Thursday, April 7, 2011

L'Ebeniste



This area of Paris is full of cabinet-makers and of those who repair fine antique pieces. I have a friend in Nogent sur Marne (Paris suburb) whose father was a well-known ebeniste and I took this photo for her.

This ebeniste certainly selected an elegant rich color for his atelier, n'est-ce pas?

Didier Maulet
38 rue Traversière

22 comments:

martinealison said...

C'est un peu la clinique des meubles... mais une clinique où il fait bon errer...
Belle devanture... J'aime la publicité du chocolat Menier, cela me rappelle mon enfance... à présent c'est Nestlé qui a repris l'affaire...
Bisous

Richard said...

Tu as raison, Genie, la couleur de la boutique a été très bien choisie. L'enseigne, aussi.
C'est très "classe".
Bonne journée!

Cezar and Léia said...

I think this professional is a kind of artist as well!
Léia

Julie said...

I like this style of shop facade, Genie. It does not really matter (not to me) what trade the shop is involved in. I have a few in my ocllection now. Two more that I noticed yesterday down on Rue Bac that I wish to add to my collection. Then shall prepare a post.

I think there is a post awaiting too on the use of colour in the retail street-scape. Such an exciting thing just to walk the streets. One never knows what is around the next corner.

This is Belgium said...

Plenty of things to visit on my next trip to Paris.. if I want to see everything you spotted, I will never be able to return to Brussels !
have a wonderful day, sun is shining here at 100 miles per hour!

biebkriebels said...

It is a very beautiful colour indeed.

M said...

Oui, j'aime le bleu! It is so nice to see the unique shop facades ... Much better than strip centers! P-4!

Tena Russ said...

Fabulous, eye-popping color.

Halcyon said...

If only I had some furniture that needed restoration. :)

Virginia said...

Julie is right, in Paris you never know what wonderful little place is around the corner.
V

Jack said...

Genie, once again you have caught a lovely bit of Paris. This is a simple but beautiful place. The blue is the color of the shutters on my house.

Malyss said...

I like the sign (enseigne) on the left!

Loree said...

Paris has such pretty shop fronts. I was fascinated by them.

Starman said...

I love the hanging sign.

Alexa said...

It definitely takes a special kind of skill to do what M. Maulet does. I was struck by all the beautiful shades of blue I saw in Paris (mostly on shop fronts and doors)— and such rich saturated hues, like this.

debbie in toronto said...

love that blue..want it for my front door....

Sailor said...

Beautiful Picture!

Clueless in Boston said...

Very nice storefront. Interestingly, I posted a photo of old period doorknobs in the window of a hardware store that specializes in restorations.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

martine -- Ah, le nom "Menier" et les chocolats de Noisiel. C'est la même famille de Château de Chenonceau... je crois?

Richard -- Merci à toi, mon ami!

Léia -- When you see the work that they do, whether creating or repairing we would agree that they are artists.

Julie -- You are so right about the surprises just around every corner... enjoy your time...hope to see you soon!

Belgium -- Oh, you have shown how lovely your Brussels is. There is a treasure in every city!

biebkriebels -- I love this intense secondary color also..

M -- P-4 indeed... must think about packing - hah!

Tena -- merci, mon amie!

Halcyon -- I should have taken a photo through the window... There are several of these ateliers on the street

Virginia -- Bien sûr, mon amie!

Jack -- I love this color and although it is a neutral, quite intense

Malyss -- I do too. Did you notice the replica of the old chocolate factory poster "Menier" in the window?

Loree -- Me too, my friend. I love the lacy looking ironwork on the windows above the atelier.

Starman -- I do also with the craftsman on the manual-powered lathe (?)

Alexa -- Paris loves its blues for sure... so many different shades in that palette

debbie -- I bet that a local store could whip it up. I always like the idea of a painted door as it is almost like getting a new pair of shoes for your house!

Sailor -- Merci

Clueless -- I have just been over to your post and it just shows that great minds think alike! Love all of those "boutons de porte!"

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

J´adore le bleu de ce magasin!

Randy said...

I love that shade of blue.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

As a painter I feel I should know this... but I wonder what 'name' this blue has? Sort of a...Pthalo with a touch of red... but what name? I'm going to investigate!