25 quai Voltaire
At the 25 Quai Voltaire in Paris, Maison Rapin displays a selection of contemporary furniture and objects, reflection of bold artistic choices, alongside icons of the 20th century Decorative Art.
This atypical space, located in front of the Louvre, is an invitation to discover unique pieces: creations of major artists such as Robert Goossens (1927-2016), Coco Chanel’s and Yves Saint-Laurent’s faithful goldsmith, pieces from Jean Després (1889-1980) including silver tableware or jewels, and KAM TIN creations, the jewel furniture brand of unique pieces covered in gemstone cabochons.
In this unique space, Marc Bankowsky and his bronze furniture are exhibited as well, as are Roberto Giulio Rida and his vintage glass creations, and the monumental works in Chinese imperial porcelaine by the American artist Ryan Labar.
All these treasures cohabit with the sculpted paintings by the British Marc Cavell (1911-1989), major artist of the Op Art.
A prolific gallery where styles and periods collapse, creating a universe both modern and baroque.
Robert GOOSSENS Necklace made for YSL Gilded bronze H 9 x W 5,7 x D 3,3 inches H 23 x W 14,5 x D 8,5 cm France, circa 1980
Jean DESPRES Silver and jade necklace H 22,4 x W 1,7 x D 1,7 inches H 57 x W 4,5 x D 4,5 cm Signed and stamped France, circa 1950
Jean DESPRES Cup Silver plated metal Signed and stamped H 2,7 x D 4,3 inches H 7 x D 11 cm France, circa 1960
Marc BANKOWSKY Pavlova bench Patinated bronze and hand-embroidered fabric by Miguel Cisterna H 18,5 x W 47,2 x D 16,5 inches H 47 x W 120 x D 42 cm France, 2020
Jean DESPRES Pair of candlesticks in silvered metal Signed H 12,2 x D 6,7 inches H 31 x D 17 cm France, 1950
Piero FORNASETTI Tall cylindrical table lamp with polychromic medallion Metal lithography H 22,4 x D 6,3 inches H 57 x D 16 cm Italy, circa 1950
Piero FORNASETTI Mirror Venini glass and wood lithography D 11 inches D 28 cm Italy, 1950
GOOSSENS PARIS "Waterlily" table Gold plated brass legs and glass top H 22,4 x D 20 inches H 57 x D 51 cm France, 2019
Robert GOOSSENS "Waterlilies" Table Gilded bronze and glass H 18,9 x D 23,6 inches H 48 x D 60 cm France, circa 1980
Robert GOOSSENS Sculpture Rock crystal cross, amethyst, bronze pearl, gilded brass leaves, wheat and rock crystal base Made for Saint Laurent France, circa 1980
KAM TIN Pyrite cabinet Wooden structure covered with pyrite, patinated brass legs and finish Two doors, stamped "Kam Tin" H 60,4 x W 25 x D 10,6 inches H 153,5 x W 63,5 x D 27 cm France, 2015
KAM TIN Pyrite nightstand Wooden structure covered with pyrite, polished brass leg, three drawers Stamped "Kam Tin" H 18,7 x W 21,2 x D 17,7 inches H 47,5 x W 54 x D 45 cm France, 2019
Jean DESPRES Silver pendant Signature, Master's hallmark and silver hallmarkH 1,8 x W 1,0 inches H 4,6 x W 2,6 cm France, circa 1930
Jean DESPRES Silver and Onyx brooch Signature, Master's hallmark and silver hallmark H 2,1 x W 2,2 inches H 5,3 x W 5,5 cm France, circa 1930
Jean DESPRES Silver bracelet Signature, Master's hallmark and silver hallmarkH 1,1 x W 7,2 inches H 2,9 x W 18,3 cm France, circa 1940
Jean DESPRES Silver bracelet Signature, Master's hallmark and silver hallmarkH 0,9 x W 6,9 inches H 2,3 x W 17,5 cm France, circa 1940
Jean DESPRES Silver bracelet Master's hallmark and silver hallmark H 1,6 x W 7,4 inches H 4,0 x W 18,9 cmFrance, circa 1930
Jean DESPRES Silver bracelet Signature, Master's hallmark and silver hallmarkH 0,7 x W 7,3 inches H 1,9 x W 18,5 cm France, circa 1940
Marc CAVELL Untitled Plexiglass, steel and painted woodH 25.2 x L 21.3 inchesH 64 x L 54 cm France, 1971
Marc CAVELLKinetic painting Painted wood, steel blades, plexiglass Signed and dated "Cavell 73" H 22.6 x L 19.7 x W 2.8 inches H 57.5 x L 50 x W 7 cm France, 1973
Marc CAVELL "Blue Sinusoid" Kinetic painting Steel blades on painted wood Signed and dated H 39.4 x L 31.5 x W 1.2 inchesH 100 x L 80 x W 3 cm France, circa 1970