Tahan

The Tahan Manufactory, a famous furniture manufacturer in the 19th century, reached its apogee as a supplier of Napoleon III under the Second Empire. Specializing in small boxes at the turn of the century, Tahan developed a wide range of small and medium-sized furniture, adapted to middle class interiors, becoming “the prince of small cabinetmaking”.The […]

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Julien-Nicolas Rivart

Julien-Nicolas Rivart (1802-1867) is the inventor of a hitherto unseen technique, which never afterwards could be reproduced : porcelain marquetry. Patented in 1849, it enables to inlay a painted decoration without taking more space than necessary, and to left exposed the beauty of the support’s other materials.Applied in furniture pieces in rosewood, ebony, mahogany, but […]

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Exhibition at the Marc Maison Gallery: «The magic of a kaolin bouquet » A collection of furniture pieces and works of art decorated with Julien-Nicolas Rivart’s rare porcelain inlays, between 1850 and 1867.

Once again immersing us in the world of the Universal Exhibitions, the Marc Maison Gallery displays its large collection of works by Julien-Nicolas Rivart, of twenty-four unique pieces, all decorated with his porcelain flowers. From sumptuous “bureau plat” to the document folders, these rare luxury items will be offered to the amateurs’ eyes, from May […]

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The andirons

Necessary for the good combustion of fire since the early Antiquity, the firedogs, or andirons, are placed under the logs and allow the circulation of the air. It is certainly their role as “guardians” of the fire that earned them the name derived from the word “dog” since the Middle Ages. First made of wood, […]

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