The Legion of Honor Unveils Restored Salon Doré at 18th Century SoiréeContributor: Swinerton Blogger | April 09, 2014
Swinerton celebrated the grand opening Saturday of the newly restored Salon Doré at the Legion of Honor, a member of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and a long-term repeat client. The ornate reception room, originally built during the 18th century reign of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, had been damaged and undergone metamorphosis after being dismantled and reassembled six times over the centuries. Working alongside art conservationists, Swinerton’s project team helped return the room to its original splendor and configuration when it was part of the opulent Hôtel de La Trémoille in Paris.
Guests at the grand re-opening were transported in time to the eve of the French Revolution, greeted by docents dressed in 18th century ensembles before touring the newly refurbished salon. The all-day celebration included a symposium on the fascinating history of the room and its long journey to its current home.
-By Madigan Talmage-Bowers