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The Museum of decorative arts and design: photos, description (Musee des Arts decoratifs et du Design de Bordeaux)

The Museum of decorative arts and design is one of the many museums in the French city of Bordeaux, located in the South-West of the country in the Aquitaine region. Founded in the V century BC, this city for a long time in the middle Ages belonged to the English kings of the Plantagenet dynasty and enjoyed various privileges granted to him by the English crown. However, after the hundred years ' war, Aquitaine returned to the French, and the city for some time has lost its meaning. Bordeaux managed to regain its lost positions in the XVIII century with the development of Maritime trade with America. In 1746 it was decided to rebuild the city in a classic style.

The building, which now houses the Museum, refers to roughly the same period in the city's history. It was built in 1779 specifically for the French parliamentarian Lalande was named in his honor mansion Lalande. During the French revolution the building passed from hand to hand, we can say, at the speed of light - its the owners that raised it, on the contrary, fell into disgrace, and some even were quite prepared for the unenviable fate - they were executed on the guillotine. In 1878, the mansion became the property of municipality, first it housed a police station, and in 1925 there was a first Museum. Officially, the Museum of decorative-applied art was opened on 2 July 1955, but in his new collection includes many exhibits from the previous museums.

In the Museum are items of French decorative art: miniatures, prints, graceful figurines, tableware, ceramics, jewelry and furniture of the XVIII-XIX centuries. Many art works made by local craftsmen, notably the articles of pottery and porcelain. Dominated by two styles - the Regency and Rococo, characterized by its wealth and splendor.