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Hôtel de la Marine, Paris

(continuer en français)

In the Age of Enlightenment, the discussion of ideas led to a growing interest in meetings in salons where artists and scientists could make themselves known. Famous people had to hold salons and invite the best participants. The furnishings were tasteful, designed to please and to be comfortable. Styles evolved rapidly, with each major reign or political period resulting in different shapes and designs.

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