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Hotel de Caumont: A true temple of Bon Goût

Hotel de Caumont: A true temple of Bon Goût Chers Amis de L’Ecole du Bon Goût, Bonjour! Recently I motored with two friends to Aix en Provence and had a major ‘Bon Goût’ experience!! We visited a relatively new museum called “Caumont Centre D’Art.” The experience there ranged in time from the early 18th century…

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Vase Médicis: Very Classic Bon Goût

Bronze bust of Cosme lère de Médicis, 1548 by Cellini

Vase Médicis: Very Classic Bon Goût Bonjour de L’Ecole du Bon Goût. Since Greek and Roman times garden vases in various materials have been an important contribution to landscape compositions. Today we usually call them Vase Médicis after the powerful Médicis family of Renaissance times in Italy. Louis XIV commissioned dozens upon dozens of vases…

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Early Louisiana Collection for Sale!

Catalog page from Neal Auction company with write-up on Robert Smith and sample images of pieces on offer during the auction.

Chers Amis du L’Ecole du Bon Gout, Bonjour!! After keeping it in storage for nearly 20 years, I have decided to offer for sale a substantial collection of early Louisiana furniture and Acadian weaving, that I collected from 1970 until about 1984!! Many of the pieces have been featured in museum exhibitions over the years…

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Wall to wall beauty and interest under your feet!!!

Chers Amis de L’Ecole du Bon Gout,            Bonjour d’Uzes!  Every time I arrive in France after being away for two months in Louisiane, I am totally struck by the beautiful, diverse and always interesting flooring surfaces which abound in France seemingly everywhere!     Many French train stations have better flooring than most…

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The Fireplace: A magnet for the eyes!!

Chers amis de L’Ecole du Bon Goût    Bonjour!  Walking into any room for the first or the thousandth time, the eye is naturally drawn immediately to look at the fireplace.  It is like meeting a person: you look directly at their face to start with, no matter if it is the first meeting or not.   Therefore the fireplace…

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FIRE BACKS! ADDING TO THE JOYS OF YOUR WINTER FIREPLACE!

Chers Amis de L’Ecole du Bon Gout.Bonjour!With winter’s arrival our daily patterns change and we spend more time indoors. On a gloomy rainy day or a blustering cold night, almost nothing can provide more comfort and delight than an open fire in your fireplace…It must be a primordial connection! To heighten this experience of site, sound,…

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Reminder : 30% True Friends Discount

Chers Amis de l’Ecole du Bon Gout,  Bonjour!!!    October 14th marks two months since the beginning of the “Flood of 2016”!   However it continues to be for many a complex and difficult recovery and restoration process.  Here at Au Vieux Paris Antiques, we are offering a 30% discount off all merchandise (except flooring) to: 1) Anyone who was…

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30% discount “THANK YOU” to those TRUE friends!!

Chers Amis de L’École du Bon Gout!Bonjour!As a “THANK YOU” to all those really TRUE friends who have come to the rescue of flood survivors, I would like to extend the 30% discount on all merchandise (except flooring), not only to those with flooded homes and businesses, but also to those who have contributed to…

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