J. Paul Getty had a keenness for the exquisitely made furnishings and ornamental items of eighteenth-century France, which he all started accumulating within the Thirties. Gillian Wilson, curator of ornamental arts on the grounds that 1971, has broadened and reinforced the gathering, including Boulle furnishings, fixed oriental porcelain, tapestries, clocks, ceramics, and extra. within the Eighties and Nineteen Nineties the Museum persevered to magnify its ornamental arts holdings, making a ecu sculpture division in 1984 and including glass, maiolica, goldsmiths' paintings, pietre dure, and furnishings from Italy and northerly Europe.
This booklet is a revised and accelerated version of Decorative Arts: An Illustrated precis Catalogue of the gathering of the J. Paul Getty Museum (1993). as well as greater than 40 fresh acquisitions--among those 4 wall sconces from Versailles that after belonged to Marie Antoinette and an tricky upholstered mattress from the gathering of Karl Lagerfeld--it comprises the result of years of study. Designed for students, scholars, and devotees of the ornamental arts, this quantity offers a finished examine the Getty's nice assortment.
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