An exceptional Napoleon III fireplace, after the model by Verberckt and Caffiéri for the Dauphin’s bedchamber, Palace of Versailles

Napoleon III period, circa 1860. Red Griotte marble, gilded bronze. After the fireplace realized in 1747 by Jacques Verberckt and Jacques Caffiéri for the Dauphin’s bedchamber at the Palace of Versailles, then identically reproduced under Napoleon III notably for the Salon doré of the Elysee Palace, official residence of the President of the Republic. Dimensions : […]

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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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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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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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