A faithful rendition
Following its intervention in the Egyptian Room of the Hôtel de Beauharnais, Phelippeau was commissioned by Benjamin Mouton, Chief Architect of the Monuments Historiques, and M+O Architectes du Patrimoine, to participate in the restoration of the embassy's decor.
The archival data and the soundings provided sufficiently precise indications to allow the Phelippeau workshop to faithfully restore the early 19th century decor in the Empire style.
In the continuity of the restoration campaigns it has carried out in recent years, Maison Phelippeau has removed the fabrics lining the walls as well as the curtains and created a new model in amaranth-colored woollen cloth, according to the 1817 inventory, for the wall hangings, curtains, valance and spiral tie of the chandelier.
The Phelippeau workshop also created a new model of Declercq braids and trimmings, including bangs, in silk and fine silver as well as white muslin curtains. Finally, the House has made and installed curtains, valances and sheers, including drapes, trimmings and tiebacks.