Museum François Duesberg

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Museum François Duesberg was opened on 21 September 1994 and is devoted to decorative arts from the period 1775 to 1825.[1][2] The museum is located in Mons (Hainaut) opposite the collegiate Saint Waltrude Church in the former buildings of the National Bank of Belgium. It houses a large collection of objects in perfect condition:[3] it has a prestigious collection of clocks and mantel clocks, exceptional gilded French bronzes, porcelain (mainly from Paris and Brussels), pottery, jewelry (including the famous Mons-punch), and numerous items of similar quality.

It was founded by François Duesberg and his wife Betty whose collections focus on the periods of Louis XVI, that of Charles X of France and of the First French Empire under Napoleon.



  1. ^ François Duesberg (baron), Catalogue du musée François Duesberg: arts décoratifs 1775-1825, published by the author, Bruxelles, 2005, 2nde édition, 110 p.
  2. ^ cited as the "bible of collectors" in La Gazette de l’Hôtel Drouot, Hebdomadaire, Le temps sauvage/Au cœur d’une collection, Stéphanie Perris-Delmas, Paris, n°42, 5 décembre 2008
  3. ^ Jean Hautepierre, Le Musée François Duesberg : haut lieu trop méconnu de l’orfèvrerie d’art, La revue indépendante, 171ème année, n° 332,janvier, févier, mars 2012, Paris.

Coordinates: 50°27′15″N 3°56′46″E / 50.45417°N 3.94611°E / 50.45417; 3.94611