What did Fiske Kimball have to do with Louis XV furniture?

Sidney Fiske Kimball was one of the most important figures in American architecture and architectural preservation. As director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, he oversaw the construction of its current building and expanded its collections significantly. He also played a leading role in the restoration of Monticello and Stratford Hall Plantation in Virginia. TheContinue reading “What did Fiske Kimball have to do with Louis XV furniture?”

Construction of the Mont Saint Michel from 1600 to 1900.

The new inhabitants of Mont Saint-Michel kept the buildings from going to ruin but they do not seem to have taken any great care to keep them intact. In 1627, they built a windmill on the bastion Gabriel and made many interior changes. Many marks of their dissensions are unfortunately visible and but few of their works are to be found now.