La Nature de Chaumet collection offers a view of the symbolic herbarium created by the Maison since its beginnings. This selection of drawings and photographs, dating from 1885 to 1938, illustrates a narration that is both constantly renewed and faithful to the fundamental style of Chaumet. The laurel, the ear of wheat, the oak and the lily motifs are alternatively ultra-figurative or stylised, adorning jewels that are sometimes opulent or sometimes simple, always with volume, movement, and height. Majesty and grace, power and delicacy: from one period to another the Maison writes new chapters of a story that celebrates nuance and composition, opposites brought together in stunning contrasts. Nature interpreted by Chaumet teems with life, it is an ode to the eternal cycle of plants, foliage and berries, from bud to bloom.
Laurel branch, element of a tiara, circa 1900
Necklace with criss-cross motifs, 1951
L' Épi de Blé
Wheat sheaf aigrette,
Tied ears of wheat aigrette,
Oak leaves tiara, circa 1900-1905.
Oak leaves and acorns tiara,
Fleur-de-lis and reed branches tiara,
Lily bud brooch,