This is once in a lifetime event, coming up at Sotheby's Paris in the spring. It has just announced that it will be holding a sale of the private collection of the great dealer, expert, art historian, and pioneer collector Felix Marcilhac. One of the world's top dealers in the field of 20th Century Decorative Arts, and having devoted much of his activity to writing and research, Marcilhac stands out for his academic background and art historian's approach to collecting and dealing with design. His private collection of Art Deco masterpieces is needless to say, exceptional. Félix Marcilhac has lived among his spectacular objects on a day-to-day basis, with his collection accessible only to family and close friends. The provenance of many items is highly prestigious, including such illustrious names as Jacques Doucet, Marie-Laure de Noailles, Elsa Schiaparelli, Jeanne Lanvin, Paul Cocteau and Jean-Michel Frank.