The Restoration style

  Following the Empire, the Restoration (1815-1830) prolongs the Neoclassical taste while clearing the decorative arts of imperial emblems and rigidity. This style opposes delicacy and suppleness to the ostentation and rigidity of the Directoire. Charles X especially promotes continuity with the forms of the Ancien Regime. Turned in this way towards the past, the […]

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The exceptional monumental fireplace originating from the Chateau of Montgeon attributed to Edmond Lechevallier-Chevignard

Stone Dimensions : H : 13ft 9” 1/4 ; W : 10ft 2”; D : 38” 1/2. Originating from the Chateau of Montgeon, Le Havre (France). Circa 1870. Bearing an impressive overmantel where a Muse teaches a musician angel to play the viol, this monumental fireplace was installed on the ground floor of the Chateau of Montgeon in Le […]

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Pierre-Joseph Guérou

Pierre-Joseph Guerou, painter of flowers from the Sèvres Manufactory, is known to have executed the decoration of Empress Eugénie’s jewel case held in the palace of Compiègne. This piece of furniture bears the rare porcelain inlays by Julien-Nicolas Rivart, which painting was only signed by Guerou.The Marc Maison Gallery has endeavored to find furniture items […]

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