The boudoir

The boudoir linked the terrace and the bedroom, separated from it by clear glass that could be closed with curtains. The walls are clad with panelling painted grey and heightened with gold, and skirting sculpted with basketwork motif.

The display cases and glazed door on the side walls are framed by Sienna marble columns and surmounted by four tinted and gilded stucco bas-reliefs fixed to glass plaques, depicting vases of flowers surrounded by pheasants, squirrels, weasels and tropical birds. The floor is tiled with black and white marble with a marble border matching the fireplace.

Everything contrived to make the boudoir a calm place conducive to contemplating the objects in the display cases, showing Jeanne Lanvin’s various interests.

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Plan of the private appartment, situated on the 2nd floor, in 1925
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The boudoir in 1963
Connaissance des Arts no. 138, August 1963, p.70, photograph Roger Guillemot
  • View towards the bedroom in 1963
    Connaissance des Arts no. 138, August 1963, p .70, photograph Roger Guillemot
  • Chair and footstool

    ARMAND-ALBERT RATEAU (1882-1938)
    Paris, circa 1925
    sculpted and gilded beech, padded, silk upholstery

    inv. 39892 A et B

The terrace adjoining the boudoir

  • The terrace adjoining the boudoir in 1963
    Connaissance des Arts, photograph Roger Guillemot
  • Chaise longue

    ALBERT-ARMAND RATEAU (1882-1938)
    Decorator
    BAGUES FRERES, founder
    Paris, circa 1925
    Cast bronze with antique green patina
    Created for the duchess d’Albe, this model also featured in the salon of the fashion house « Callot Sisters » in the Pavillion of Elegance at the 1925 Exhibition

    inv. 39902
  • Lotus Table

    ARMAND-ALBERT RATEAU (1882-1938)
    Paris, circa 1925
    lacquered wood

    There was an identical table to this one in the office of Jeanne Lanvin, 22 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

    inv. 39916