French antique dealer, Marc Ravet, seeks to "conquer America"
e-Toile : Marc Ravet, may you please describe what your professionconsists of?
Marc Ravet :I have been a French Antique dealer since 2001, established in cote d’Orleans. I have participated in many antique fairs in France and throughout Europe. It began as a hobby and turned into a passion of mine.
e-Toile : Why have you now decided to do fairs in America?
Marc Ravet : America has always been a dream. A meeting with my associates was the spark that encouraged me to try to spread French Art in the U.S. We launched into this adventure without ever having previously set foot in the U.S. and without speaking even a word of English.
e-Toile : What type of products do you sell?
Marc Ravet : We sell furniture, paintings and art objects from the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th century. The acquisition of these goods comes mainly from provident estates and the collections of renowned French mansions.
e-Toile : What exhibitions do you do in the U.S.?
Marc Ravet : We started two weeks ago with the Antique Fair in Miami Beach. Then we continued to Naples and we will finish this expedition with the Palm Beach Fair to be held from February 16 through February 19, 2013.
e-Toile : What was the reaction of Americans who have seen these works of art?
Marc Ravet : We received a very warm welcome and saw a great curiosity and interest in products of the era of the 17th and 18th century. Despite an economically depressed period, art is, more than ever, a safe haven and we were able to see that art and French good taste are clearly recognized and popular in the USA.
e-Toile : What are your goals for the year 2013/2014?
Marc Ravet : Our goals are to develop, broaden and why not conquer the market of vintage Art in America.
What will the American dream offer us? The future will tell…
Palm Beach Jewelry, Art and Antique Show
February 15th to February 19th, 2013.
Article published on February 13th, 2013.