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The woodwork (boiserie) of the Chinese cabinet of the hôtel du duc de Richelieu (Musée Carnavalet) The hôtel du duc de Richelieu in Place Royale (now Place des Vosges) housed in the eighteenth century a bureau whose walls were completely covered with designs of Chinese inspiration, illustrating the pronounced taste of the West at that time for « chinoiserie » picturesque subjects depicting the panorama of an imaginary Orient.

The woodwork (boiserie) of the Chinese cabinet of the hôtel du duc de Richelieu (Musée Carnavalet) The hôtel du duc de Richelieu in Place Royale (now Place des Vosges) housed in the eighteenth century a bureau whose walls were completely covered with.

Portrait of actress and courtesan Geneviève Lanthelme by Giovanni Boldini, 1907

Giovanni Boldini - Mademoiselle Lanthelme, - 1907 : : : Geneviève "Ginette" Lantelme was a French actress, socialite and courtesan, best known as the mistress of Alfred Edwards, from whose yacht she fell to her death in July