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"Le retour du Père Noël" the exhibit

This seasonal exhibit presents the reproduction of 19th Century Father Christmas figures by Two Sisters Studios, from Toronto, Canada. Their work is exhibited for the first time in Paris. All the item will be sold at the end of the exhibit.

The characters presented have been made from a collection of original and rare German molds of St. Nicholas dating from 1870-1920.

French Father Christmas, catalogue from Petitcollin

The Father Christmas figures and candy containers are made using the traditional methods of 100 years ago. The heads, hands and feet are papier maché hand-finished and painted with water based paint. The coats in felt and flannel are dyed with natural pigments.

These decorative objects are enriched with details that connect them to the world of dolls and toys. They are filled with nostalgia for yesterday's Christmas and fit perfectly into the actual trend of introducing retro objects into modern decoration.