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LE CADRE ET LE BOIS DORE: A TRAVERS LES SIECLES (The Frame and Gilded Wood: Through the Centuries). Chateau et Trianon de Bagatelle, Paris, 1991. Organized by Galerie Georges Bac, Paris. Published by HM Editions, Levallois. 118 pp. with 110 ills. (99 col.). 28 x 22 cm. In French; introduction and two essays also in English.
Showcases more than 40 elegantly carved and gilded frames produced mainly by French artisans of the 17th and 18th centuries as well as some 20 pieces of furniture and other decorative objects of the period. Concise commentaries on the featured works supplement two essays discussing the history and styles of gilded wood furnishings and the impact of new aesthetic views, techniques and materials on the art of framemaking in the 19th century.
Indexing: Western, Europe — France — 1600-1800 — Decorative Arts
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 054571
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