One day, I’ll visit the Palace of Versailles. And I’m sure once I get there, I will not be able to leave. But for now, we can make our own homes into miniature palaces of decadence and glamour with a few incredible pieces of furniture.
Featured below is the GORGEOUS Apartment of the Dauphin and Dauphine. This photo is courtesy via The Château de Versailles website. Concerning the space, the website states:
The dauphine’s private study
For a long time this small room and the following one formed a single space, which was first the antechamber of Monsieur, then of Monseigneur, before becoming the latter’s bedchamber in 1693. It also served as the bedchamber of the regent, then of the dauphin when he was a child, but was divided in 1747 to form private studies for the dauphine and dauphin. The young couple’s apartments communicated with each other by their furthest rooms, protecting their privacy to a certain extent.
Some of the natural panelling’s charming décor in “vernis Martin” remains; it has been completed and the scene above the door depicting the Four Seasons, which Jean-Baptiste Oudry painted for this room in 1749, has been put back into its original position.
Antoine Gaudreaux made the chest of drawers and Bernard Van Rysenburgh the sloping desk in 1745 for the first dauphine; both admirable pieces were used by the second.
A glazed door to the right of the niche, where a sofa once stood, provides access to the rear rooms.
I just LOVE the ornate designs on the molding and the bold and dark chandelier makes a statement against all the details! But how in the world is anyone to replicate a look like THIS?
Give your home a makeover by The Bella Cottage! We feature daily imported furniture from Europe! Beautiful and stunning items that will transform your home into something fantastic and beautiful! See below for our design ideas…
1. Large Gold Mirror with Floral Decor – Amazing large mirror adorned with cornucopias, flowers, and fruit. While the ornate frame will add elegance and style to your room, its sheer size will also help give your room the illusion of an expansive space!
2. Pair of Lovely Louis XV Gold Side Chairs – Pair of lovely brassy gold side chairs. Louis XV leg and floral carvings adorn frames. Upholstered in 100% natural linen. Flank a table with these two gorgeous chairs to add a stunning yet comfortable place to sit!
3. Italian Florentine 2-Arm Wall Sconce in Gold – These lights have a traditional flair and will look lovely on either side of a painting or mirror. Especially lovely above the mantle!
4. Vintage Double Sided Mirrored Folding Screen in Cream and Gold – Need a way to divide the space in a room or to add a little design element? This unique screen has and elegant shape, gold detailing and full caning on both sides! This piece would even be AMAZING in a bedroom as it has mirrors on either side. Perfect with the vanity or dressing area!
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