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R is for Récamier: A-to-Z Challenge
Récamier is the proper name for the chaise lounge or fainting couch. It was named after the famous painting, below, of Jeanne-Françoise Julie Adélaïde Bernard, aka Juliette Récamier (1777–1849), a French society woman who led a salon in the early … Continue reading
Posted in antiques, history, upholstery Tagged chaise lounge, fainting couch, Francoise Boucher, Ganesha, Goya, Jacques Louis David, Juliette Récamier, Matisse, Picasso, Renoir 3 Comments
I is for Innards: A-to-Z Challenge
We had a call today from a prospective client who restored their récamier or fainting couch six years ago, with someone else. The news was sad. She had taken the piece to a local refinisher to have it refinished. The … Continue reading
Posted in antiques, conservation techniques, preservation, restoration techniques, upholstery Tagged fainting couch, Green Practices, historic, Horsehair, Organic, récamier 6 Comments