A relentless quest for the true meaning of the beautiful, the rare, and the unique. Specialized for 4 generations in works dating from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, the Segoura family has always perpetuated its values of tradition and passion.
It is in the heart of the Biron Market, the most prestigious antiques market in the world, that the Galerie Segoura Fine Art settled in 2013 to offer its most beautiful pieces, both by the virtuosity of its artists and by their formats. non-standard.
Specializing in works dating from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, museum quality painting and furniture come together in a setting where life is good and where tradition and passion mingle.
Marc Segoura is part of the 3rd generation of antique dealers in the family who perpetuate the values of excellence in the selection of furniture and objects.
Rewarded several times, this renowned antique dealer, member of the CEDEA (European Confederation of Art Experts) and the SNA (National Union of Antique Dealers) has the honor of being named expert in paintings from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries by the CEA (Company of Expertise in Antiquities and Works of Art).
Its reputation has been built on its discretion and the trust placed in it by its clients, collectors, museums, interior designers and renowned decorators.
The famous name Segoura has built its notoriety and crossed the ages since 1945 to be today an essential and ambitious figure in the world of art, thanks to the reliability of its services and its expertise in researching works of art. art.
The family has always been the unifying element of the prosperity of this family business and Marc Segoura has remained faithful to this tradition. It is today with pride that he entrusts his setting in the heart of the Biron Market to his two children, Laura and Romain Segoura. Their good reputation is confirmed, heritage, passion and transmission are the watchwords of this clan!
Family art, a passion and sharing since 1945
The story of this family success story begins with Vital Segoura, Marc's grandfather, a carpet merchant, who had already settled at the Puces de Saint-Ouen in the 1950s.
From the same generation, Charles Braunstein, Marc's maternal grandfather, based on Boulevard de Courcelles, specializes in the sale of goods dedicated to professionals.
He roams the roads of France, jumps from train to train with his bike in hand, in search of "nuggets" for his customers eager for novelties. Already a pioneer and innovator, Charles Braunstein was one of the first antique dealers to communicate in the press. He offers to buy objects and antiques from individuals through classified ads.
His business is a great success, all of Paris jostles in his shop! Then, it is at nightfall that the professionals of the trade rush in and wait one by one for Mr. Braunstein's return. Being the first to buy the new pieces unearthed across the country by this institution was a guarantee of a new look at the legends of art. It's undeniable, "Les Belles Epoques" is then the place to be !
It was in 1957 that Maurice Segoura embraced the profession of antique dealer. He learns the trade alongside his father-in-law, facing professionals with whom no mistake is allowed. "We were, he recalls, bargain hunters for the great antique dealers of the time".
Eleven years later, he moved to 20 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, where he bought the shop of Yvonne de Brémond d'Ars, a figure of Tout-Paris and a renowned woman of letters. He will later inaugurate the Galerie Segoura in the sumptuous and intimate setting of a former private mansion 14 place François Ier in Paris.
He then leads an incessant quest, that of the true meaning of "beauty" and will offer his works from the 18th century until 2006, the year during which he retires and will part with his precious treasures at a major auction at Christie's in New York.
The Biron market
Marc Segoura, cradled in art and its traditions, is today the happy founder of the SEGOURA FINE ART Gallery, oriented towards the art of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.
Trained by his elders and a graduate of the Ecole du Louvre, he first settled, accompanied by his brother Pierre Segoura, at 18 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré and perpetuated the family custom by offering 17th and 19th century paintings and tapestries. century. There will be only one step towards his next experience, that of his new mission within the Gallery at 20 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.
Subsequently established within the Galerie Segoura, Marc evolves in an extraordinary building decorated by the famous Parisian interior designer François-Joseph Graf. This former private mansion in the heart of Place François Ier is a true tribute to the singular world of art, an entire building dedicated to exceptional furniture and objects so that each of these pieces can express all its value and beauty in a well thought out context.
He exercises his profession with humility and generosity, his vision of art passes through the transmission of his knowledge, passion and human contact. Deeply convinced that this discipline is not practiced only with white gloves but rather in communication and sharing, he decided in 2013 to settle in Marché Biron, 85 rue des Rosiers at the Puces de Saint-Ouen. A place of passage, of exchange, in which more than 5 million visitors per year stroll through the aisles, a melting-pot clientele thus mixing fine art connoisseurs and novices eager for curiosity.
The 4th generation : a family story
A unifying transmission for a company that has remained family-owned and independent. Descendant of a long line of antique dealers, it is today Romain and Laura Segoura who inherit this passion for art.
This is how the 4th generation Segoura continues to welcome and support art lovers. Concerned for nearly 80 years with the quality and authenticity of the works it offers, this family perpetuates its know-how in the selection of antique furniture, antique art objects and paintings dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. and XXth centuries, to the delight of enthusiasts.