01 February 2018

Gouaches of tiaras, Chaumet at the Salon du dessin

In the 1980s, Chaumet became one of the first jewelry houses to showcase its own brand heritage. The brand now boasts an extremely rich collection of jewelry, glass plates, order books, invoices and some 80,000 drawings, covering more than two hundred years of history. Thirty-eight of these, based on its favourite theme – the tiara – will be exhibited at the Salon du dessin. A chance to explore the brand’s prestigious clients and its changing styles from the Empire to the present day.

Salon du dessin from 23rd to 26th March 2018 at the Palais Brongniart, Paris

  • Joseph Chaumet - Studies of tiaras, branch of mistletoe and oak leaf - Graphite pencil, gouache and lavis on cardboard - Ca. 1910

  • Joseph Chaumet - Tiara-egret for Gertrude Vanderbilt - Graphite pencil, Indian ink, ink wash and watercolor - 1908

  • Joseph Chaumet - Ten egret crescent projects - Graphite pencil, lavis and gouache on tracing paper - Ca. 1885

  • Joseph Chaumet - Egyptian-inspired diadem projects - Graphite pencil, gouache on cardboard - Ca. 1915

  • F.-R. Nitot - Headband for Empress Marie-Louise - Ink, traces of black chalk on laid paper - 1811

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