Modern restoration of a seventeenth-century Parisian salon

An illustration (after Boucher) of Molière's satire on contemporary salons, Les Preécieuses Ridicules

An illustration (after Boucher) of Molière's satire on contemporary salons, Les Preécieuses Ridicules

Madame Geoffrin's Salon in the 1750s, painted by Anicet Charles Gabriel Lemonnie

Madame Geoffrin's Salon in the 1750s, painted by Anicet Charles Gabriel Lemonnie