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ID: 500034087
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500034087

 
Record Type: Corporate Body
Savonnerie Manufactory (French carpet factory, active from 1627 to the present)

Note: Named for its location in a former soap works (savon mean soap in French), the factory produced primarily for the royal family of Henry IV. The carpets produced were constructed of a fine, close wool pile of approximately ninety knots per square inch, and works, in addition to floor and table covers, included folding screens, wall-hangings, and copies of oil paintings.. Carpet factory established under Henri IV, King of France. Pierre Dupont obtained license to manufacture in 1608 under the Galeries du Louvre in Paris, and in 1627 with Simon Lourdet obtained an 18 year concession for carpet production in a former soap works in Paris, called the Savonnerie. The Savonnerie was joined with the Gobelins tapestry manufactory in 1825. Carpet production continues today.

Names:
Savonnerie Manufactory (preferred,V,index)
Savonnerie manufactory (V)
Savonnerie (V)
Savonnerie, the (V)

Nationalities:
French (preferred)
Parisian

Roles:
manufactory (preferred)
artists
corporation
corporate body
workshop

Gender: not applicable

Start and End Places:
Start:  Paris (Île-de-France, France) (inhabited place)

Events:
location:   Paris (Île-de-France, France) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
patron was ....  Henry IV, King of France  
..................  (French king, 1553-1610) [500122324]
patron was ....  Louis XIV, King of France  
..................  (French king, 1638-1715) [500122256]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Corporate Bodies
 ........  Savonnerie Manufactory (I)

Biographies:
(French carpet factory, active from 1627 to the present) ..... [VP Preferred]
(French carpet manufactory, established 1627, located in Paris) ..... [VP]
(French carpet manufactory, active from 1627) ..... [VP]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Savonnerie ........ [VP]
.......................  Getty Museum, Authority file (2003-)
.......................  Grove Art Online (2008-) accessed 18 May 2009
Savonnerie Manufactory ........ [VP Preferred]
..............................................  Getty Museum, Authority file (2003-)
..............................................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
Savonnerie manufactory ........ [VP]
.............................................  Philadelphia Museum of Art, Handbook of the Collections (1995) 134-135
Savonnerie, the ........ [VP]
...............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

Subject: ........ [VP]
....................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) 15 March 2005
....................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
....................  Philadelphia Museum of Art, Handbook of the Collections (1995) 134-135
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
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