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Cassolette à sirène et faunesse - Cassolette à tête de bélier

Pierre Gouthière – French Court Gilder, Glittering at Frick

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The Frick Collection, New York, November 16, 2016 to February 19, 2017, presents an exhibition of works by Pierre Gouthière: Virtuoso Gilder at the French Court

French Clocks – Science Keeping Time with Enlightenment Pt 2

French Clocks – Science Keeping Time with Enlightenment Pt 2

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A style of clock that emerged during the reign of France’s King Louis XVI (1638-1715) was one where the works were on view, which are known as ‘skeleton clocks’

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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