On either sides of the wall are Queen Marie Lenzezinska and Louis XV. Asking the same question that I asked in the last post - Do you need any other evidence to understand their wealth and grandiose.???
This clock placed in this room has its own automations, made by Antonie and presented to Louis XIV in 1706. Automated clocks in this era are not so common and it was the period when the technology started to pioneer.
The bed placed in this room is adorned with 18th C embroidery and is commissioned by King Louis Philippe in the 19th C. The only thought that got into my mind when looking at this was if I ever happen to own something as flamboyant as this, I would never have the will to sleep on this. I’d rather keep as a showpiece and sleep on the floor!!!!!
The next room is the Apollo Salon. This was formerly the King’s chamber which later became the Throne room (explains the presence of a Throne here!). At the centre of the ceiling is Apollo, the sun god.
She is a Candelebra, basically a candle holder and is made of wood, would you believe it.? Yes, its gilded wood..!!!
Next is the War-Drawing Room. Then there is a Peace-Drawing Room. Both of these are perfectly in symmetry. The walls of this room are entirely sheathed with marbles and other precious and semi precious stones and metals.
The next is the Hall of Mirrors.
Filled with exquisite paintings and sculptures and delicate crystal chandeliers too!!!
On the side of this room is the Bull’s Eye Room. It gets its name from the window atop. This is oval in shape and is attached to the ceiling.
This room is essentially a waiting room for the courtiers before they get the permission into the King’s bedroom. Ha! Guess he enjoyed his life to the fullest!!!
You should have guessed what room could follow it now! Yeah – King’s Bedroom!!! This was his room from 1701 to 1715 when he died. And the traditional ceremonies of his rising and going back to bed took place in this room!!! Again, if I were to get this bed, I’d never sleep on it and just preserve it as a showpiece!!!!!
This is the Peace-Drawing room as said earlier.
This painting here depicts Louis XV giving peace to
Regular readers would know I get a ‘child luck’ everytime. This time too!!! Soooo cute, aren’t they.?
Now, lemme take a leave and get back to you again with the last part of
P.S. This last para of this post is esp. for Roy, who asked me why I missed Galeries Lafayette. Nope, my dear