You have to visit the Musée D’Orsay when in Paris

The Musée D'Orsay, situated on the left bank of the Seine, near the Eiffel Tower

My goal is to publish new posts twice a week — Mondays and Thursdays. However, if you don’t see a new post on Thursday, it’s because I was too busy, so please look for a new one the following Monday. There will be a Friday post this week, a day later than usual.

The view on entering the museum

We just returned from a brief business trip to Paris and luckily had time to visit our favorite museum in the world (at least as of today). The Musée D’Orsay is located in what used to be a railway station, the Gare D’Orsay. The beautiful Beaux-Arts building was transformed over a nine year period from 1977 to 1986, after being saved from the wrecking ball by receiving landmark status. The result is a spectacular museum, both from the perspective of its architecture and its collections.

Hand-carved Art Nouveau library by François-Rupert Carabin

The Art Nouveau collection includes furniture, glass and ceramics, with some truly incredible objects. One of my favorites is a wonderful hand-carved wood library by the great French sculptor, François-Rupert Carabin.

Woman with Umbrella, one of the many Claude Monet paintings in the museum

The museum has a vast collection of French Impressionist paintings by Monet, Manet, Renoir, Pissarro, Degas and others. If you love Impressionism, as I do, you have to visit just to see the art. And don’t miss the breathtaking paintings by James Tissot — wow!

An amazing Tiffany Studios window of a Toulouse Lautrec painting

Convinced yet to visit Paris and the Musée D’Orsay? It’s closed on Mondays, otherwise open every day, including late on Thursday. Spend several hours and have a really great time!
The first show of our Florida show circuit starts this Friday, January 20th, with the Palm Beach Winter Antiques Show, at the Embassy Suites (formerly Crowne Plaza), 1601 Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach. Make your plans to visit us at this show or one of our other Florida shows. They’re filled with the best dealers and a fabulous array of merchandise that you won’t find anywhere else. The big bonus is the weather. The temperature has been in the 70s every day.

A really gorgeous scenic blue Gallé vase, just in

Look around my website. There are many items for sale, sold items with prices and free lessons about glass and lamps. I regularly add Tiffany vases, lamps and desk accessories, as well as French cameo glass by Galle and Daum Nancy and Louis Icart etchings. Here’s the link.