Records of the Paris-based interior
design firm, including ledgers, stock books, furniture designs, correspondence, photographs,
fabric samples, drawings, and business records for the firms' Paris, London, New York, and
Buenos Aires offices.
The Carlhian family operated a leading Paris-based interior design firm that specialized in
interiors in the French eighteenth-century style. The firm's foundation is traced back to
1867, when Anatole Carlhian and his brother-in-law, Albert Dujardin-Beaumetz, founded the
export commission business Carlhian & Beaumetz located in Paris at 30, rue Beaurepaire,
close to the place de la République. The firm initially made purchases on behalf of its
clients and later specialized in reproductions of period French furniture. The London dealer
Duveen Brothers became an important client, using Carlhian & Beaumetz as an intermediary
for its dealings in the French market not involving fine art and antique objects. Duveen
Brothers also recommended Carlhian & Beaumetz to the future king of England Edward VII
as designers for the thrones for his coronation ceremonies.
1331.62 Linear Feet
(837 boxes, 627 flatfile folders, 86 rolls)
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