Hôtel de Salm
One of the most beautiful 18th century Parisian townhouse is today the residence of chancellor of the Legion of Honor.
H.Chevalier restored the main limestone façade overlooking the Seine river and also the side and back facades made of plaster and lime and skim coating. The atelier also created semicircular niches to hold sculpted busts, simulated joints and moldings. H. Chevalier has also restored the two pavilions on the Rue de Lille and the limestone balustrade overlooking the Seine.
Atelier Mèriguet-Carrère was responsible for the ceilings painted on canvas and the murals of the Salon de l’Aurore and the Salon des Muses. The gilding in these rooms was also restored and the paneling restored and repainted in its original color.
After performing a stratigraphic survey facilitated by reference to historic documents, Atelier Mèriguet-Carrère also restored the decorations made of mahogany, ebony and gold leaf in the Council Room of the Order. The ceiling was removed and restored to its original décor of the heavens.