Friday, August 8, 2014

A French Renaissance-Revival bedchamber, circa 1840

The painted and carved boiserie decoration from the 1836-1840 Renaissance-Revival bedchamber of Baron Hope is not typical for the Louis-Phillipe-era France. 

Evocation of a bedroom with Louis-Philippe as part of the woodwork from the hotel baron William Hope, located 57 rue Saint-Dominique (current Polish Embassy). This prominent banker has had installed in his hotel exuberant taste, enhanced by light-colored golds. The woodwork of his room is an outstanding example of reinterpretation of Renaissance taste.

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