At this year’s BRAFA, a model train will be among the latest acquisitions exhibited at the King Baudouin Foundation’s stand. And you can see the train’s twin circulating above the restaurant.
Raymond Legrand, a passionate model train builder began, at the age of 14, to work on what would become a lifelong project: a railway circuit with authentic reproductions of Belgium’s National Railway Company trains, wagons and coaches dating from the early 20th century. Covering several hundred metres of track, the miniature railway comprises reproductions of the most amazing realism, all made by hand.
Among our other recent acquisitions are modern and contemporary works of art, notably by Serge Vandercam and Roger Somville, as well as photos by Jan Yoors. These sit in dialogue with paintings by abstract Walloon artists such as Joseph Lacasse, Raoul Ubac and Pol Bury, as well as works by Belgian designers Jules Wabbes and Jacques Dupuis. Lovers of ancient and decorative art can enjoy furniture, paintings and sculptures from the 18th century. Amongst the most remarkable pieces from this period is a service of Sèvres porcelain, based on the service that belonged to the Princesse de Lambelle, and also a particularly rare coconut goblet .
So, don’t miss the train and visit the King Baudouin Foundation’s stand, number 46A at the BRAFA!
The BRAFA art and antiques fair is from 26 January to 2 February inclusive. Tour & Taxis, Avenue du Port 88, 1000 Brussels Open from 11h to 19h For further information: https://www.brafa.art