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Catalogue Steinitz 2012

Recognized the world-over for his incessant quest for the rarest of objects and his unrivalled talent for displaying them in a theatrical mis en scène, Bernard Steinitz, known as the "Prince des antiquaires", founded the Steinitz Gallery in 1968.

Having joined the family business in 1991, Bernard's son Benjamin now presides over the gallery’s future. Through his participation at the world’s top antique fairs from Moscow to San Francisco, London to Palm Beach and New York, Benjamin has been able to distinguish himself notably through the presentation of his exhibition spaces, all widely acclaimed for their excellence.

Their close relationship with the world’s leading museums and cultural institutions has made it possible for the Steinitz Gallery to see their works of art displayed alongside those of the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Jerusalem Museum as well as the J.Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

The year 2009 saw the expansion of the Steinitz Gallery, from its location at rue du Cirque in Paris, a well-known destination point for all art collectors. More of the Steinitz’s rich collection will now be displayed in an entire hôtel particulier just around the corner at 77 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, facing the newly renovated Bristol Hotel.

The Steinitz's period boiserie wall paneling and centuries-old décors adapt well to this new location, providing a beautiful backdrop for a large range of objets d’art. Dating from the Haute Époque to the 20th century, this unique collection originating not only from France and Europe but also from Asia, India, Russia and South America is a true enticement to come discover the "Goût Steinitz".