Bonhams has announced the appointment of Catherine Yaiche as head of its operation in France from August 1st.
Catherine who is a Commissaire-Priseur will be responsible for sourcing business in Paris especially and in France generally. She has grown up with art as she is from a family of well-known antique dealers based in the South of France and has wide experience of the French auction scene.
Between 1987 and 2002 Catherine was head of appraisals for the leading Paris-based auction house Tajan, with direct responsibility for furniture and the works of art department. In this role she was an advisor for private collections in Paris, Geneva and Monaco. She has subsequently run her own business as an art consultant, acting for significant French and Russian families and collectors in France.
She has a law degree from University of Paris, a degree in management from the University of Toulouse and diplomas in Auctioneering and gemology.
Matthew Girling, Bonhams CEO for Europe, says: "I am delighted to welcome Catherine. Her expertise and connections will be a great asset to promoting our business in France."
NOTES FOR EDITORS
Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The present company was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son & Neale. In August 2002, the company acquired Butterfields, the principal firm of auctioneers on the West Coast of America. Today, Bonhams offers more sales than any of its rivals, through two major salerooms in London: New Bond Street and Knightsbridge; and a further three in the UK regions and Scotland. Sales are also held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel, New York and Connecticut in the USA; and Germany, France, Monaco, Hong Kong and Australia. Bonhams has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and appraisal services in 60 specialist areas. For a full listing of upcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments go to www.bonhams.com