The unusual art gallery Galerie Chevalier is located in the prestigious Carré Rive Gauche district of Paris. There are many antique shops and art galleries in the vicinity of the house on the Voltaire embankment, but none of them can offer visitors the same variety of carpets and tapestries.
The opening of the Galerie Chevalier took place in 1980 at the initiative of artistic weaving experts Dominique Chevalier and his wife Nicole de Pacis Chevalier. Its creation was a logical development of the family business started by Domenic's grandfather. Since 1917, the Chevalier family owned a workshop for the restoration of carpets and tapestries, which by the end of the 20th century became a specialized art gallery.
At the beginning of the 21st century representatives of the fourth generation of the Chevalier family stood at the leadership of Galerie Chevalier. Amélie-Margot Chevalier and Celine Letissier are now defining the overall direction and art policy of the gallery. Its founders strive to preserve the magnificent examples of textile art of past centuries and give a new impetus to the development of modern carpet weaving.
Exhibitions are regularly held in the halls of the gallery, where modern works of decorative and applied art are widely presented. Charles Lazet, Marcel Maroua, Aurel Matigo, Daniel Riberzani, John E. Rees, Sandrine Persil took part in the exhibition shows organized within its walls.
Carpets with abstract designs were presented at the personal exhibition of the French artist Françoise Parisant. Along with traditional materials, she uses plastic, paper and canvas in her work. Using additionally acrylic dyes F. Parissant achieves special artistic expressiveness.
On the vernissages held here, visitors to the gallery can get an idea of the French and national traditions of artistic weaving of other European nations. Oriental samples of artistic textiles and, first of all, legendary Persian carpets occupy a prominent place in the exposition.
The gallery cooperates with museum specialists from many European countries, interior designers and owners of private collections of tapestries and carpets. She is constantly active in the Paris International Biennale of Antiques, New York Fine Art and Antiques, BRAFA in Brussels and TEFAF Maastricht.
Address: 17 Quai Voltaire, Paris 75007
Phone: + 33 1 42 60 72 68
RER train: Gare Musée d'Orsay
Bus: Pont Royal - Quai Voltaire, Pont du Carrousel - Quai Voltaire
Hours: 10: 00-19: 00