The Salon Dore from the Hotel de La Tremoille

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FAMSF Publications

The Salon Dore from the Hotel de La Tremoille is one of the most cherished spaces in the Legion of Honor. This book explores the Salon's origins in late-eighteenth-century Paris, chronicles its history in France and the United States from the end of the 1700s to the early 2000s, and celebrates its reinstallation in San Francisco today. Based on new research, the present restoration accurately reflects a salon de compagnie from the 1780s, complete with two suites of chairs, lighting from historic fixtures, and silk upholstery derived from documents of the time - offering a rare glimpse of the halcyon days of its creation. Including a detailed account of salon life in the ancien regime, the original 1790 inventory, and an examination of the extensive conservation project undertaken to restore it to its former glory, The Salon Dore from the Hotel de La Tremoille pays tribute to this superlative period room.Includes a beautiful gatefold of six additional pages showing the new room. Hardcover, 124 pages


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"After researching the Salon Dore and attaining knowledge of its history I am completely fascinated with this room. I was intrigued by the amount of attention to detail and craftsmanship that went into restoring and conserving this room that moved six times in its existence."

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