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For centuries, european tapestries covered the walls of castles and royal residences in order to both functional and decorative. They are woven in wool, silk and sometimes silver or gold.» Read more
Jules Rene Herve (1887-1981) was a French impressionist painter of our time. He is best known for his paintings depicting scenes of Parisian life full of light.» Read more
American furniture start with the first settlers who directly influence its style. In the early 20th century, the rise of Hollywood and the American way of life offer new answers and an American style of furniture is created. However, it is not until the 50's that American furnishing becomes independant from any influence.» Read more
Micromosaics are formed by very small pieces of colored enamels that put together create a picture without any painting. This art realised by talented artists, such as Giacomo Raffaelli, started in the late 18th century but its golden age was the 19th century.» Read more
Around 1730, shortly after the commode, appears in the french furniture a new type of furniture often richly inlaid or wood veneer, the toilet table. Its birth coincided with the feminization in decoration from the Regence era.» Read more
Snuff bottles became true objects of desire for collectors but what is their history?» Read more
Fang territory extending from Cameroon to Gabon through Guinea. It is covered with dense equatorial forest crossed by rivers. The weather calls for heavy rains. In this climate somewhat hostile develops an intimate art centered on the line. » Read more
Neither forgotten nor unknown, Etienne Cournault is a secret artist. Born in Lorraine, he and his friend Jean Prouvé and Jean Lurçat belong to the heirs of the Ecole de Nancy trained in graphic arts as well as applied arts.» Read more
Among the difficulties encontered by restoration of old furniture, the retoration of chairs and armchairs is particular as the frame are subjetc to mechanicals efforts that are excessively higher than for other types of furniture.» Read more
Since ancient age, the question of home lighting led to the creation of simples objects and in parallel to works of art. The artists who chose to sublimate light, used precious metals, particularly silver, bronze, ormolu, porcelain, earthenware, painted wood or gilt wood to bring candles, gas nozzle, and now bulbs. » Read more