Thursday, November 8, 2012

Intricate Parquetry Composition - Cabinet des Miroirs, Château de Maisons-Laffitte, France 17th Century

France, 1630-1651, near Paris. The ”Château de Maisons-Laffitte” has been built by
René de Longueil and his wife Madeleine Boulenc de Crévecœur.
One room of this castle is interesting from our point of view: ”Cabinet des Miroirs”.
This particular round room has a splendid marquetry inlay composition worked in wood, pewter and ivory.
This marquetry work has been restored relative recently.

This image shows the work partially.
Marquetry Inlay Composition - Cabinet des Miroirs
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rucher_orgeval/3795541680/

Other web places for viewing other images with this work:
http://www.maisonslaffitte.net/interieurs.htm
http://netricsa.blogspot.ro/2010/03/chateau-de-maisons-laffite-salle-de-bal.html
Cabinet des Miroirs - Maison Laffitte, France