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"De Louis XIV à Louis XVI" (From Louis XIV to Louis XVI) collection at the Louvre...a reminder that before it was a museum, the Louvre was a palace!

Gold and Glitz: The Restored "From Louis XIV to Louis XVI" rooms in the Louvre

Marie Antoinette’s Playhouse: “De Louis XIV à Louis XVI” (From Louis XIV to Louis XVI) collection at the Louvre…a reminder that before it was a museum, the Louvre was a palace!

Marie Antoinette’s Creamery, Versailles

Marie Antoinette's Creamery,Queen's Hamlet at Versailles.This was her escape from the customary dress & pompous of the royal palace of Versailles.

Marie Antoinette's private music room at Versailles.

The Rooms of Marie Antoinette. A hall for the music in perfect Louis XVI style, built for Maria Antonietta. She used to meet her friends in this hall, where she enjoyed playing the harp.

Palazzo Reale-Gabinetto cinese

Royal Palace - Chinese Room Palazzo Reale Gabinetto-Cinese-room was designed by Benedetto Alfieri, Vittorio Amedeo wedding Duke of Aosta (later elected King Vittorio Amedeo III) Maria Antonia Ferdinanda Borbone Spain in 1750

The King's interior apartments - Palace of Versailles:  the Clock Room containing the clock made for Louis XVI by Passemant, Dauthiau and Caffieri

The King’s Private Apartments

The King's interior apartments - Palace of Versailles: the Clock Room containing the clock made for Louis XVI by Passemant, Dauthiau and Caffieri

Versailles. Paneling.

FRANCE ~ Chateau de Versailes ~ A portrait of Louis Quatorze, le Roi Soleil (I believe the hangs on the wall

french - 19th century hotel decoration

Louis XVI-era period room at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC. Notice the Neoclassical motifs in the gilded wall carvings as well as on the furniture

royal touch

The balroom of the Catherine Palace, Tsarskoe Selo, Russia. Designed by Italian Architect Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli - Court Architect to Empress Elizabeth and master of the Russian Rococo/Late Baroque style.

Hall of mirrors at Amalienburg Nymphenburg

Rococo

It is reported the word Rococo is a French word meaning pebble. It refers to the small stones & shells commonly used in the this interior design style.This room is very elegant and flamboyant so I think there is some Baroque style here too.

Rococo interior - Schloss Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany:

Rococo interior - Schloss Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany look at the detail in this image. Also like the perspective and ink it would be an interesting design.

Versailles

Private Apartments of Marie Antoinette, the Grand Cabinet of the Queen, Versailles, France

The Grande Galerie in the Louvre, abandoned at the beginning of World War II.

“ : “ The Louvre Museum. ” The Grande Galerie was abandoned during World War II. In the museum removed and hid most of the art works, including the Mona Lisa.

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