The Château de Marcellus now hosts the collection of architectural antiques and garden ornaments of the antique dealer Samuel Roger.
Part of this collection will be offered at auction on May 29 and 30 at the Château de Marcellus
The castle of Marcellus was built between 1590 and 1775 on the ruins of a first fortress of the 14th century.
In 1581 Henry of Navarre, known as "the Great", future king of France and lord of the Duchy of Albret, gave the fortress to Aymeric de Gasq, lord of La Gasquie and adviser to the Bordeaux parliament.
At the beginning of the 13th century, it became the residence of the family of Martin du Tyrac de Marcellus.
Suzanne Angélique de Piis-Beauséjour, wife of Count André Joseph de Martin du Tyrac, commissioned the Bordeaux architect Richard-François Bonfin in 1773 to draw up the plans, leading to the present architecture, in a pure neo-classical style.
After having worked in Houdan in the Yvelines since 1992, Samuel Roger decided to acquire a historic castle to display his antiques and garden objects. The castle of Marcellus, having kept part of its furniture and art objects, has been enriched with antiques from the collection of Samuel Roger who entered the premises in 2020.
This collection will be dispersed during a public sale on 29 & 30 May under the hammer of Maître Collin du Bocage - Paris Enchères.
Furniture, paintings, curios, antique stone, marble and wood fireplaces, garden ornaments such as sculptures, vases, basins, fountains, wells,
columns, mirrors and overmantels, firebacks, andirons, objets d'art and statues, make up the collection that will be offered at this sale.
This is an opportunity for all lovers of heritage, antiques and objets d'art to acquire objects or elements of architecture for the renovation or embellishment of
of their home.
Study contact: 01 58 18 39 05 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Public exhibition - From Friday 22 May to Friday 28 May from 10 am to 6 pm.
Place of the sale - At the castle, 47200 Marcellus