Playful in design, RICHELIEU portrays a fascinating tale of 17th-century Europe through the symbols of a lion (Spain), an eagle (Austria), and a lily (France). The clergyman and statesman Cardinal RICHELIEU was a shrewd foreign minister with a hunger for power-- especially over the Hapsburg Dynasty in Austria and Spain. Even the caterpillars on the lily (enemies within) must be brought to heel before almighty France, as a famous etching shows. Along with amassing power, RICHELIEU was a renowned patron of the arts whose collection of painting and sculpture, once housed at the now disassembled Chateau Richelieu, was Europe’s largest at the time.
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Designed with the italian touch, from start to finish. Built on the grounds of an ancient convent, the inner workings of the factory remain secret 100 years later. Our founder's will holds that the techniques used to create the iconic fabrics were never to be revealed publicly.
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