Louis XV

Golden Age of China – Treasures Ming to Qing at NGV, 2015

Golden Age of China – Treasures Ming to Qing at NGV, 2015

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An exhibition The Golden Age of China: Qianlong Emperor (r.1736–1795) is coming to the National Gallery of Victoria, NGV International, 27 March – 21 June, 2015

Anton Venoir Interiors – French Antiques for Fabulous Decor

Anton Venoir Interiors – French Antiques for Fabulous Decor

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For the collector, interior designer and architect looking for investment or significant pieces for contemporary interiors, French antiques do deserve attention

Singerie Wallpaper

Arabesque & Grotesque – Ornamentation with Grace & Delicacy

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In the early 18th century arabesque and grotesque designs by Berain, Huet, Audran & Watteau were desirable forms of decorative art used in intimate interiors

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The Mistress & The Consort – Paying the Wages of Beauty

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Louis XVI’s Queen Marie Antoinette and Louis XV’s consort Madame du Barry lived at a time of society scandal and political turmoil, paying the wages of beauty