Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Interior: Féau & Cie Boiserie

The incredible beauty of decorative woodwork.

This respected and well-recognized firm dates back to 1875, when C. Fournier enjoyed collaborations with a number of distinguished architects—on buildings such as: the Palais Rose, located in Paris, and the Villa Ephrusi for Rothschild at St Jean Cap Ferrat...

It was in 1919 with D. Greloux, that they continued their work in the pure French 18th century style, contributing to the New York World Fair in 1939 and the very first manifestations of French Art Deco in Paris. Joël Féau joined the firm afterward, "and continued this activity and considerably enlarged the collection of period documents, as well as taking part in the first Biennales des Antiquaires et des Décorateurs in Paris." Today, the beautiful decorative woodwork can be viewed at the Metropolitan Museum in New York and also at the Getty Museum. Additionally (more recently), they are working on projects across the globe—from Chicago to Tokyo.

Isn't the work heavenly? At the very top, we see an example of one of their watercolors (with more here), and below, just a sampling of their many accomplishments.

Images & Quote: Féau & Cie Boiserie | originally discovered via World of Interiors magazine


  1. Beautiful details! I wish that kind of craftsmanship was still around today...

  2. The craftsmanship in these works! When I see this kind of interiors as well as some old architecture, I realize how much of this art has been lost over the years.

  3. How lovely! The details and the craftsmanship are so incredibly beautiful xx

  4. As I've always said, it's ALL in the details. Sending love, Sarah...

  5. Absolutely breathtaking...oh how I would love to be surrounded by details this intricate each day. Regarding your comment, I didn't realize you lived so close to Seattle! Oh, how I wish I knew -- would have loved to meet with you!! My parents live in Seattle, so next time I visit them, perhaps we can plan something...would be so lovely!


  6. What a dreamy house... That molding! And I can't get over the bathroom and kitchen... So grandiose and glamorous.

  7. My favorite is some of the work that reminds me of Wedgewood Jasperware.


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