The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco present an unparalleled collection of decorative arts from the Musée du Louvre, Paris, including some of the most exquisite treasures of the French monarchy from the time of Louis XIV until the Revolution of 1789.
Exhibition organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco with the exceptional collaboration of the Musée du Louvre.
Cynthia Fry Gunn and John A. Gunn
San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums
Mr. and Mrs. Adolphus Andrews, Jr.
Richard B. Gump Trust
Mr. and Mrs. William Hamilton
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin C. Lynch
The catalogue is published with the assistance of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Endowment for Publications.
L: Portrait of Louis XIV, 17th century. Goldsmith-jeweler: Laurent Tessier Montarsy (?–1684). Miniature painting, silver, and diamond. Inv.: OA12280. Photo: Jean-Gilles Berizzi. C: Agate ewer. Paris, c. 1650. Enamelled gold mount. Entered the collection of Louis XIV before 1673. Inv.: MR231. Photo: Jean-Gilles Berizzi. R: Bust of Marie-Antoinette. Commissioned by Prince Alexandre Kourakine. 1782. Hard-paste porcelain. Inv.: OA10898. Photo: Peter Harholdt.