Splendid Statuary Carrara marble statue representing « Armida’s dream » by Amand-Désiré-Honoré Barré, 1878 Universal Exhibition

Title engraved on the base: “Armida’s dream” (“Le rêve d’Armide”) Signature on the back of the shield: « am. Barré » Statuary Carrara marble The plaster was exhibited for the first time at the Salon of 1873, then the marble statue was exhibited at the Salon of 1875 and at the Universal Exhibition of 1878 in Paris. […]

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Panelled room with fine chinoiserie decoration from 
the Villa Les Cèdres, King Leopold II’s residence 
in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Côte d’Azur

Set of panels for four walls Alder, giltwood, painted and sculpted decoration France, circa 1905 Provenance : Villa Les Cèdres, formerly Villa Les Oiseaux, Cap Ferrat. Former residence of the Mayor of Villefranche-sur-Mer, acquired by Leopold II, King of the Belgians (1835-1909), then it belonged to Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle, creator of the French liqueur Grand Marnier […]

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Campan marble

The Campan marble is a type of marble taken from the quarries of the Campan site located in the high valley of Ardour in the department of Hautes-Pyrénées. There are different varieties, all of which can be identified through the marked dark green veins – the Campan rubané marble, the green Campan marble, the pink […]

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