Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse

A key figure in the Second Empire, Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (1824-1887) produced important bronze, marble and terracotta statuettes. A prolific artist, he made busts of numerous personalities such as Napoleon III or Eugene Delacroix, and characteristic statues of women with mats raised in the manner of Clodion, and adorned with Renaissance costumes.Wishing to spread the sense […]

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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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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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