Manufacture Jacquemart & Bénard
Diary 2020, size 11 X 18 cm. 87 pages. One face per week. Additional sections : Birthday dates/ Notes/ Contacts.The diary displays parts from decorative wallpapers created in the 18th and 19th centuries. On the front cover, "Diamond-shaped Lozenges" (1799), on the spine "stylized leaves in pyramid" (1803) from the Jacquemart & Bénard manufacturers. On the back cover, "Caning" (1799), from the Simon manufacturer.
Collection from la Bibliothèque Nationale de France
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In 1791, the Paris Manufacture Jacquemart & Bénard succeeded the Manufacture Révéillon destroyed by the Revolutionaries in April 1789. Therefore and until 1809, the Jacquemart & Bénard manufacture will be renowned throughout Europe. Very creative, it produces more than a hundred models of wallpaper every year. It is especially good at reproducing plant-like motives as well as light and diaphanous fabrics according to the fashion launched by Queen Marie-Antoinette (embroideries, trimmings, ribbons, lace, festoons of precious stones, pleats, draperies, texture effects…). Not only the Manufacture takes part in the decoration of public buildings, but it is also involved in official ceremonies. For example, it was commissioned by the Convention Government to decorate the Palais des Tuileries.