Charles X style

Charles X style lasted from 1818 to 1834, partly during the reign of Charles X, comte d’Artois, during the Bourbon Restoration. One of the main features is the softening of shapes from the Empire style, as pieces of furniture were curvier. Dimensions were decreased so that pieces of furniture could fit smaller appartments. Comfort was […]

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Louis-Robert Carrier-Belleuse

Louis-Robert Carrier-Belleuse was a painter, sculptor, ceramist and bronzier, son of the renowned sculptor Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse. After studied at the School of fine arts in Paris, he started at the Salon of 1870 as painter, then, from 1889, also as sculptor. Louis-Robert Carrier-Belleuse began a ceramist career thanks to Theodore Deck who introduced him to […]

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The Crystal

Lead glass, or crystal, is a type of glass whose high lead content gives to it many technical as well as aesthetic benefits that have contributed to make it the highest form of glass. Crystal is appreciated, since its discovery in the XVIIth century, for its brilliance, its transparency and its particular sound. A century […]

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Victorian Style

In the artistic field, the Victorian era was characterised by a veritable eclectism in terms of forms and sources of inspiration which were drawn in previous historical periods. This great diversity contrasted with the late century and stems from different social and economical factors related to the Industrial Revolution and to the rise of a […]

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