Venetian room

Cultural Heritage Restoration

G I L D I N G  A N D  R E S T O R A T I O N 

Built at the dawn of the twentieth century, at 972 Fifth Avenue in New York, for one of the largest fortunes in the United States, the Payne Whitney Mansion is reported from its construction as a major work of the architect Stanford White. It was acquired in 1952 by the French government to install the Cultural Services of its embassy. The Venetian Room is the visitor’s waiting room and is considered one of the masterpieces of New York’s Gilded Age.

The mirrors lining its walls are held by carefully sculpted parecloses. The whole is gilded and crowned with a voussure in brass carving in which file a decoration of flowers in porcelain.

This decor, dismantled in 1949 and reinstalled in 1997, has been entirely restored by the Atelier de Ricou.

After the Venetian Room, the Atelier de Ricou will take care of the renovation of the Ball Room of the French Embassy cultural services. After responding to the tender, their project was selected.


Atelier de Ricou


Cultural Heritage Restoration


Gilding and Restoration