The events of the Léage gallery
EXHIBITION STORIES OF SILK
November 24, 2022 - January 14, 2023
Fervent admirer of the dialogue between technical know-how, tradition and heritage, the Galerie Léage has invited the Maison Prelle to exhibit within its walls. These two firms, ambassadors of French luxury and refinement, regularly work together: this is how the idea was born to highlight the creations of the Prelle manufactory since the 18th century. Echoing the gallery's 18th century furniture and art objects, the exhibition presents a mix of cardboards, antique fabrics, sample books and modern weavings. Enriched by successive generations, the precious archives of the Prelle manufactory constitute today the memory of the company. Its exceptional presentation allows us to better understand how the 18th century continues to live and inspire.
THE GENIUS OF MODELS EXHIBITION
Septembre, 29 - November 12, 2022
Wooden and plaster memories of decors that have often disappeared, the models are objects of curiosity as well as objects of study. This Fall, the Galerie Léage is hosting an important collection of models assembled by the Maison Féau. Reproducing in miniature historical decors such as that of the room of the Comte d’Artois at the Château de Bagatelle, or the bathroom of Mlle Dervieux in her Parisian mansion, they keep the memory of the interiors in which furniture and art objects of exception, such as those visible at the Galerie Léage, were arranged.
NOCTURNE RIVE DROITE - Signing of Daniel Alcouffe
September 14, 2022
The Nocturne Rive Droite, an event gathering about 40 galleries of the 8th arrondissement, is back this year in September. Many galleries will open their doors to the curious and collectors, from 5pm to 11pm.
As part of this event, Guillaume Léage invites the curator and art historian Daniel Alcouffe for the signing of his book Antoine Robert Gaudreaus, ébéniste du roi Louis XV. Come and meet him from 6 to 9 pm in the gallery's salons, and discover our latest acquisitions.
25th - 30th June 2022
It is a great pleasure for us to announce our participation at the 35th-anniversary edition of the TEFAF Maastricht.
Once again associated with FÉAU BOISERIES, the Galerie Léage is putting this year in the spotlight Regence and Neoclassicism through a selection of exceptional pieces.
We look forward to seeing you at stand 207!
12th May - 11th June 2022
The Léage gallery invites Patrick Hourcade to exhibit in its walls. He transports us into the dreamlike world of nocturnal Versailles, where shapes and colors melt into a deep and mysterious black. Playing on reflections and perspective effects, the photographer captures the secret and silent moments of a royal castle abandoned by its visitors. These photographs are matched by the furniture and art objects, which also evoke the splendor of 18th century palaces.
JEAN DUBUFFET (1901-1985)
22nd October – 11th December 2021
Guillaume Léage and Daniel Gervis are pleased to present the exhibition “Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985)”. The exhibition offers a unique dialogue between paintings and sculptures by Jean Dubuffet and the 18th century furniture and objets d’art of the Galerie Léage.
THE WRIGHTSMAN TASTE
9 - 13 of September 2021
On the occasion of the TEFAF Online, we invite you to discover a collection of pieces, characteristic of the Neoclassical style, adorned of pastoral motif such as pinecones, vine grapes or water leaves. United by a singular thematic, “The Wrightsman taste”, from the name of the couple, Charles and Jayne Wrightsman, who donated this collection, our pieces have a similar example at the Metropolitan Museum of New York.
15th of September – 16th of October 2021
Guillaume Léage and Guillaume Féau have the plaisure to present you the exhibition “Petits Appartements”. Through different atmosphere, combining exceptional furniture and woodwork, the different salons of the Galerie Léage invite you in the spirit of refinement and confidence of the 18th century. The exhibition will this be an occasion for the visitors to traval in the intimacy and the confort of the period.
RENCONTRE DE MAÎTRES
October 16 - November 7, 2020
Galerie Léage and Galerie De Jonckeere invite you to meet the works of the masters of Flemish painting - Lucas Cranach, Pieter Brueghel the Younger and Jan Brueghel the Elder, Johannes Bosschaert - with the creations of the best cabinetmakers of the 18th century, including Jean-Henri Riesener, Georges Jacob and Bernard van Riesenburgh, as well as the innovative dialogue between these works and the contemporary creations of Damien Hirst, Lucio Fontana and Enrico Castellani.
LA BIENNALE PARIS
September 24 - October 8, 2020
We invite you to discover at Galerie Léage our selection of two emblematic and characteristic works of our specialty, furniture and objets d’art from the 18th century.
Biennale des Antiquaires
The gallery has participated in the Biennale des Antiquaires at the Grand Palais since 1978, where the quality and beauty of its stands with its spectacular wood paneling has been regularly acclaimed by visitors and the press.
Today, with its stands, the Galerie Léage wishes to highlight the harmonious dialogue of the 18th century with the contemporary integrating metallic panels within 18th century wood panels, as well as tainted black and silver parquet.
Some contemporary artworks are placed amongst Louis XV and Louis XVI furniture and objets d’art.
The Galerie Léage participates in the TEFAF of Maastricht since 2019 in which it presents its furniture of exception in 18th century decors and is renowned for its spectacular stands.
Brafa Art Fair
In 2015 and 2016, the Galerie Léage participated in BRAFA Art Fair, presenting furniture and objets d’art in an original presentation: refined atmosphere, light effects, underlined with graphic games of sober and contemporaneous style. Furniture and objets d’art on podiums and shelves appear as artworks in their own right.
Nocturne Rive Droite
Galerie Léage co-organises the annual Nocturne Rive Droite, federating galleries and antiques dealers in the area around rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré and avenue Matignon. This evening event presents special exhibitions and show openings to an enchanted public.
As well as fairs and exhibitions, the Galerie Léage has the honour to invite each year, historians, writers, decorators, for a book signing.
Hence, we count amongst our guests, Jacques Garcia in 2014 forVingts ans de passion, le château du champ de Bataille, Franck Ferrand in 2015 for Dictionnaire Amoureux de Versailles, in 2016 Alexandre de Vogüé, co-owner of the château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, for Un jour à Vaux-le-Vicomte, in 2018 Jean des Cars Le Hâmeau de la Reine and Alexandra Maral Les Femmes de Versaillles and in 2019, Jean-Christian Petitfils for Les énigmes de l’histoire de France. In 2020, the Galerie Léage received four co-authors for the book Versailles disparu de Louis XIV, Alexandre Maral, Sophie Mouquin, Matthieu Lett and Vivien Richard.