Chardin Still Life Sells for €20.5m Hammer at Artcurial

Eric Turquin, who sells Old Master paintings at Artcurial, called the Jean-Simeon Chardin still life of strawberries a trophy picture. Today the work received a trophy price when a dealer paid a €20.5 million hammer price. The painting had been held in the same family for generations. The descendants ofm19th-century co