Mannheim, Sigismond [Mannheim père]
- Lukas Fuchsgruber
(b Frankfurt am Main, Dec 1789; d Paris, Oct 1, 1880). French art dealer and auction expert. Mannheim was a Parisian jeweller, dealing in sculptures and bronzes, who became a leading expert at the Hôtel Drouot by the middle of the 19th century, cooperating with leading Parisian auctioneers. Mannheim made a name for himself especially for his sales of decorative objects from Asia, which he frequently offered along with a more conventional selection of paintings and sculptures....