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Galerie Arcanes

Founded in 2003, the Galerie Arcanes is situated in the very heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés…

The Galerie

About us

The happy and fruitful association of Anne Deconinck and Geoffrey Renaud around their common passion, 20th century Decorative Arts, gave birth to the Galerie Arcanes in 2003. Anne Deconinck worked for 13 years in Drouot, in the Art Nouveau-Art Deco department of the Camard appraisal office, specialized in 20th century Decorative Arts: “This unique expert instruction, where I was used to manipulating thousands of objects a year, has been decisive for my future job as an antiquarian.” This solid experience educated her to read a furniture line to identify its maker and period of production. This is where she met Geoffrey Renaud, 5th generation in a fine line of antiquarians, who had been working in the Marché Biron for 20 years, and of whom she still praises the qualities: “discoverer, a sharp eye with restless curiosity, never bored”.
Chemistry being well established, the search for the creation, the one that awaits like a sleeping beauty, and the joy of sharing the discovery are the engines that power the couple.

Timeless favourites 

Decorative Arts

Specialized in 20th century Decorative Arts, the Galerie Arcanes exhibits from the beginning a selection of objects, luminaires and furniture by French creators and designers from 1920 to 1970, with certified documentation and origin provided. The Galerie organizes monographic exhibitions where rare and unseen pieces are displayed, such as those of Dominique or the modern creations by Jacques Adnet or Jacques Quinet. Sincere in both the exchange and the transmission of his knowledge about quality works by famous designers, like Serge Mouille, Charlotte Perriand, Jean Prouvé, Mathieu Matégot, André Arbus etc. Goeffrey Renaud explains: “Our role as antiquarians, what drives us since so many years, is to take chances by choosing to champion decorators that the general public is less aware of, like Ico Parisi, Jeanette Laverrière, Raphaël, Maxime Old ; or less popular periods in renown creators’ careers. Thus the 60-70s creations by Louis Sognot and Jacques Quinet have quality and elegance that we intend to stand up for.” More than mere antiquarians, Anne Deconninck and Goeffrey Renaud are also fine counsellors for learned acquisitions, owing to the close and long-lasting relation that they managed to create with their trustful clients.

Current artists 

Contemporary Art

Since its opening, the Galerie Arcanes also promotes some of its crushes in Contemporary Art. Together with the permanent exhibition of renown ceramists Valérie Hermans and Jean Girel, the Galerie displays the works of Hélène Morbu, Jeanne Bonnefoy-Mercuriali and recently augmented its collection with those of Gustavo Pérez. Ceramics stand alongside innovative creations by contemporary artists, such as Annita Romano’s textiles, Clara Baum’s water colours, Patrick Braoudé’s photographs, or the subtle luminographies by Bastien Carré, the geometric animals of Parisian sculptor Jacques Owczarek and the furniture by Pierre-Rémi Chauveau. Through its careful work of display, the Galerie Arcanes demonstrates that contemporary designs perfectly fit within “Art Deco” or modern environments. In doing so, it breaks traditional boundaries between genres and periods for a successful dialogue … beautiful collaborations to promote creation!

Clara Baum | Aquarelles

La Galerie Arcanes est heureuse de présenter les dernières aquarelles de Clara Baum. Venez découvrir, du 20 juin au 6 juillet, ses “Jeux d’enfants” au 11 rue Bonaparte

Révélations 2019

A l’occasion de la 4e édition de la biennale des métiers d’art et de la création, la Galerie Arcanes vous fait découvrir les dernières pièces de Valérie Hermans, Jean Girel et Pierre Remi Chauveau

Gustavo Perez | Céramiste

La Galerie Arcanes est heureuse de vous recevoir dans son nouvel espace ! A cette occasion, elle présentera l’oeuvre céramique de Gustavo Perez, grande figure de la scène artistique mexicaine.

Nouvelle adresse…

A la rentrée, la Galerie Arcanes déménage et pose ses valises au 11 rue Bonaparte, Paris 6e. Venez découvrir notre nouvel espace, au coeur de Saint-Germain des Prés…

Patrick Braoudé

Patrick Braoudé, Impressions intemporelles | Photo book, 2018

La Dolce Vita | Patrick Braoudé

From June 7 and during the Carré Rive Gauche’ event “La Dolce Vita”, you are welcome to the Galerie Arcanes for a pleasant walk with Patrick Braoudé, on the beaches of Normandie…

BRAND NEW

Du 6 décembre 2017 au 27 janvier 2018, la Galerie Arcanes met à l’honneur trois artistes contemporains de talent, dont elle partage le goût des matières, et des formes …

Louis Lourioux

Louis Lourioux, Grès de Foëcy | Exhibition Catalogue, 2017

Louis Lourioux | Céramiste

L’Association des Spécialistes de Céramique de Collection organise le Parcours de la Céramique et des arts du feu La Galerie est heureuse de prendre part à cet événement…

Révélations 2017 | Céramique

La Galerie Arcanes est heureuse de participer à la troisième édition de la biennale des métiers d’art et de la création, elle présentera à cette occasion les dernières céramiques de Valérie Hermans et Jean Girel…

Find us

The Galerie Arcanes is open
Tuesday to Saturday,
from 11.am to 1.pm and 2.pm to 7.pm
11 Bonaparte street, 75006 Paris  

Contact us

You can contact us by email
And by phone : 
+33 (0)1 40 20 49 59