From the 1830s to the late nineteenth century, the Renaissance was a prime source of inspiration for cabinetmakers, silversmiths, ceramicists and glassmakers who drew ideas from the forms and ornamentation of fifteenth and sixteenth-century works. The techniques of Renaissance art industries, some of which had been forgotten, were restored to favor. Carved wood, painted enamel, ceramic life casting, polychrome glass and mounted gemstones were veritable technical challenges for artists who rivaled the masters of the past using the industrial means of their time.

Part of the 19th-century galleries will be closed from 25 September to 30 November 2023 for renovation.

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