Ceiling from the Hôtel de Verrüe, c. 1720

This room contains examples of Bérain-style decoration from the first third of the eighteenth century. Under an oval ceiling from the Hôtel de Verrüe, painted around 1720 with grotesques on the singerie theme (monkeys dressed as humans), two display cases present a regularly changed selection of faience and porcelain.

The next room contains examples of Bérain-style decoration from the first third of the eighteenth century. At the instigation of Antoine Watteau, Claude III Audran and Claude Gillot, ornamentation of this type evolved toward lighter, more fluid designs that were widely circulated in the form of prints, both in France and internationally. Under an oval ceiling from the Hôtel de Verrüe, painted by Claude III Audran around 1720 with grotesques on the singerie theme, two display cases present a (regularly changed) selection of works representing various techniques and illustrating the popularity of Bérain-style motifs in all the decorative arts.

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