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Decorative arts

“Man can only be considered through the senses; this is the principle we must start from.” The selected objects are all privileged witnesses of the lives and skills of the artisans, of the research and creativity of the artists. All of our objects translate the most varied situations of life.

These decorative arts objects illustrate highly varied techniques: art using wood, metal, ceramics and glass as well as more modest materials such as embroidery with pearls or toles.

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Bouquet of wax flowers

Bouquet of wax flowers
Late 19th century
1994.37.1-3

Notebook

Notebook
1994.290

Bell

Bell
1994.2343

Chest

Chest
18th century
1994.221

Jar

Jar
1994.425.1-2

Jar

Jar
1994.2207.1-2

Serving platter

Serving platter
1994.1737.1-2

Flower pot

Flower pot
Before 1750
1994.73

Wood vase
covered with gold leaf

Wood vase
covered with gold leaf
18th century
1994.524.2