Friday, January 13, 2017

Friday 13 January - Musee Nissim de Camondo

The Musee Nissim de Comondo is an extension of the Musee des Arts Decoratifs and we had admission as part of the entrance fee yesterday.  It is in a large house close to Monceau Parc.  The house was built with many of the then new modern conveniences such as forced air ventilation and an air operated elevator. It houses a vast collection of items although it was used as a wealthy family residence until it was donated to the state.


Servants dining room

First floor

Library first floor

Formal garden which backs on to Monceau Parc


Dining room

Dining table
The dinner ware was amazing.  The owner had purchased a number of prints of birds which were then reproduced on the plates and bowls etc.  Each one was different - made at Sevres.
Dining room

Drawing room

The exhibition was good although the house seems to have been neglected somewhat and is in need of a good dusting and a coat of paint. A big advantage, however, was that we were not rushed nor overwhelmed as at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs yesterday.

We walked across Monceau Park which was glorious in the low winter light and caught the metro to Porte Maillot for lunch at Le Relais de Venise.  There were only a few lining up to get in and the restaurant did not become full until we were nearly finished.
At Saint-Lazare this evening 17075 was used on a push-pull commuter train

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