The major focus here is French furniture and tableware. From extravagant carpets to delicate crystal and porcelain, there is much to admire. Clever spotlighting and black settings show the exquisite treasures - including châtelaines made for medieval royalty and Maison Falize enamel work - to their best advantage. Other galleries are categorised by theme: glass, wallpaper, drawings and toys. There are cases devoted to Chinese head jewellery and the Japanese art of seduction with combs. Of most immediate attraction to the layman are the reconstructed period rooms, ten in all, showing how the other (French) half lived from the late 1400s to the early 20th century.
|Venue name:||Musée des Arts Décoratifs|
107 rue de Rivoli
|Opening hours:||11am-6pm Tue, Wed, Fri-Sun; 11am-9pm Thur|
|Price:||(with Musée de la Mode & Musée de la Publicité) €9; €7.50 reductions; free under-18s. PMP|
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