Author:Bascou, Marc; Bimbenet-Privat, Michele; Chapman, Martin

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Royal Treasures from the Louvre: Louis XIV to Marie-Antoinette

By: Bascou, Marc; Bimbenet-Privat, Michele; Chapman, Martin

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Munich, Prestel: 2012

Seller ID: 042349

ISBN: 3791352733

Condition: Like New


This breathtaking survey of French royal patronage features full-color illustrations of more than 100 objects, many so precious that they rarely leave the Louvre. French decorative arts reached their pinnacle in craftsmanship and design between the reign of Louis XIV and the Revolution, beginning with the sumptuous works of art made at the Gobelins manufactory, which was established to furnish the royal palaces, and continuing with luxury pieces made in specialist workshops across Paris through the end of the ancient régime. This book reveals the story of patronage and collecting among the ... View more info