The story behind

Philippe Ledoux is part of Hermès history. His Harnais de Cour design is reinterpreted here. The single harness from the original is multiplied by four to form a patchwork of pairs facing off. The richly decorated pieces from Ledoux’s composition are rendered here with a stark two-tone motif that covers half of each section. 
This type of court harness was regularly used in France until the mid 19th century, and later reserved for sovereign courts and gala events. A team of master craftsmen would have worked on each impressive section of these luxurious objects, braiding manes with silk or velvet bands decorated with tassels and palace embroidery, and crafting saddle stitch leather, metal cockades and rosettes.

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