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Lot #4049
Coco Chanel Rare Document Signed for Cannes Couture Workshop Lease

Coco Chanel leases "couture workshop" space in Cannes—an exceedingly rare signed document

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Coco Chanel leases "couture workshop" space in Cannes—an exceedingly rare signed document

French fashion designer and businesswoman (1883–1971) celebrated as the founder and namesake of the Chanel brand. Rare DS in French, signed “Lu et approuvé, Gabrielle Chanel,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 7 x 9.75, May 1, 1926. Lease agreement between Pierre Salmon, owner of the "Villa Numa Blanc, Boulevard de la Croisette in Cannes," and "Mademoiselle Gabrielle Chanel, residing in Paris, 31 rue Cambon," by which Salmon leases to Miss Chanel, "to hold salons or couture workshops," an apartment in Villa Numa Blanc, consisting of the ground floor on the west side of the house, two additional rooms, and the basement beneath the large living room and adjacent room, from May 1, 1926, for 15 years at a price of 15,000 Francs per semester, payable in cash. In fine condition. Accompanied by an export certificate from the French Ministry of Culture and a photocopy of a postcard depicting Villa Numa Blanc with the Chanel boutique. Coco Chanel's autograph is very rare in any form—this is just the second example we have offered.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Remarkable Rarities
  • Dates: #707 - Ended February 22, 2024

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