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From the moment you enter, fine art sets the stage for an unforgettable experience. Winemaking relics, French jazz-era reliefs, period antiques, Napa Valley photography and vineyard-inspired artwork establish an atmosphere of welcome and intrigue. Each piece curated to compliment a relaxing evening of incredible food, wine and service.
IN THE LOBBY
Josephine Baker reliefs discovered at a fruit stand on the Left Bank of Paris, by unknown artist, circa 1950.
Josephine in Paris
Josephine Baker, born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1906, Josephine Baker is arguably France’s most famous American import. Performing at the renowned Folies Bergère music hall, Baker shocked audiences by dancing topless in a skirt made of bananas for the La Folie du Jour. Known for more than just a skirt, Baker’s legacy includes a lifetime of work advocating for racial justice around the world.
TERROIR & VINEYARD ROOMS
Photographic murals of Napa Valley vineyards and landscapes, by photographer Ryn Clarke; antique fireplace surround with antique French wine barrel markers, circa 1800’s.
WINE CELLAR ROOM
A collection of 40 antique tastevins from around the world, 25 antique cheese knives and antique corkscrews.
Reprint of the Maurin Quina, a famous French wine poster by the celebrated artist Leonetto Cappiello, circa 1906.
Three Mouton Rothschild original label posters, circa 1982, 1989 and 2011; four original maps of Paris, circa 1910; three French grape baskets, originally worn by vineyard laborers, circa 1890’s.