The Bed Called Regency


Those of you who have been reading my blog understand that the word Regency in French is associated with libertinage and decadence, and therefore has a certain flavour of nostalgia. This bed, named Regency by its makers (the Mercier brothers) had been a gold medalist at the Universail Exhibition of 1889 and later was acquired for a well-known Parisian address, 6 rue des Moulins — right where avenue de l’Opera meets rue de Sainte-Anne; their intersection, if you examine the map, resembles a pubic triangle, and this, together with the presence of numerous bordellos in the area, had given that neighborhood its ambiance. Now let us return to our times. It is almost bed-time and in a few minutes I am going to unfold my Ikea sofa, drink a glass of tap-water and sleep peacefully until the first morning trains. I wish pleasant dreams to all my readers….

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About versaillesgossip, before and after Francis Ponge

The author of the blogs Versailles Gossip and Before and After Francis Ponge, Vadim Bystritski lives and teaches in Brest France. The the three main themes of his literary endeavours are humor, the French Prose Poetry, the French XVII and XVIII Century Art and History. His writings and occasionally art has been published in a number of ezines (Eratio, Out of Nothing, Scars TV, etc). He also contributes to Pinterest where he comments on the artifiacts from the Louvre and other collections. Some of his shorter texts are in Spanish, Russian and French.
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