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Cassolettes

Chers Amis de Bon Gout! Bonjour! Today’s subject of interest is cassolettes. These always highly decorative objects have evolved through the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, but had their start as vase form metal containers for burning perfume pastilles. They were usually of cast metal however, the solid silver 3ft tall models which Louis XIV had in…

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Pavillon Coté Sud Now Open!

Chers Amis de Bon Gout! Bonjour!Today I am thrilled to announce the Pavillon Coté Sud sample show room of building materials is complete and ready for visitors here at Au Vieux Paris Antiques!You will be able to see different flooring materials ranging from handmade, 18th century terra cotta floor tiles in two colors, along with a selection of several hand aged re-edition quarried…

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Fête Votive d’Uzés 2015

Chers Amis de L’Ecole du Bon Goût, Every year, just before the 15th of August, here in the usually quiet village of Uzés the whole place goes into a crazy, chaotic and puzzling mode called the “Fête Votive” for three nights in a row! The boulevard encircling the entire village is blocked off from vehicular…

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