150,000 works dating from the Middle Ages to the present day cover all aspects of artistic creation in every field of the decorative arts, from furniture and precious metalwork to ceramics, glass, jewellery and wallpaper, but also drawings, toys and an exceptional donation of works are presented by curators specialised in their respective fields. From page to page you will discover chairs, wardrobes, drinking glasses, vases, screens, scenic wallpapers, lamps, jewellery that are both beautiful and useful, prestigious yet for everyday use.
And of course there are the works for which the museum is renowned, such as the Jeanne Lanvin's bathroom, and a selection of the finest pieces acquired over recent years. Each masterpiece is reproduced full-page to fully show the beauty of its materials and the refinement of its execution. This book is a magnificent introduction to the history of decorative art for all the publics.