Livre Rare et Object d’art: Grand Palais Paris

Literature is embedded in the history of France, while French art and decorative objects are coveted worldwide. This weekend in Paris – 12th to 14th April – provides the ideal opportunity to view over a three-day period, a selection of rare books and unique drawings; portrait miniatures; furniture and porcelain; among other items, at the historical Grand Palais. Construction of the Beaux-Arts building began in 1897, and in 2000 the Grand Palais was decreed an historical monument. (Above image: Photo of Le Grand Palais by François Benedetti)

Rare books: Works of art at Livre Rare et Object d’Art in Paris Photo: François Benedetti

A structure of light steel and iron framing with reinforced concrete was amazingly innovative for the late 19th century. In these majestic surroundings, the written word becomes a work of art, and precious art objects with authentic provenance, can be viewed and admired.

Portrait miniature by Cecile Villeneuve at Galerie Jaegy-Theoleyre

The salon – now in its twelfth year – is among the cultural highlights of the French spring season. One hundred sixty exhibitors from fourteen different countries are participating in the event.

Louis XIV commode attributed to Antoine Gaudreaux presented by Henry Bertrand Collet

This weekend –  April 12th to 14th –  is a splendid and opportune occasion to partake in the French appreciation of significant books and exclusive objects d’art at the sublime Grand Palais.

Sévres porcelain sugar pot signed Aloncle François-Joseph at JM Béalu et Fils

Further details and information at www.salondulivrerare.paris JG