Stand 29

10, rue de Louvois, 75002 Paris
Phone: +33 (0)1 42 96 81 49

A specialist in the framing of art works for more than 25 years, in his gallery Antoine Béchet possesses a wide choice of frames from the 15th to the 19th centuries, the memory of the skill of the craftsmen of the past.

In his workshops, he perpetuates this tradition with his team. A cabinet-maker/sculptor, a cabinet-maker gild and marquetry specialist, a gilt specialist and three frame-makers ply their talents to showcase paintings and drawings.

This savoir-faire has allowed him to foster the loyalty of a clientele composed of professionals and major collectors, including public and private institutions all over the world.  In November 2017 they were awarded with the label ‘Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant’ (EPV) which is a mark of recognition of the French State, to reward French firms for the excellence of their traditional and industrial know-how.

ANTOINE BECHET, French Louis XIV collection frame, c.1710
French Louis XIV collection frame, c.1710
Of carved and gilt oak with foliate scrolls and strapwork, fleurons, shells centres and acanthus corners on a cross-hatched and punched ground.
Attributed to Jules Degoullons (c.1671–1738).

Antoine BECHET, French Renaissance frame
French Renaissance frame, c.1530
Of carved in low-relief and partly mordant gilt oak, with candelabra, scrolling foliage, volutes, fleurons, rosettes and a winged cherub head (against a red-brown ground).
The ornementation of this frame reminds one of some window frames from the castle of Beaugency.




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