Decorative arts

The Hôtel de Cabrières-Sabatier d’Espeyran houses the Musée Fabre decorative arts department. Bequeathed by Madame Frédéric Sabatier d'Espeyran in 1967, it is a unique testimony of bourgeois society in Montpellier in the second half of the nineteenth century. The structure of the building and the first floor decoration that still remains show the everyday habits of a family of notables.

The period rooms on the first floor bring to life Count Despous de Paul's reception rooms, setting up a close link with the works displayed and a period, restoring the authenticity of the mansion.

The presentation and arrangement of the furniture and objets d'art on the second floor form sets of furniture with coherent styles and chronology running from the Regency to the beginning of the nineteenth century.

On the ground floor, the Musée Fabre's collection of ceramics and silverware formed by donations, bequests, loans or purchases today totals nearly 500 items. Recent acquisitions of Languedoc faience and silverware make the collection a reference in southern French art and design.

Salles Cavalier

Ground Floor : The Cavalier Rooms

In the ground floor rooms where the commons of the mansion used to be, contemporary display cabinets contain...

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Salles Despous de Paul

First Floor : The Despous de Paul Rooms

The first floor of the mansion, dating from 1874 to 1875, was the quarters of the Count and...

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Salles Sabatier d'Espeyran

Secound Floor : The Sabatier d'Espeyran Rooms

The second floor of the mansion is decorated with fine eighteenth century furniture. The furniture and objets d’art...

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