Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection


The Château d’Écouen, in Écouen, north of Paris which today houses the National Museum of the Renaissance (opened in 1982) was built between 1538 and 1555 as commanded by Anne de Montmorency, an extremely wealthy and influential advisor to François the First, king of France. Today, as well as offering the opportunity to observe this impressive example of 16th century architecture, the museum displays collections of the Musée de Cluny comprising Renaissance objects including paintings, sculpture, textiles, furniture, metalwork and glass.

The glass collection is excellent, comprising mainly Venetian, Facon de Venise, and Spanish examples from the 16th and 17th Centuries. Click on the pictures to enlarge them and use Esc to get back to this page.

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