. Each piece in the collection is characterized by unique narratives, design aesthetics and technical achievements. Opened in 2013, the gallery represents one of the largest collections of 19th century French antiques in the world and offers rare and surviving examples of exclusive fine art, including antique furniture, bronzes, paintings, clock sets, and vases. The gallery enhances the region's cultural environment by providing a unique space that appropriately contextualizes the items to reinforce their iconic status, authenticity and value. 19th Century Antiques is located at the prime location, Boulevard Emirates Towers and will exhibit at Art Beijing on 30th of April to 3rd of May, 2015.

19th Century Antiques participation at Art Beijing 2015:

Beijing National Agricultural Exhibition Center, China

April 30th-May 3rd 2015
Booth E5

19th Century Antiques in Dubai, U.A.E.

Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Boulevard
PO Box 504917, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
10am to 10pm Saturday to Thursday, and 12pm to 10pm on Fridays.

Contact details:

Tel: +971 4 388 7000
Fax: +971 4 388 7111
Instagram: @19thcenturyantiques

For further information and interviews please contact:

Elena Zaytseva
telephone: +97143887000
mobile: +971561150014