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

Author: Michèle Bimbenet-Privat; Legion of Honor (San Francisco, Calif.); Musée du Louvre.; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco ; Munich ; London ; New York : Delmonico Books/Prestel, [2012]
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"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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michèle Bimbenet-Privat; Legion of Honor (San Francisco, Calif.); Musée du Louvre.; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
ISBN: 9780884011347 0884011348 9783791352732 3791352733
OCLC Number: 833916115
Notes: Published by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and DelMonico Books Prestel, on the occasion of the exhibition Royal Treasures from the Louvre: Louis XIV to Marie-Antoinette, Legion of Honor Museum, San Francisco, November 17, 2012-March 17, 2013.
This exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in collaboration with the Musée du Louvre, Paris.
Description: 175 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Essays and plates. Art in the service of the king : The galerie du Louvre and the gobelins / Michèle Bimbenet-Privat ; The gemmes de la Couronne : The French crown collection of hardstones / Marc Bascou ; Royal gifts of gold and diamonds / Michèle Bimbenet-Privat ; The royal silversmiths / Michèle Bimbenet-Privat ; Sèvres diplomatic gifts / Martin Chapman ; The marchands-merciers, the dealers in luxury goods / Martin Chapman ; Louis XVI as a patron of the arts / Martin Chapman ; The private collection of Marie-Antoinette / Martin Chapman.
Responsibility: Marc Bascou, Michèle Bimbenet-Privat, Martin Chapman.

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This breathtaking survey of French Royal patronage features full-color illustrations of more than one hundred objects so precious they are rarely lent outside of the Louvre.  Read more...

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