Louis-Constant Sévin

Great connoisseur of Greek, Assyrian, Persian, Chinese, and Gothic and Renaissance motifs, Louis-Constant Sévin (1821-1888) draws designs of admired precious objects. As a major ornamentalist of the second half of the 19th century, he tastes glory by putting his creativity at the service of the great workshops of Ferdinand Barbedienne and the chiseling of Désiré […]

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Rudolf Weyr

In the radiant Vienna of the late 19th century, Rudolf Weyr (1847-1914) was a master of sculpture. Discovery of the Universal Exhibition in 1873, he benefited from the extraordinary development of the Austro-Hungarian capital after the stock market crash, and became one of the best sculptors of the Empire. Author of numerous monuments in Vienna, […]

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Alphonse Giroux

Alphonse Giroux is a well-known Parisian brand for toys and precious objects to offer. He is "the prince’s merchant", offering a range of luxury products valued by the aristocracy and the upper bourgeoisie. Around 1830, he turned to cabinetmaking, which remained his main business: writing desks, sewing tables, boxes and sewing kits made of precious […]

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