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SALON DE MUSIQUE, BIBLIOTHÈQUE DE L’ARSENAL

SALON DE MUSIQUE, BIBLIOTHÈQUE DE L’ARSENAL
Paris, France
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BACKGROUND

Much of the arsenal was constructed in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The original complex occupied a vast territory between the Seine River and the Bastille, with only part of this ensemble surviving today. Its structure and decorative interiors changed over time. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

During the conservation program, the boiseries (ornately carved wood panels) were dismantled for the first time since the eighteenth century, uncovering preparatory drawings on the walls. A survey was carried out to safeguard all the drawings and graffiti. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

The arsenal’s Salon de Musique dates back to the mid-1740s when the Comte d’Eu commissioned the architect Dauphin and the sculptor, Angrand to decorate the interiors. Its high quality decoration made this room highly fashionable among Paris interiors, but it was nearly forgotten in recent decades. (...)