A rare gilt bronze firescreen with espagnolettes signed by François LINKE and BOUHON Frères, circa 1900

Gilt bronze, metallic mesh Dimensions : H : 27’’ 3/16 ; W : 33’’ 1/16 ; D : 7’’ 7/8. Signed « F. Linke » and « Bouhon » on the right foot. Circa 1900. This large gilt bronze firescreen, inspired from the Regence and Louis XV styles witnesses the collaboration of two great actors of the French late 19th century decorative arts, both […]

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The Palazzo Papadopoli

A staggering Venetian palace, the Palazzo Papadopoli built circa 1560 is known for the lavishness of its interior decoration. Ordered by Nicolo and Angelo Aldobrandini-Papadopoli around 1874, the decoration is imagined by the leading expert of decorative arts in Venice, Michelangelo Guggenheim.The palace already displayed an aristocratic decor inherited from the powerful Tiepolo family in […]

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