Located at 12 Place Vendôme, Chaumet will open its doors to the public for the duration of its exhibition in the Baudard de Saint James salons highlighting the role of architecture and the decorative arts as sources of inspiration for jewellery pieces. Visits by reservation only, from 23rd to 30th March. Reservations opening soon.
Situated on the first floor, Chaumet’s Grand Salon was commissioned in 1777 from architect Bélanger by King Louis XVI’s General Treasurer of the Navy. In perfect harmony with Mansart’s facades, the Corinthian columns are multiplied into infinity by means of mirror effects. The memory of the first maître des lieux is still present, thanks to the many references to the maritime theme in the woodwork, marquetry and painted medallions.
In this salon, Frédéric Chopin composed his last Mazurka Opus 68 No. 4.