Count of Artois' room Fan
"When I work on the scenography of the rooms of 17th and 18th-century objets d'art at the Louvre, I am inspired by the different periods when these masterpieces of the decorative arts were made, and by the evolution of taste, from the reign of Louis XIV until the end of the reign of Louis XVI.
The masterpieces displayed in glass cases, on the one hand, and, the woodwork, curtains and objects of the room, on the other, demonstrate the different tastes and the evolution in style.
This fan depicts a room dedicated to the Count of Artois. The Louvre owned Turkish furniture, chairs and consoles, created for this man. Through exchanges, we have been loaned the woodwork that matches this furniture. The rest was inspired by the upholstery style in fashion at the end of the 18th century, illustrated in a gouache produced for Bagatelle: a tent of blue taffeta, a lambrequin adorned with white and gold tassels, which echo the richness of the furniture and the exoticism of the woodwork."
Jacques Garcia, designer of the new rooms of 18th century artworks of the Department of Decorative Arts of the Louvre Museum
In partnership with the House Duvelleroy. Fan maker in Paris since 1827 and resumed in 2010 by two passionate mode and heritage, Duvelleroy is the only Parisian House of fans through time.
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Cotton and Sycamore wood