Chaumet 3-Volume Slipcase Set By Assouline Books

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Chaumet 3-Volume Slipcase Set

Chaumet, established in 1780, is one of the crown jewels of Place VendOme, the epicenter of the world of Parisian fine Jewellery. Following the French Revolution, Marie-etienne Nitot and then his son, Francois-Regnault, became official jewellers to Napoleon I and Empress Josephine, thus founding the business that grew into the luxury brand known today as Chaumet. In 1812 Nitot fils acquired an hOtel particulier on Place VendOme, becoming the first fine jeweler on the square. Throughout revolutions, economic upheavals, and two world wars, Chaumet continued to enjoy the patronage of the grand European aristocratic names while broadening its reach into the burgeoning global luxury market, finding new clients in international entrepreneurs, jet-set socials, and illustrious names from the worlds of politics and the arts. In the twenty-first century, Chaumet continues to balance its heritage of impeccable service and fine technical craftsmanship with innovative design embodying modern Parisian sophistication. Today, after more than two centuries, Chaumet is still anchored on Place VendOme, at the heart of Parisian luxury. These three Memoire volumes in a slipcase elegantly encapsulate the essence of Chaumets two centuries of creative artistry and heritage: VendOme, Birthplace of a Legend In 1812 Chaumet became the first fine jeweler on Place VendOme, and today the houses splendid hOtel particulier integrates the head offices, design studios, workshops, extensive house archives, and historical salons, including the new Musee ephemere, which presents rotating themed exhibitions, and the Salon des Diademes, displaying more than 500 detailed nickel silver maquettes of the most beautiful tiaras created since 1780. The Art of the Tiara The tiara is at the heart of Chaumets story, the symbol of its heritage as purveyor of exquisite jewels to crowned heads, and the enduring inspiration for its technical expertise and artistry. Since the first lavish tiaras created for Empress Josephine, Chaumet has continually reinvented the ancient adornment for each new age. The Nature of Chaumet Official jeweler to Napoleon I, Chaumet chose the romantic theme of flora and fauna to be a cornerstone of its creations, immortalizing leaves, flowers, and insects in precious corsage embellishments and glittering head ornaments. This ephemeral essence has become the houses signature, uniting the brands past, present, and future.

Details

  • 80 pages
  • 60 illustrations
  • English language
  • Released in July 2016
  • W 6.3 x L 8.7 x D 1.96 in
  • 3 jacketed hardcover volumes in a slipcase
  • ISBN: 9781614285311
  • 3.0 lb

About the Author

Alexis Gregory is the founder of VendOme Press, a publishing house dedicated to fine arts, music, architecture, and culture. Gregory has contributed to magazines including Vanity Fair, Conde Nast Traveler, and Town & Country, and he has written several books including The Golden Age of Travel; Families of Fortune: Life in the Gilded Age; and Private Splendor: Great Families at Home. He also wrote In the Spirit of Venice and Place VendOme for Assouline. Jewellery historian Vivienne Becker is an award-winning journalist and author based in London. A contributing editor to Financial Timess How to Spend It magazine, Becker writes for publications around the world, and lectures and broadcasts on her subject. She organized and wrote the catalog for the first major exhibition of the Jewellery of Rene Lalique, and curated Jewels of Fantasy, a traveling exhibition of twentieth-century costume Jewellery. Beckers previous books for Assouline include The Impossible Collection of Jewellery (2012), and Sevan Bicakci (2014). Fabienne Reybaud is a journalist at the French newspaper Le Figaro, where she writes a column on watches and Jewellery. Specializing in luxury since 1991, she has worked for fifteen years as a journalist for national newspapers, as well as for various international publications. Reybaud previously wrote Watches: The Ultimate Guide for Assouline.