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Furniture

Furniture

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The museum has a wealth of furniture. Installed by the Magnins for the visitors' enjoyment, they are often an unexpected delight. Just like the painting collection, the furniture reflects the personal tastes of Magnins: the rarest and most refined example, a writing desk for the two young daughters of Bon Durand, was not made by famous cabinet-maker. the overall impression is one of sobriety, which suits a wealthy middle  class home and reflects a taste for discreet elegance, a long way from the highly worked gildings and bronzes.

 

We can also admire the sinusoidal line of the small chest of drawers by Carel, as well as the calfskin marquetry and the trompe-l'oeil of the late 18th century writing desk. The Louis XIV (flat-topped bureau) and Louis XVI furniture - particularly the Jollain-stamped, lacquered writing desk by Coromandel - together with the 19th century pieces (First and Second Empire pieces), are more numerous than those in the Rococo style.