Gilded Interiors : Parisian Luxury and the Antique - the exhibition catalogue from The Wallace Collection available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Gilded Interiors : Parisian Luxury and the Antique

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A beautiful exhibition catalogue from the Wallace Collection exploring masterpieces of French eighteenth century decorative arts.

The Wallace Collection has an internationally-renowned collection of French eighteenth-century art but perhaps lesser known today is their collection of gilt-bronze objects. These bronzes d'ameublement - from clocks and mounted Sèvres porcelain to wall lights and candelabra - epitomised the levels of luxury achieved in Parisian interiors. Highly expensive and expertly wrought, they illustrate the heights of skilled craftsmanship achieved by French bronze workers in the eighteenth century as well as showcasing the wealth and connoisseurship of their owners.

This publication, which accompanied an exhibition at The Wallace Collection in 2017, features exquisite gilt bronze candelabras, fire dogs, candlesticks,wall-lights and clocks. These works were commissioned and owned by the wealthiest patrons and collectors, including Marie-Antoinette, the duc d’Aumont and the comte d’Artois and created by artists such as Pierre Gouthière, François Rémond and Claude Pition.

The book features superb photography and informative texts by the author, Dr Helen Jacobsen, covering everything from the inspiration behind the design of the gilt bronzes to how they were made. The book is recommended for anyone interested in French eighteenth century decorative arts.
  • Author:  Dr Helen Jacobsen, Curator of French eighteenth-century decorative arts at the Wallace Collection.
  • Paperback: 112 pages | 85 colour illustrations
  • Date published: April 2017
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1781300589
  • Product Dimensions: 22.2 x 27.9 cm

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