Bouquet Amour & Psyché Fan
This fan is inspired by The Boucher Tapestries, one of the greatest successes of the Gobelins Tapestry Manufactory in the 18th century. François Boucher, artistic director at the Gobelins Manufactory from 1755 to 1770, designed the central scene, which aims to reproduce the effect of a picture hung against a coloured background imitating damask. It was part of a set of four pieces which decorated the alcove in the bedchamber of the Duchess of Bourbon (1750-1822) at the Hôtel de Lassay in winter. Each one depicted a scene with a god or goddess; the set is also sometimes known as the Loves of Gods. The other tapestries portray Vertumnus and Pomona, Venus Rising from the Sea and Aurora and Cephalus. The set was divided and sold in a revolutionary auction in 1793.
The four tapestries allocated by the Mobilier National have been reunited with the base and canopy of the bed, and are now exhibited in the same room at the Musée du Louvre. This is an exceptional piece, perfectly preserving the freshness of the original colours.
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.
Éloïse Gilles and Raphaelle de Panafieu has heart to resurrect the know-how of the high eventaillerie to reset the range the hands of women today.
Cotton and Sycamore wood