The Frick Collection - Boucher Room

Lighting Designer: Renfro Design Group                 

Date: August, 2010

Fixtures used: Custom Linear Adjustable Accenting System for Paintings & Decorative Objects

Description: The Boucher Room was previously installed on the second floor of the house as Mrs. Frick's sitting room. It was long assumed that Madame de Pompadour, mistress to King Louis XV and a great patron of the arts, commissioned the paintings in this room for her chateau at Crécy. Today The Arts and Sciencesseries is believed to have been composed in the studio of her preferred painter, François Boucher, for an unknown patron. Complementing the paintings is a distinctive group of decorative art objects: examples of Vincennes and Sèvres porcelain, including a garniture of three covered jars decorated with myrtle leaves and scenes after Teniers; the mahogany writing table by Riesener; and, to the right of the chimney piece, an elaborate dressing table by Carlin. In addition there is furniture by Louis-Noël Malle, André-Louis Gilbert, and Godefroy Dester. The paneling, chandelier, and upholstered furniture are modern.