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CHÂTEAU DE CHANTILLY

CHÂTEAU DE CHANTILLY
Chantilly, France
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BACKGROUND

The Château de Chantilly sits at the confluence of the Oise and Seine Rivers in northern France and is a magnificent stone complex surrounded by manicured lawns, farms, ponds, and stables. In 1560, architect Jean Bullant designed the 20-thousand-acre estate for a member of François I’s court, high constable Anne de Montmorency. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

Due to water infiltration and high humidity, 11 Le Conte paintings and a later work displayed with them were badly damaged. WMF placed that section of the château, the Galerie des Actions de Monsieur le Prince, on the 1998 Watch and supported a pilot conservation project of the paintings. By 2000, 6 others were being carefully conserved as a result of the demonstration project. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

The Château de Chantilly is an architectural marvel and represents a grand vision for an estate of the period. The stables, adorned with statuary, were built to hold 240 horses and 300 hunting dogs as well as grooms and equipment. Chippendale woodwork appears in multiple rooms in the Clinchamp wing because the Duc d’Aumale was a great lover of British art and style. (...)

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