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musée des Arts décoratifs
et du Design de Bordeaux
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39 rue Bouffard,
33000 Bordeaux
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Boiseries du salon de Gascq<br/> &copy; madd Bordeaux - L. Gauthier
Boiseries du salon de Gascq
©madd Bordeaux - L. Gauthier
object n°37

Boiseries du salon de Gascq

Circa 1735

It seems as though it was made for the place and yet…
Actually, the ornate panelling originally belonged to another stately home, the hôtel de Gascq, rue du Serpolet, built in 1735, and was only reassembled in 1924 on the first floor of the hôtel de Lalande. Far from being a simple background for the museum pieces, the panels show the evolution of decorative art in Bordeaux, from the bright days where a President of Parliament could indulge in a rich and fashionable setting, to the dark hours of its dismantlement.

object n°37 (pdf)

previous objects of the month

objet n°31
Legs de Georges Périé, 1945 - Inv 78 23
object n°46
Purchase by City of Bordeaux, 1971, inv. 71.4.1
object n°42
object n°40
Circa 1745
object n°37
Circa 1735
object n°33
The second half of the XVIIIth century
object n°32
Produced between 1948 and 1960
object n°30
The first half of the XXth century
object n°29
Last quarter of the XVIIIth century