arts appliqués

19 octobre 2014
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Eighteenth century’s chairs

Louis XV style  Armchair (Fauteuil à la reine) (part of a set) frame by Nicolas-Quinibert Foliot (1706–1776, warden 1750/52) Designer: probably after a design by Pierre Contant d’Ivry (French, Ivry-sur-Seine 1698–1777 Paris) Factory: tapestry by Beauvais Factory director: after designs by Jean-Baptiste Oudry … Continuer la lecture

17 octobre 2014
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Gilded bronze mount

Furniture MountsGilt-bronze furniture mounts were first used in France on a limited scale during the second half of the seventeenth century and experienced a heyday during the eighteenth. The role of mounts on furniture was primarily functional. The feet, or sabots (literally, … Continuer la lecture