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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Louis-Robert Carrier-Belleuse

Louis-Robert Carrier-Belleuse was a painter, sculptor, ceramist and bronzier, son of the renowned sculptor Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse. After studied at the School of fine arts in Paris, he started at the Salon of 1870 as painter, then, from 1889, also as sculptor. Louis-Robert Carrier-Belleuse began a ceramist career thanks to Theodore Deck who introduced him to […]

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The Troubadour style

When, a few years after the French Revolution, the artists of the Salon are seized by a passion for the medieval past, the critics invent a word that will have an important destiny : the Troubadour style. Crossing the Neo-Gothic and Neo-Renaissance styles, the Troubadour style characterizes all decorations inspired by History as well as legends, […]

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The Art Deco style

At the beginning of the 20th century, the enthusiasm for the dazzling progresses of industries stimulates a stylized, geometrical art, revealing the beauty and richness of the new world. As soon as 1910, early refined and regular-shaped works are realized, distancing themselves from the Art Nouveau asymmetries and undulations. It is in 1925, at the […]

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