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Cedric DuPont Antiques invites visitors to tour a one-of-a-kind collection of historic proportions

Explore more than 20,000 square feet of hand-picked antiquities dating back over 400 years ago

At over 20,000 square feet, it’s all too easy to get lost in the one-of-a-kind artifacts stored within the galleries of Cedric DuPont Antiques. 

As the largest collection in the United States, the property is home to a wide array of historically important 17th, 18th, and 19th-century French, Italian, and Continental antique furniture and accessories. Not only is the collection constantly growing, with 80 new arrivals being added each month, but Cedric DuPont Antiques also takes pride in the careful curation and preservation that goes into each piece. Every artifact is handpicked and painstakingly restored to its original beauty by the organization’s team of European master craftsmen.

Recently, we caught up with the company’s Director of Marketing and Administration, Andrew James, to learn how his team was able to capture the one-of-a-kind collection through the creation of a digital twin.

What inspired the 3D capture of this space?

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The inspiration behind the 3D capture of Cedric DuPont Antiques was to bring the largest collection of 17th, 18th, and 19th-century French, Italian, and Continental antiques in the United States to our clients without them having to leave the comfort of their homes.

Cedric DuPont Antiques invested in Matterport technology early and was able to leverage the user experience in a way that elevated the sales process and allowed clients to view pieces even when they were thousands of miles away.

What are the “must-sees” you want visitors to explore and why?

The “must-sees” from the Cedric DuPont Antiques 3D tour are the grand staircase and the great hall, which include Gianni Versace’s dining table, “Rosie”, a larger-than-life-sized statue once owned by Carl Icahn, and a 12.5-foot tall marble and gilt bronze console from the collection of the brother of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

The limestone grand staircase is over 30 feet in height with a wrought iron and gilt-bronze handrail following the spiral of the staircase to the second floor of the 20,000-square-foot gallery. As you ascend the stairs, your eyes immediately follow the limestone walls up to the large skylight which pours sunlight into the space, highlighting the 17th-century Flemish tapestry and 18th-century crystal chandelier below.

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What’s the one thing you want visitors to take away after exploring your 3D tour?

One takeaway from exploring the Cedric DuPont Antiques 3D tour is the amount of content available to clients within the Matterport platform! Links, descriptions, images, and media can all be embedded into the tour and assigned to specific locations, allowing Cedric DuPont Antiques to provide as much information about a piece as possible.

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What are the benefits of Matterport digital twins?

In addition to scanning our gallery, a benefit of the Matterport digital twin is its utilization in design projects. A 3D scan can be completed of a client’s room, which can then be brought back to the gallery with us for review.

Exporting the space for use with our artists and designers has been most helpful in presenting a fully realized design without the need for trying out pieces in the safe, which can be costly and time-consuming.

Do you have any plans to capture more 3D experiences?

Yes, once completed we fully intend on creating a digital twin of Mr. DuPont’s personal residence. Cedric spent over two years updating his childhood home to meet his modern needs, while preserving its charm and designing it to house his personal antique collection.

Known locally as Pelican Manor, his home will act as his residence and extension to the Cedric DuPont Antiques gallery, with plans to entertain guests and clients in the future.

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