You can travel to 18th century Paris via this Getty Museum exhibition, that "brings together a wide variety of objects from candlesticks and firedogs, to furniture and clocks, dressing gowns and jewelry, musical instruments and games all from elite society in Paris, the fashion and cultural epicenter of Europe at the time." An interactive feature of the website allows visitors to explore the objects that might be found in a gentleman's study, such as an inkstand and paperweights, or a globe, and learn more about their owner, Gabriel Bernard de Rieux. This gentleman lived from 1687-1745, part of a wealthy banking family and member of the Parlement de Paris. A slideshow, "Morning, noon, and night in an 18th-century Parisian household" uses artifacts to illustrate the schedule in a well-to-do Parisian household, from la toiletteto bedtime.


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