Sunday, June 27, 2010

16th century bed


At the Musee d'Orsay.

15 comments:

VP said...

It doesn't look like something built in 1500 and I think the Musée d'Orsay doesn't hold art before 1848, which would be at the Louvre...

Elettra said...

Hi Jacob, stunning photo.
I've dedicated to you the post of the Amerigo Vespucci.

Jacob said...

@ VP - I've gone back through our photos and this was taken at the d'Orsay. It was a "room" exhibit, perhaps a temporary one, and included an old wash basin which I plan to post in the future.

Perhaps it was borrowed from the Louvre?

I could be wrong about the date as I didn't write it down, but I'm pretty sure there was a plaque which noted it was from the 16th century.

Starman said...

There is a lot of furniture on display at the Orsay. I've never understood why it was there. At least, this piece looks like an objet d'art.

Trillian said...

Intimidating bed....nice shot!

SFBakstad said...

Unbelievable! At first I thought it was a chair. Greetings from San Francisco! We enjoyed going through your blog! Quite fun! Looking forward to following you!

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful design, I like a lot!
Léia :)

VP said...

This is a Nénuphars bed, built by Louis Majorelle in Paris, between 1905 and 1909.

JM said...

It looks like Art Nouveau to me, but it's gorgeous anyway!

T. Becque said...

I wonder if it was comfortable and if the pillow actually lookedl like that back in its time?

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

A most inviting looking bed. I hope the mattress is comfortable. Lovely timber.
Cheers,
Melbourne Daily Photo

amatamari© said...

Really beautiful! And a perfect shot!
:-)

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

hello! excellent presentation..regards

bfarr said...

Jacob, I have not visited your Paree blog in a while and look what I was missing. This wood in this bed frame is gorgeous and the carvings are not overdone.

In regard to your comment about my fence. Yes, we had a good hard rain and a big gust of wind came with it. And I was worried about the tree in the front yard. Go figure.

barb

Aleen Kojaian said...

This was made in 1902
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Majorelle