Friday, August 16, 2013

A true "Chateau Piece"!!

Chers Amis de L'Ecole du Bon Gout, today, I am happy to show you a splendid "new" item just in at Au Vieux Paris Antiques! It was originally an "over door" containing an oil painting, in a truly luxurious Regence/Louis XV "boiserie" interior in Nimes. However because the local craftsman, who carved and gold leafed it, had access to design drawings, c 1737, by the noted interior architect Nicolas Pineau or another architect of similar standing, it is much more Parisian than Provencal! 

Similar models can be seen in the Musee Carnavalet in Paris and the justly famous Wrightsman galleries at the Metropolitan Museum in NYC svp!! Because it came to me without its original oil painting, which also must have been of the best quality, I chose to create a mirror with this exceptional inframement which measures 43.5" H by 64.5" W. 

Although this piece is now the most sensational mirror in the shop at this moment, we do have a diverse selection of approximately 65 mirrors, some even bigger, many smaller, some even older and many younger!

Find following, photos of the "new" treasure, followed by two photos related to it, then a selection of a few of the many mirrors in stock. Our website has been updated with movie tours of the shop, that I moderate, so please visit it at svp!

Cordialement, Robert

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Mes Amities,
Robert E. Smith   (337) 332-2852