Turquin Blue marble

  “My eyes, accustomed to beds (…) with golden bronzes and turquin blue marbles, watched with a kind of terror the great carved sideboards” – Victor Hugo, Alps and Pyrenees, 1885, p.110 Turquin Blue is an italian marble, also called bardiglio (bardiole) which has the specificity of changing color when it is heated. This beautiful […]

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Louis XIV style

The Louis XIV style was created by the “Sun King”. He was the instigator of the Versailles and also created academies and manufactures, the goal was to instore a new model in all European Court of the 17th century. Thus in 1664, Colbert created the “Manufacture de la Couronne” (Crown Manufactory) where it gathers, under […]

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Empire style

In 1804, Napoleon Bonaparte became Emperor and therefor french art was experiencing a renewal. In order to legitimize his new status, Napoleon needed to reconnect with Monarchy’s splendor. His new model was inspired from the Antique Rome and Egyptomania. Iconography attached to this style were : Sphinx and sphinxes, lions, eagles, swans, bees, stars, palms, […]

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