0147 L’art de la reprise dans la collection de Gaston de Saint-Maurice

Entre art mamelouk égyptien et décors intérieurs des XVIIe-XVIIIe siècles

  • Elodie Baillot (Author)

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By studying objects from the former collection of the French collector Gaston de Saint-Maurice (1831-1905) now in the Louvre and the Musée des Arts décoratifs in Paris, this article elucidates different aspects of the taste for reuse of architectural elements and decorative artefacts in the 19th century. Known for his collection of Islamic art (acquired by the South Kensington Museum in 1883), Saint-Maurice also collected European decorative arts showing his taste for historical decors. This article also raises the question of the appropriation of such artefacts by museums today.


Mameluk art, Decorative arts, France, 19th century