The Gallery

Elisabeth Delacarte's Avant-Scène gallery is a reference in the world of art furniture. The works presented are acclaimed by the enlightened amateurs and the media, but also by the international salesrooms that confirm their ratings.

for nearly 40 years now, Elisabeth Delacarte has been revealing the work of the artists whom she accompanies in their creative journey. When she opened her gallery, she wanted it to be a showcase for their original creations. Numerous pieces have been designed and produced specifically for interior design projects (staircase handrails, bronze doors, custom-made pieces of furniture ...).

"The 80s were dominated by design. I was confronted to a universe of standardized industrial production and I had an immense need for unexpected furniture and objects, that would have that "extra piece of soul". The materials used are most often bronze, beaten iron, ceramics, plaster ... materials that are closer to the artists, directly worked by them or by craftsmen they associate with their work.

In addition to 40 years, the name "Avant-Scène", a wink to the proximity to the Théâtre de l'Europe, Place de l'Odéon, has become the heart of a district dedicated to the Arts. More than a gallery, Avant-Scène is an institution for all those who share its love of the exceptional, of fantasy, poetry and humor.

Elisabeth Delacarte

It is said she dreamed of being a music conductor, but for over thirty years, Elisabeth Delacarte has been orchestrating the decorative arts instead. Like an experienced music-lover, she has preferred solo performances to the orchestra pit, expressing her virtuosity in the framework of the Avant-Scène Gallery.

She faithfully defends her taste for baroque fantasy: a label she assumes as fully today as in the past. She sets herself beyond fashion and trends. Discreet and obstinate, Elisabeth Delacarte follows the path that she has carved out for herself, resolutely supporting the best that is produced in the decorative arts.

Elisabeth Delacarte also devotes her energy to a complimentary activity: interior design.


The 80s vibrate with energy. In their whirlwind, a generation of creators has emerged, carrying arts of living different from those of the past: Mark Brazier-Jones, Franck Evennou, Elizabeth Garouste, Marco de Gueltzl, Hubert Le Gall, Thierry Peltrault, Laurence Picot, Andrea Salvetti or even Claude de Wulf. In order to give flesh to this period in France, this book has collected the words of a witness of its actors, Elisabeth Delacarte whose Avant-Scène gallery is one of the few to have survived until today.