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Get a chance to discover one of the most sumptuous private home from the early twentieth century in Paris.
Moïse de Camondo was a reputed Parisian banker during the Belle Epoque, but is today remembered as a passionate collector of French furniture and art objects from the eighteenth century. He amassed a collection of unusual quality that is still visible today inside the museum. The story of this place started in 1911, when Moïse de Camondo decided to have a his collection in a beautiful setting. He hired architect René Sergent to build a private mansion next to Parc Monceau that would be worthy of this collection and suitable for his family. The museum opened the year after Moïse de Camondo died, in 1935.
The design was modeled after that of the Petit Trianon in Versailles, and behind the handsome décor of wood-paneled apartments were hidden the accoutrements of modern life, including kitchens, offices and bathrooms. The home, which is fully preserved in its original condition, offers an opportunity to discover the taste of a great collector and to get a glimpse of the everyday life of an aristocratic home.
Visiting the place, you will discover antique woodwork that serves as a backdrop to furniture by cabinetmarket and joiners working for the Garde Meuble Royal (Royal Furniture Repository) surch as Oeben, Riesener and Jacob.
Amazing furniture and decorative art can be seen: gilt bronze Clocks and wall clocks, barometers and chandeliers, mounted vases adorn cabinets and boiseries. Two particularly spectacular masterpieces of tableware: the Orloff silver dinner service commissionned by Catherine II of Russia from the silversmith Roettiers in 1770, and the so-called “Buffon” porcelain services, made at Sèvres in the 1780s and fituring a bird decor. Sculptures and paintings also reflect the collector’s sensibilities, with busts by Houdon, portraits by Elmisabeth Vigée Lebrun, landscapes by Guardi and hunting scenes by Oudry.