Thursday, February 16, 2006

Musee Nissim de Cammando

These are a few of my favorite things....

Gorgeous furniture, objets, paintings, porcelain, things......

The Musee Nissim de Cammando is a collection in a private home built by Moises Cammando - a man of exquisite taste, a patient discerning collector, and a man whose love of a few particular decades of the 18th century has left us this incredible vision.

The Museum is named for his son - killed in the last days of World War I.

After Nissim's death, Moises devoted himself to this collection, planning to leave it to the nation.
His daughter, Beatrice, her husband and two children died in Auschwitz.

The building, by Rene Sergent, is based on the Petite Trianon.

It's a magical place, exquisite, perfect and very poignant.





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