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Le Grande Salon: A journey to the 18th century

This activity takes you through the decorative furnishings and objets d'art found in an eighteenth-century French mansion of a wealthy aristocrat, merchant, or financier. Find out what modes of decoration were in vogue during the ancien régime and about the craftsmanship of the artisans responsible for the work. Le Grande Salon also assesses your knowledge of decorative arts from other periods in Western art: antiquity, the Renaissance, the seventeenth century, art nouveau, and art deco.

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