When, a few years after the French Revolution, the artists of the Salon are seized by a passion for the medieval past, the critics invent a word that will have an important destiny : the Troubadour style.
Crossing the Neo-Gothic and Neo-Renaissance styles, the Troubadour style characterizes all decorations inspired by History as well as legends, that immerse us in scenes from a dreamy past. From Vercingetorix to Francis I, passing through a horde of medieval knights and king’s jesters, the Troubadour style infiltrates all the daily objects, fearing no anachronism nor any mix.
It particularly develops under the Restoration, favored by the Duchess of Berry and the Countess of Osmond, and will gain popularity until the end of the century. The Troubadour style thus formed the taste of major art figures, such as the Count of Nieuwerkerke, Viollet-le-Duc or Gusatve Doré.
Discover our selection of Troubadour style antiques :