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French decorative arts

From Versailles to the Belle Epoque

This series of 3 lectures is presented by Anne Harbers. The talks cover the decorative arts and style of France, from the medieval era of the Lady & the Unicorn tapestries, through the 17th and 18th century style of Versailles to the neoclassic styles of the Directoire and Empire to the Impressionist era of Art Nouveau during the Belle Epoque.

We will consider textiles, including gobelins, silks, and indiennes, porcelains including Saint-Cloud, Chantilly, Vincennes, Sèvres and Limoges, crystal such as Baccarat, silver from the designs of silversmith Thomas Germain including the Portuguese Royal Service, furniture and design.



Friday 15 June 2018 from 10.30am to 11.30am
Friday 22 June 2018 from 10.30am to 11.30am
Friday 29 June 2018 from 10.30am to 11.30am


members: $25.00
non-members: $35.00
full series members: $65.00
full series non members: $95.00

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