Large Reception Room, Napoléon III Appartments
The collections in the Department of Objets d'Art include furniture,
tapestries, ivories, gold and silver items, jewellery, glass, faience and
porcelain, small bronzes, dating from the end of the Antique period to the
middle of the XIXth century.
They are to be found in the Richelieu Wing (Middle Ages, Renaissance, XIXth century), Sully Wing (XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries), and Denon Wing (in the Galerie d'Apollon, where the Crown Jewels of France are housed).
The new rooms on the first floor of the Richelieu Wing have enabled an unprecedented rearrangement of the collections and improved presentation of works, such as the series of twelve tapestries of the "Hunts of Maximilian" (1531-1533), or that of the objects from the Middle Ages since the Byzantine period.
In addition all the apartments from the time of Napoléon III, which are quite unique in Paris, and whose décor was retained in its original state in the former Finance Ministry which occupied the Richelieu Wing, will henceforth form part of the Department of Objets d'Art.